Donation Creates Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Fund at the Yale School of Public Health
The Yale School of Public Health’s ongoing efforts to promote diversity, equity and inclusion received a substantial boost recently with a generous donation from Dr. Pilar Vargas and her husband Dean Sten H. Vermund.
State must center health equity in Connecticut’s health information exchange
Health information exchanges (HIE), organizations that aggregate and share information across multiple health agencies, provide that real-time information about community health. HIEs can aggregate data across multiple healthcare settings, from hospitals and urgent care centers to pharmacies, laboratories, public health departments, and other health-related organizations. Connecticut has committed to a foundation of achieving health equity through its HIE. This means ensuring not only a unified system of data exchange, but mandating measures, including legislation, to ensure the uniform collection and regular reporting of accurate information on self-reported race, ethnicity, language, geography to improve examination of racism and other structural causes of health inequities and incorporating other information such as self-reported health-related social needs, such as housing, food, transportation, and community assets that provide critical services to patients with specific needs.Source: CT Mirror
Neocolonialism and Global Health Outcomes: A Troubled History
Professor Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, director of the Yale School of Public Health’s Global Health Concentration, discusses global health outcomes and the harmful legacy of neocolonialism with YSPH Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Associate Professor of Epidemiology Mayur Desai.
School of Public Health Introduces Racial Justice Concentration
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.Source: Yale Daily News
From Zero to Over a Thousand Molecular Tests a Day
The Weekly Journal Recognizing the scarcity of molecular testing on the Island and with the concern that the number of tests needs to be increased to lessen the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust and its Puerto Rico Public Health Trust (PRPHT) program have joined forces in a collaboration with CienciaPR, Yale, and a group of academic scientists under the COVID-19 Clinical Laboratory Working Group.Source: The Weekly Journal
YSPH Student and Social Entrepreneur Receives Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award
When Shadrack Frimpong was awarded a President’s Engagement Prize from the University of Pennsylvania in 2015, the 23-year old thought he was putting his life on hold. Armed with a three-year, $150,000 grant, he, instead, found his life’s purpose.