Category Archives: Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities

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Senate Budget Debate Starts Wednesday – Here’s Our Amendment Recommendations

Tomorrow the state Senate will begin debating its version of the state budget for fiscal year 2014, which begins on July 1. Like the House budget did, the Senate Ways and Means version starts out with a strong commitment to … Continue reading

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People With Disabilities And Others: Please Fill Out This Survey From Mass DPH

[From Mass DPH:] Help influence health care in Massachusetts. The Health and Disability Program, part of Office of Health Equity at the MA Department of Public Health (DPH) is conducting a health needs survey for people with disabilities in Massachusetts. … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Sheriff Koutoujian

On Friday, Governor Patrick named State Representative Peter Koutoujian to serve as Middlesex County Sheriff. Koutoujian has been a consistent voice for health care, particularly public health. He is a recognized leader in the state on reducing health disparities. Health … Continue reading

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Engaging Minority Communities in Safer Healthcare

MITSS (Medically Inducted Trauma Support Services) has organized a half-day conference to take place on Saturday, August 28, at the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury focusing on issues of patient safety with a particular focus on minority communities. Please see … Continue reading

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Health Disparities Council Holds June Meeting

The Health Disparities Council met yesterday. Facilitated by EOHHS Secretary JudyAnn Bigby and Co-Chair Representative Byron Rushing, the meeting opened with an update on Senate 810, which is still pending in the Senate Ways and Means Committee. The Council has … Continue reading

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Disparities Council Meeting Monday

The state Health Disparities Council holds its next meeting on Monday, June 28th from 2-4PM on the 21st floor of Ashburton Place. The meeting will be the last to take place before the Council’s summer reccess. The agenda includes reports … Continue reading

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DPH Releases Community Health Worker Study

Public health leaders and community health workers gathered yesterday at the State House, in celebration of the new Department of Public Health report on community health workers (CHWs) in Massachusetts (press release). The report highlights the effectiveness of CHW’s in … Continue reading

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