Posted by: jlenart | April 1, 2016

A Conversation With Latinos on Race

Percent_of_Hispanic_and_Latino_population_by_state_in_2012.svgA Conversation with Latinos on Race (6 minute video) is a documentary in which many people share their experiences and emotions with identify.


Until April 17, 2016 watch this documentary series at no cost.

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addictionScreening, brief intervention, referral to treatment (SBIRT) for addictions is a model for primary care providers. Archives webinars are available.


Posted by: jlenart | March 14, 2016



A study sponsored by the American Psychological Association (APA) surveyed 3,300 people and 61% of respondents reported daily discrimination. Discrimination included “disrespectful treatment, receiving poorer service than others or being threatened or harassed” according to the APA report. Data related to health perceptions demonstrated that poor health was associated with stress.

Posted by: jlenart | March 8, 2016

White Privilege II winning rap music

notesListen to White Privilege II, rap music by  Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, 2014 winners of the best rap album.

worldThe authors of Shorter Lives and Poorer Health on the Campaign Trail contrast the differences in life expectancy and health status of people in the United States versus countries including Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. The U.S. is first in health care spending and 33rd in health care quality outcomes according to the Healthcare Outcomes Index 2014, from the Economist and WHO.

Posted by: jlenart | March 4, 2016

Diversity training improves care

surgeonA study in the Journal of Oncology Practice reports that diversity training contributed to improved abilities to provide culturally congruent care among 253 surgeons in the U.S.

Posted by: jlenart | March 4, 2016

U.S. Cancer Deaths: Racial Disparity is Narrowing

gapIn the U.S. the difference in cancer death rates is narrowing between African-American and White populations. However, the gap in death rates due to breast cancer for women and colon cancer cancer men have not narrowed.

emergency  A review of 67,000 ER visits revealed that “minority patients are less likely to get painkillers for abdominal pain” and waiting time is longer than for white patients.  The authors is Dr. Adil Haider, director of the Center for Surgery and Public Health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

Posted by: jlenart | December 1, 2015

Survey of Americans on Race

Kaiser Family foundationA Survey of Americans on Race has been released by the Kaiser Family Foundation and CNN.

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