The gap is apparent – 85% of Black and African American cigarette smokers use menthol cigarettes compared to 29% of white cigarette smokers.
Being an immigrant or person of color severely impacts outcomes when facing domestic abuse. No matter what level of education one has or how one speaks, the systems were not made to benefit people of color and have barriers for immigrants
While Northern Metals was operating, the zip code of that area, 55411, had the highest rate of asthma hospitalizations in the state, according to the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy.
Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) has taken a role in increasing Minnesotan’s access to these apps.
Following the nationwide protests and demands for change that resulted from the police killings of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Daunte Wright and more, calls came to create a plan to reduce police violence.
“Falling for a scam” is taboo among many immigrant communities. For many, a sense of shame lingers far after being scammed, which has a large mental health toll.
Among 164 HCAPE union members, Erickson estimated that only nine members are Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC), and 38 members are nonmale.
The ripple effects of gun violence, include the increase of toxic stress on children, which changes the trajectory of development in the brain.
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.