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Health Equity & The Prevalence of Diabetes in Minorities

Health Equity & The Prevalence of Diabetes in Minorities

More than 1 in 10 Americans have diabetes and more than 1 in 3 have prediabetes. Diabetes is a deadly disease that often results in poor quality of life if gone untreated.Unfortunately, it is also more prevalent in minority groups than in other segments of the population. This is a health equity […]

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The Importance of Reducing Medical Supply Waste

The Importance of Reducing Medical Supply Waste

Did you know that 15% of medical waste is hazardous in some way? This means that 15% of medical waste is toxic, radioactive, infectious or harmful to humans or the environment. Consider that all countries around the world create 0.2-0.5 kg of medical waste per hospital bed per day, there is […]

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Why Are Chronic Diseases More Prevalent Among Minorities?

Why Are Chronic Diseases More Prevalent Among Minorities?

Social justice must be all-encompassing. In June 2020, the life expectancy of whites was 78 years. For African Americans, it was 72. One major reason why is the prevalence of chronic disease among minority communities. Every BIPOC community faces racial disparities that play a role in the social determinants of health […]

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Rural Health Disparities: The Challenges and Potential Solutions Explained

Rural Health Disparities: The Challenges and Potential Solutions Explained

For years we’ve heard about the health risks of smoking, obesity, and stress. But what if those factors were less important than our environment? Research shows that where we live has a big impact on health outcomes. And unfortunately, people living in rural areas often have a lower life expectancy, higher […]

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Health Equity: Understanding and Identifying the Root Causes of Inequalities

Health Equity: Understanding and Identifying the Root Causes of Inequalities

Are you a medical professional or a community activist? Just passionate about public health?You may already have first-hand knowledge of disparities within your local community, but have you considered how health inequities come to be in the first place?The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion seeks health equity. […]

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What Is Health Equity and Why Does It Matter?

What Is Health Equity and Why Does It Matter?

Do you ever think about why livespan differs across various groups? Why do people who live on one side of New Orleans live 25 years longer than those who live on the other side? Why are African American infants 3.2 times as likely to die than their non-Hispanic, white counterparts? To […]

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Arizona Health Equity Conference Review

Arizona Health Equity Conference Review

“Every child matters. Every family matters. These numbers are telling us we cannot wait. We need people who are healthy and educated.” -Dr. Flavio Marsiglia The annual Arizona Health Equity Conference is a unique forum that unites 300 healthcare providers and professionals, nonprofits, researchers and more around one central cause: […]

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