Healthcare

The State of Minority NC

By Stephen Sills / August 26, 2022 / Comments Off on The State of Minority NC

Presentation from the National Institute of Minority Economic Development Executive Networking Conference 2022 Once a state with a clear racial binary (white/black), North Carolina continues to become more diverse as…

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In the News July 20 – August 3, 2022

By Stephen Sills / August 3, 2022 / Comments Off on In the News July 20 – August 3, 2022

Housing Equity: Treasury Announces New Steps to Increase Affordable Housing Supply and Lower Long-Term Housing Costs for American Families: The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced new guidance to increase…

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FHHP RELEASES NEW STUDY THAT EXAMINES SOCIAL DRIVERS OF HEALTH IN HIGH POINT

By Stephen Sills / July 28, 2022 / Comments Off on FHHP RELEASES NEW STUDY THAT EXAMINES SOCIAL DRIVERS OF HEALTH IN HIGH POINT

The Foundation for a Healthy High Point has released a new study highlighting summary data on health and economic disparities. The study shares new recommendations to help alleviate social and financial…

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In the News 7.20.2022

By Stephen Sills / July 20, 2022 / Comments Off on In the News 7.20.2022

Housing Equity: New Policy Protects People with Vouchers Seeking City-Supported Housing: The Charlotte City Council on Monday voted to adopt a new city policy that protects prospective tenants in City…

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RPIC Policy Agenda – Reduce Disparities in Health due to Social Drivers of Health

By Stephen Sills / May 16, 2022 / Comments Off on RPIC Policy Agenda – Reduce Disparities in Health due to Social Drivers of Health

The effects of systemic racism are visible throughout the health care system and in the disproportionately negative health outcomes among communities of color. Black patients fare significantly worse than whites in the categories including infant mortality and neonatal health; HIV/AIDS; cardiovascular disease; cancer screening and management; adult and child immunizations; diabetes; asthma; end-stage renal disease; nutritional risk; breast cancer; as well as anxiety, depression, and substance misuse.

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Medicaid Expansion Could Have Prevented 745 COVID-19 Deaths in North Carolina

By pwsadmin / March 4, 2021 / Comments Off on Medicaid Expansion Could Have Prevented 745 COVID-19 Deaths in North Carolina

Studies show that people without insurance report delaying or simply foregoing necessary medical treatment due to cost. We hypothesized that counties with a population that have higher percentages of uninsured would have higher rates of COVID-19 deaths when controlling for per capita COVID case rates.

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