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.
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.
Feeling Invisible & Unheard: The Impact of Racist Stereotypes on Black Teenage Girls
A new Yale study finds that Black teenage girls face a number of gendered racist stereotypes that can impact their decision making in romantic relationships, lower their self-esteem and leave them feeling powerless and invisible to others.
We Should Be Teaching Critical Race Theory to Kids—But It Has to Be Done Right
"As we celebrate Black History Month this year, let our appeals to include lessons of race and racism become more powerful by first advocating for our teachers and children to have access to robust, age-appropriate training and materials worthy of that inclusion, " write Carmen Black, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry, and Christy Olezeski, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry, in a new opinion piece for Newsweek.Source: Newsweek
Donation Creates Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Fund at the Yale School of Public Health
The Yale School of Public Health’s ongoing efforts to promote diversity, equity and inclusion received a substantial boost recently with a generous donation from Dr. Pilar Vargas and her husband Dean Sten H. Vermund.
DataHaven survey reveals racial disparities in COVID-19 experience
Black and Latino residents of Connecticut have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent recession, according to a new survey released on Sept. 16 by the New Haven-based non-profit data analytics organization, DataHaven.Source: Yale Daily News
We Can and Will do More
Throughout history, groups with resources and power have sought to exert control over other groups through violence. Terror and subterfuge were key tools in the subjugation and genocide of Native Americans and the theft of their lands. From the 16th to the 19th centuries, the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database suggests that 12.5 million Africans were kidnapped and shipped to the Americas. We have seen near-enslavement of Latinx and Asian persons for forced farm or railroad construction labor in the 19th and 20th centuries.
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.
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