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October 1, 2011 | Journal Article
Health disparities by racial or ethnic group or by income or education are only partly explained by disparities in medical care.
December 7, 2011 | News Release
In new, national survey, three in four physicians wish the health care system would pay for costs associated with connecting patients to services that address their social needs.
February 1, 2011 | Journal Article
Despite national prosperity which improved health outcomes for urban children from 1992-2002, disparities between children in distressed versus non-distressed cities, and between Black versus White urban children, did not improve.
December 20, 2010 | Journal Article/Story
American Journal of Preventive Medicine supplement examines how social factors affect health and offers recommendations for action.
April 1, 2010 | Journal Article
Nearly a quarter of all deaths in Virginia from 1990 to 2000 would have been averted if the entire state exhibited the same mortality rate as the state's five most affluent areas, according to this analysis of public data.
November 1, 2009 | Journal Article
Low birth-weight babies randomized to an intervention group were taller and had larger head circumference at eight years. The intervention consisted of home visits, attendance at an educational center, parent meetings and two meals a day and lasted until 36 months. Head size was associated generally with higher IQ and improved cognitive function.
July 1, 2009 | Journal Article
This paper looks at the issues of obesity, race and gender, and determines whether school environment influences body mass index (BMI) and whether the racial and gender context one grows up in may also end up affecting BMI.
September 1, 2001 | Journal Article
There is room to increase the public's knowledge about the broad determinants of health.
April 1, 2008 | Journal Article
Mexican Americans living in colonias along the Texas-Mexico border comprise one of the most disadvantaged and difficult to reach minority groups in the United States. This article examines health-related quality of life (HRQL) in Hispanics, specifically living in colonias.
October 30, 2012 | New Public Health Post
"Black men today are more likely to receive a GED in prison than graduate from college. One in three black men, and one in six Latino men, are projected to go to prison in their lifetimes. There is new hope--Sacramento is now responding to this cris ...