Black Medicare Patients Have Higher Long-term Stroke Death Rates
A long-term study of Medicare patients finds that Black patients who have an ischemic stroke (blocked blood flow to the brain) die at a higher rate than white patients, even after accounting for preexisting health conditions, a preliminary study by researchers at the Yale School of Public Health finds.
Study Reveals Persistent Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Prevalence of Multiple Chronic Conditions
A Yale study found persistent racial and ethnic disparities in multimorbidity, which is defined as the presence of two or more concurrent chronic health conditions, in the United States over a 20-year period.
Dreamer Girls Project is a dream-come-true for YSPH professor
An idea that YSPH Professor Ijeoma Opara conceived 12 years ago, the Dreamer Girls Project, finally has become a reality. She led two groups of Black teen girls from New Jersey on tours of Yale and YSPH in late July, showing them that college life can be a reality for them.
Yale Global Health Leadership Initiative secures grant to reduce inequities in sepsis outcomes and care
The Yale Global Health Leadership Initiative has been awarded a highly competitive research grant exceeding $1 million to reduce inequities in sepsis care and outcomes among African American/Black and Latinx communities.
New Online Training for Mental Health Providers Benefits LGBTQ Community
Mental health providers can learn to deliver evidence-based LGBTQ-affirmative cognitive therapy through low-cost online training, which would help deliver more evidence-based mental health care to LGBTQ people and support its implementation across practice settings, according to a new study by Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) researchers.
Total Joint Arthroplasty Direct-to-Consumer Advertising by Medical Device Companies Lacks Patient Diversity
Obese and African American populations suffer from higher incidence of hip and knee osteoarthritis, yet African Americans are less likely to undergo total hip and knee arthroplasty (TJA). Patient interest in TJA is a necessary first step for surgery. Medical device company direct-to-consumer advertising for TJA represents 1 potential factor driving disparities in utilization. The authors analyze demographics of models represented in medical device company direct-to-consumer TJA advertisements to understand whether advertisement content correlates with the population in need.
Physicians Need to Move Beyond Checklists to Address Disparities in Arthroplasty Care
One of the many challenges that orthopaedic surgeons face today is evaluating a patient as a whole by looking beyond a checklist that determines eligibility for surgery. When orthopaedic surgeons decline to perform joint replacements on patients with comorbidities, are underrepresented populations being disproportionately impacted? The data show the answer is yes.
Disparities Persist in Positive Cardiac Longevity Trend
One of the first national studies to measure long-term patient outcomes following a heart attack has found positive overall trends, but those benefits do not extend to low-income and Black communities, according to a new study in JAMA Cardiology.
Churches are closing in predominantly Black communities – why public health officials should be concerned
Public health officials need to become more intentional and systematic in understanding the demographics served by churches in predominantly Black communities, the ways in which they deliver services, their capacity to serve as potential extension sites for health care access, and the ways in which they support, more generally, the social determinants of health in their communities.Source: Brookings
The dental care access crisis and racial disparities in CT
There is only one endodontist in the entire state of Connecticut providing care to patients on Medicaid: Dr. Demetress Davis. Dr. Davis has been providing root canal treatment to patients on HUSKY for the past six years, helping many save their teeth.Source: The CT Mirror
Ed Yong, 3 deans discuss future direction of public health
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and 2022 Yale Poynter Fellow Ed Yong moderated a discussion, Does Public Health Need a Reboot?, with deans Amy Fairchild of The Ohio State University College of Public Health, Michelle Williams of the Harvard T.C. Chan School of Public Health, and Sten Vermund of the Yale School of Public Health April 8 at YSPH’s Winslow Auditorium.