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.
YSPH alums keep plight of African students in Ukraine in spotlight
Three recent Yale School of Public Health graduates created a film to shine a light on the plight of African college students who encountered racism when they fled Ukraine at the outbreak of the Russian war. Their documentary was accepted to be shown ahead of the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting in Atlanta in November.
US environmental laws are cleaning up air. But benefits vary across racial groups, study finds
Poor air quality has been a major concern this year in New England, but a new Yale-led study is highlighting how certain racial groups have suffered disproportionate health impacts from air pollution for years.Source: Connecticut Public Radio
Environmental Injustice and Cumulative Environmental Burdens in Neighborhoods Near Oil and Gas Development: Los Angeles County, California, and Beyond
Residential proximity to oil and gas wells has been increasingly recognized to threaten the health and environmental quality of nearby communities.Source: American Journal of Public Health
Health inequities persist in Connecticut: 14,000 excess deaths among Black population
DataHaven’s new Health Equity in Connecticut 2023 report found that inequities resulted in 14,000 excess deaths among Connecticut’s Black population compared to its white demographic.Source: Connecticut Public Radio
Study: Black Medical Students Experience Higher Rates of Attrition Than Peers
A new study by Yale University finds that Black students are more likely to leave medical school than their white peers. The results of the study indicate an achievement gap in the bio-medicine field during a time when many universities are struggling to find new ways to diversify the field.Source: Diverse
History of Racism Leaves Black Californians Most at Risk from Oil and Gas Drilling, New Research Shows
Even as fossil fuel extraction declined in California, low-income, Black and Hispanic residents continued to face disproportionate risks from living near wells, and Black residents were exposed to the most intensive operations.Source: Inside Climate News