power A free webcast, Political Power, Policy and Health Equity is scheduled for June 7th, 2016 from 1:30 to 4 pm EDT. Registration is requested. The presenters are:


Posted by: jlenart | May 5, 2016

New report “Health, United States, 2015”

healthThe report Health, United States, 2015 (pdf) includes positive and negative trends. Positive trends are seen in infant death rates, women smokers, numbers of uninsured and some areas of health equity. Highlights are summarized by the National Library of Medicine.

National Center for Health Statistics. Health, United States, 2015: With Special Feature on Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. Hyattsville, MD. 2016.

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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The Raising of America resources include:

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.

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