How racism in US health system hinders care and costs lives of African Americans

COVID-19 has again demonstrated the health inequities that exist between African-Americans and whites.

Ukamaka M. Oruche, Associate Professor & Director of Global Programs, Indiana University • conversation
June 29, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  covid-19  health-disparities  implicit-bias  racism  doctors  african-americans  nurses  african-american-health

Coronavirus deaths and those of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery have something in common: Racism

Racism – and the chronic stress it causes – leads to poor health among African Americans. It may change the way genes are expressed, leading to increased levels of dangerous stress hormones.

April Thames, Associate Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences • conversation
June 9, 2020 ~9 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  inflammation  immune-system  pandemic  health-disparities  racism  african-americans

How a tech-based program on health brought African American kids and parents together

Rural African American families typically have more disadvantages than those living in urban areas. But high-tech options can help.

Velma McBride Murry, University Professor, Departments of Health Policy and Human & Organizational Development, Vanderbilt University • conversation
March 10, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  technology  sexual-activity  african-americans  african-american-students  delinquency  rural-america  alcohol-and-drug-use

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