Researchers at the University of Minnesota have taken a unique approach to looking at preterm birth disparities in Minneapolis, examining it through the lens of racism and policing.
Suicide rates, which were stable from 2000 to 2007, rose nearly 60 percent by 2018, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
While other schools are experiencing cuts as well, Kurth thinks Southwest was hit harder because of the decreasing enrollment numbers following redistricting in 2020.
Funds were used for everything from vaccines and testing, rental assistance and grants for higher education.
While MDH has previously had initiatives around eliminating health inequities, the bureau will allow MDH to take a better look at the many conditions in people’s environments that affect their health — and create concrete plans to address them.
The donation was an unrestricted gift, with just one requirement of sending a yearly impact report.
In the 2006-2007 academic year, Native Americans were .66 percent of medical school matriculants. Eleven years since then, in 2016, the percentage had only grown by .1.
Although recruitment efforts for the program are focused on underrepresented minorities in public health, it will be open to all master’s degree-seeking students and professionals in public health.
On top of those barriers, many members of the Somali community have experienced racism while accessing healthcare in the U.S.
Educators emphasized that they want to have a complete mental health team at each school, not a rotation between a counselor, psychologist and nurse throughout the week.