Rural Health During the Pandemic: Challenges and Solutions to Accessing Care

Rural areas often face unique characteristics that put residents at increased risk of death, including older age, reduced access to health care, further distance from care, and higher rates of poverty.

National Institute for Health Care Management (NICM) Foundation - February 24, 2022

Time for Dental Care to Be Considered Essential in US Health Care Policy

Oral Health Inequity

Training, service delivery, and financing are done separately in dentistry and general health care, which has influenced reimbursement structures, access to services, and outcomes.

American Medical Association (AMA) Journal of Ethics - January 2022

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Connections Between Health Equity and Disability

When it comes to health care, significant disparities abound between people with disabilities and non-disabled people. From physical barriers and discrimination, to financial hurdles and a lack of available resources, access to health care is alarmingly inequitable for disabled people around the world. According to a 2019 report from The Missing Billion, “People with disabilities face higher healthcare needs, more barriers to accessing services, and less health coverage, resulting in worse health outcomes.”

Disability & Philanthropy Forum - 2022

Rural Health Equity

Rural health disparities have attracted increased national attention, compelling an expanded focus on rural health research. The article discusses the relevance of health equity frameworks, implementation science, and community-engaged approaches to promote rural well-being.

December 15, 2021

Remove Race From Equation Used to Assess Kidney Function, Researchers Say

American Journal of Managed Care - September 23, 2021

An Inside Look at Disparities in Lung Cancer Care for At-Risk Populations

American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC) - August 1, 2021

Health Equity in Midsize Rural Communities: Challenges and Opportunities in a Changing Rural America.

Health Equity in Midsize Rural Communities: Challenges and Opportunities in a Changing Rural America

September 2020

The State of Rural Public Health: Enduring Needs in a New Decade

The challenges the rural governmental public health enterprise faces, the so-called “double disparity” of worse health outcomes and behaviors alongside modest investment in health departments compared with their nonrural peers.

August 12, 2020

Digital Health Equity and COVID-19

The Innovation Curve Cannot Reinforce the Social Gradient of Health. Digital inequality research has shown that internet access is not evenly distributed among the general population.

Journal of Medical Internet Research - June 20, 2020

Innovative Diabetes Interventions in the U.S. Hispanic Population

American Diabetes Association Diabetes Spectrum - November 2019

Advancing health equity and access using telemedicine: a geospatial assessment

The study evaluates the reach and context of a virtual urgent care (VUC) program on health equity and accessibility to improve healthcare.

July 24, 2019

Listening to Black Mothers in California

National Partnership for Women and Families - September 2018

Prevalence and correlates of obstructive sleep apnea among African Americans

By Dayna A. Johnson, Na Guo, Michael Rueschman, Rui Wang, James G. Wilson, Susan Redline – September 5, 2018

Why America's Black Mothers and Babies Are in a Life-or-Death Crisis

By Linda Villarosa – The New York Times Magazine – April 11, 2018

The Subtler Ways Racism Hurts Health

NPR – November 11, 2017

New Diagnostic Codes Lessen Stigma for Transgender People

By Jack Drescher, MD – Medscape – September 11, 2017

Racial and Ethnic Disparities by Gender in Health Care in Medicare Advantage

CMS Office of Minority Health in collaboration with the RAND Corporation - April 2017

How racism makes us sick

By DAVID R. WILLIAMS - November, 2016

The problem with race-based medicine

By DOROTHY ROBERTS - November, 2015