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.
PA Program Thesis Projects Advance Research While Building Student-Faculty Relationships
Data analysis from Michelle Giwerc's, ’17 MMSc, Honors thesis on whether digital breast tomosynthesis mammography reduces the rate of false positives was presented at a conference last fall and has spurred further investigation. Another positive outcome is that the mentorship of her faculty advisor, Liane Philpotts, MD, was a highlight of Giwerc's educational experience at Yale.
Perceived discrimination increased the risk of worse health outcomes after a heart attack
An analysis of more than 2,600 heart attack survivors, ages 55 years and younger, found that nearly 35% of them reported perceived discrimination in their everyday lives.Source: American Heart Association News
Centering health equity within COVID-19 contact tracing in Connecticut
Recruiting a community-based workforce that reflects the cultural and language traditions of the targeted populations can help to increase community engagement, build trust, and improve reach within state contact tracing programs.Source: JPHMP Direct
Journalist and social justice advocate Steven Thrasher addresses “viral underclass” in Poynter Lecture
Steven Thrasher, the inaugural Daniel H. Renberg Chair of social justice in reporting and an assistant professor of journalism at Northwestern University, delivered the Poynter Lecture Sept. 28 at the Yale School of Medicine. The lecture was sponsored by the Yale Schools of Public Health and medicine, and several other campus organizations.
Yale Partners With the Urban League and Others to Address Gun Violence in New Haven
The Yale Schools of Medicine and Public Health and the Urban League of Southern Connecticut are teaming up with more than a dozen nonprofit organizations and local government agencies to see if an infusion of community programs and interventions in New Haven can mitigate systemic racism and reduce gun violence in the city.
Building Momentum: WHRY's Undergraduate Fellows Advance Women's Health
Women’s Health Research at Yale mentors undergraduate students as well as graduate students and rising junior faculty members to ensure that the next generation of scientists and medical providers fully account for the health needs of women and sex-and-gender differences affecting health. Here are a few examples of what our former undergraduate fellows are up to now.
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.
YSPH study: Hotel housing improves well-being of individuals experiencing homelessness
A new YSPH study, published in the journal Housing Policy Debate, concludes that using hotels for temporarily housing homeless individuals had a positive impact on their lives - something that could have implications for future ways of addressing homelessness in general.
Yale researchers call for strategies to eliminate inequities in access to peripheral artery disease care among adults who share a Hispanic background
Adults who share a Hispanic background and who get hospitalized for symptoms of peripheral artery disease (PAD) are more likely to only receive care at later stages of their disease, and get their treatment through the emergency department instead of early stage disease care, elective care as compared with non-Hispanic white patients.