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Category: Health Equity

July 23, 2019

Minority groups less likely to have access to mental health services

July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Read more The IMPH Workforce for Health report outlines recommendations to decrease dis ...

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July 23, 2019

There's a growing population of older people across SC, and there are growing challenges

Health disparities in long-term care for the elderly is a national epidemic Read more IMPH reported similar findings in the Long Term Care p ...

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July 9, 2019

42 States are Healthier than SC. Diversify the Health Workforce to Fix That, Report Says

South Carolina should set in motion fundamental changes to its health care workforce and depend more on professionals with lower levels of e ...

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June 26, 2019

Socioeconomic status affects racial differences in health literacy, diabetes self-care

Could racial discrimination in health care contribute to a higher risk in diabetes health behaviors? A study via the Center for Diabetes Tra ...

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June 11, 2019

Focus on Equity, Literacy, and Advocacy Needed to Curb Maternal Deaths among Black Women

Black women in America are three to four times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than their white counterparts. AmeriHealth C ...

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June 11, 2019

$21 Million Study Will Research Health Disparities in the Rural South

A new study funded by the National Institutes of Health seeks to identify what causes health disparities in the rural South. Read more

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June 11, 2019

FDA to Eliminate Health Disparities in Clinical Trials, Research

The FDA is taking new steps to eliminate health disparities in clinical trials, research, and treatments of chronic and debilitating disease ...

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June 11, 2019

Medical Office of South Carolina’s first Black Trained Surgeon Added to National Register of Historic Places

Dr. Cyril O. Spann's Medical Office was created in 1963 was operated exclusively by African-American physicians. IMPH board member Dr. Geral ...

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May 30, 2019

Despite efforts to boost their numbers, African Americans account for just 6% of doctors in SC

African Americans make up 27.3% of South Carolina's population, and yet 6.15% of the healthcare workforce in the state. Physicians that repr ...

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