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Black and Latino residents of Connecticut have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent recession, according to a new survey released on Sept. 16 by the New Haven-based non-profit data analytics organization, DataHaven.
- September 08, 2020Source: CT Mirror
Much of the contemporary discussions on racial representation and minority empowerment have been focused on increased participation in politics, higher education, and the workforce. A facet that warrants increased public scrutiny is the lack of minority representation in randomized clinical trials, which plays a critical role in perpetuating health inequities. Today’s clinical trials fail to represent the rich diversity of this country, which effectively tailor promising treatment options to non-Hispanic whites due to study over-representation.
- September 03, 2020Source: Vox
Could stress be another preexisting condition that makes Covid-19 infections worse?
- September 01, 2020Source: Yale Daily News
As the country grapples with an unruly pandemic that has disproportionately affected people of color, the Yale School of Public Health has rolled out a racial justice concentration this fall in an effort to make its own strides toward equity.
- August 31, 2020Source: Supermajority News
Over the past six months, cities and counties in 20 states have officially declared racism a public health crisis, and the list is growing. But what exactly does that mean?
- July 15, 2020Source: USA Today
The disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black people, coupled with the harrowing effects of police brutality, has once again laid bare institutional racism in America. This, along with growing support for the Black Lives Matter movement, necessitates that we work to eliminate racism in every space. In medicine, structural and social determinants of health in the Black community and gross injustices in health policy have produced inequities that are woven into the fabric of our society.
- July 09, 2020Source: New Haven Register
Data from New Haven suggests that communities of color are disproportionately affected by COVID-19.
- July 07, 2020Source: New Haven Register
Public health professionals and scholars have written for decades about systemic racism being a major cause of Americans who are Black, Hispanic or Native American having poorer health and life expectancy than whites.
- June 25, 2020Source: Bloomberg Law
Requiring university workers to return to campus disproportionately exposes the very communities that university presidents have already acknowledged are at unequal risk of coronavirus infection. Five professors from around the country say the benefits of higher education on a reopened campus should not be delivered at the expense of the health of the university’s workers, and disproportionately, workers of color.
- June 12, 2020Source: CT Mirror
CT Mirror: Mubarak Soulemane’s mind was racing the day a state trooper shot him seven times. It wasn’t the first time he’d had a manic episode. His family would frequently call the New Haven police to help the 19-year old when he was in emotional distress.