Explore the latest in health disparities, including differences in health status and health care access by race, sex, income, and geography.
This Viewpoint reviews possible reasons for reported excess mortality and poor outcomes in racial/ethnic minority populations with COVID-19 and proposes research, public health, and clinical interventions to decrease health inequities in and beyond the pandemic.
This cohort study examines the association of implementation of Medicaid sanctions in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program with Medicaid coverage rates among low-income adults.
This national mixed-methods cohort study investigates whether an end-of-life conversation game is well received and endorsed and motivates advance care planning among underserved African American individuals.
This cohort study evaluates changes in the percentage of racial minority patients and patients with low socioeconomic status cared for by physician groups after joining accountable care organizations.
This cohort study examines the association between rates of suicidality in gender minority individuals and implementation of nondiscrimination policies among US states.
In this narrative medicine essay, a medical student reflects on the ways in which she has seen racism and implicit bias affect clinical practice and emphasizes the importance of examining and challenging these biases to address health inequalities.
This cohort study describes trends among rural and urban patients with acute ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack in the type of health care centers to which patients were admitted, what care was provided, and patient outcomes.
This cohort study examines the association between cumulative exposure to residential segregation during 25 years of young adulthood and cognitive performance in midlife among black individuals in the United States.
This cohort study evaluates the association of parental socioeconomic status with telomere length at birth, a marker of biological aging.
In this Viewpoint, Donald Berwick summarizes the rapid changes the COVID-19 pandemic has wrought on the pace, scientific standards, delivery mechanisms, and working conditions of health care and how it has sharply increased awareness of the societal costs of poor public health preparedness and health inequities.
This secondary analysis of the POINT randomized clinical trial examines the association between race and risk of early ischemic stroke recurrence after a minor ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack among US participants.
This Viewpoint encourages the development of improvements in the availability and appeal of care for homeless people with mental illness in the United States.
This Viewpoint discusses the importance of investing in the health of American Indians and Alaskan Natives.
This cohort study examines the association between race/ethnicity and cancer outcomes in children and adolescents of differing race/ethnicity.
This survey study examines whether family member detention or deportation is associated with Latino or Latina adolescents’ later mental health problems and risk behaviors.
This cohort study examines triple-negative breast cancer detection via mammography screening, treatment, and survival rates in African American and white American women.
This cohort study uses pooled patient-level data from the SWOG Cancer Research Network to assess whether positive treatment effects are associated with demographic or insurance subgroups among patients participating in phase 3 cancer randomized clinical trials.
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