Category Archives: Health Disparities

Also Pending: S.810 – A Step Forward for Health Equity

Massachusetts has an important opportunity to advance health equity through legislation pending in the Health Care Financing Committee. Filed by Senator Fargo and Representative Rushing, S. 810 (An Act to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities), establishes a permanent Executive … Continue reading

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AHRQ Releases National Quality and Disparities Reports

The annual National Healthcare Quality and the National Healthcare Disparities Reports have recently been released by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.  These reports inform the American public on the status of health care quality and disparities in the … Continue reading

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New American Lung Association Report Cites Lung Cancer Disparities

A new report by the American Lung Association, Too Many Cases, Too Many Deaths: Lung Cancer in African Americans, highlights once again that despite decades of advances in medical technology and research, improvements in health have not been equally distributed … Continue reading

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Disparities Council Pushes Linguistically and Culturally Competent Care

The Health Disparities Council held its bi-monthly meeting on Monday. Chaired by Representative Rushing, the members focused on legislative opportunities, interpreter services, and the Latino community to address health disparities in Massachusetts. Hank Porten, President of the Valley Health Systems … Continue reading

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Investing in Health Equity in Massachusetts

The Members Lounge at the State House was a standing room only today when the Disparities Action Network (DAN) presented an event titled, Investing in Health Equity: Taking Action to Reduce Health Disparities in Massachusetts. Health Disparities Council Co-Chairs Representative … Continue reading

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Investing in Health Equity

Despite the progress Massachusetts has made in expanding health care coverage, health disparities continue to exist. On January 26th at 10am, Health Care For All and the Disparities Action Network will host a briefing to discuss the roots of health … Continue reading

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Boston Public Health Commission’s Dr. Barbara Ferrer Speaks on Health Inequities

On Friday, Boston Public Health Commission Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer addressed the Health Law and Policy Forum sponsored by Health Law Advocates. In her presentation, “Taking Action to Eliminate Health Inequities,” Dr. Ferrer discussed the impact of racism on health … Continue reading

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