How Online Grocery Delivery Could Help Alleviate Food Deserts
For people who live in food deserts, getting groceries can be a real challenge. A new analysis from researchers at Yale University suggests that one service already in place in many of these areas could help make it easier to access fresh, healthy food: online grocery delivery.Source: NPR
Click, Click, Cook: Online Grocery Shopping Leaves ‘Food Deserts’ Behind
A Yale University analysis found that most people in “food deserts” in eight states would increase their access to healthy, nutritious food if they purchase groceries online and had the food delivered as part of the federal government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
"De-stigmatizing Disability: Tribulations and Triumphs of Disability at Yale," on Oct. 30
Yale School of Medicine invites you to a conversation on how we are embracing disability as a central component to achieving diversity, equity and inclusion at Yale. Learn from Yale students and faculty living with disabilities and from other subject matter experts.
Blacks, Poor At Higher Risk Of Heart Disease; Overall Death Rate Falls
The death rate from heart disease plummeted nationally over several decades for all racial and ethnic groups, but the rate of decline has slowed slightly and African Americans and low-income individuals are still at a higher risk of developing the disease and dying from it, according to a report from the National Center of Health Statistics.Source: The CT Mirror
Study Links Insurance Coverage to Access to Hospital Care
Compared to privately insured patients, individuals who lack insurance or use Medicaid are more likely to be transferred to another hospital after receiving initial treatment in the emergency department (ED). The uninsured are also at greater risk of being discharged from an ED and not admitted to the hospital. These findings reveal disparities in access to hospital care linked to insurance coverage, said Yale researchers.
YCCI Beginning a Second Decade of Support
Although it is hard to believe, the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI) is now in its second decade providing training resources and support for Yale’s clinical and translational investigators. With the second renewal of the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), YCCI is well poised to continue supporting innovative science to improve the health of patients everywhere.
Marcella Nunez Smith awarded nearly $10 million to launch health equity research center focused on precision medicine
Dr. Marcella Nunez Smith, associate professor of medicine and public health, and her colleagues at Yale School of Medicine, the University of Puerto Rico, the University of the Virgin Islands, and the University of the West Indies (Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago), have been awarded nearly $10 million in funding over five years from the National Institute of Health/National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIH/NIMHD).Source: Yale News
Applications Are Open for InnovateHealth Yale Seed Funding
InnovateHealth Yale (IHY) will award up to $5,000 in seed funding to innovative solutions which address a health challenge that disproportionately impacts low-income communities in the United States or low-resource countries. The award is open to all Yale students and a team may include non-Yale students (the project leader must be a Yale student).