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An increasing multicultural divide between patients and the healthcare workforce that serves them is leading to poor outcomes and higher costs.
Nearly 40% of the more than 43 million Americans who live below the poverty line avoid going to the doctor because of the cost of medical treatment. We must do better than this.
As healthcare costs continue to rise, hospitals and doctors are trying to figure out how to find these patients and get to the root of their problems.
Rich Carmona, former Surgeon General shares his observations about the powerful role health and economic disparities play not only in determining outcomes in the U.S., but also globally.
The choices Rich Carmona made as Surgeon General reflect what he learned from his own life about the nexus of health, education, culture, & economic status.
We have known for years that race matters in medicine; lack of diversity in biomed research is one of the problems. Esteban Burchard MD, MPH explains.
Carladenise Edwards, PhD, an African-American mother, wife, sister, daughter and friend of many describes the action steps she is taking as a result of the Trayvon Martin killing.