Dr Seun Ross: BCBS Health Equity Goals Across 4 Focus Areas
Seun Ross, PhD, describes the goals Independence Blue Cross has for improving maternal health, diabetes, cardiovascular conditions, and behavioral health.
Vikki Walton, MBA: Bridging Health Equity Gaps Through DE&I
Employees want to know that their employers have a vested interest in their health, Vikki Walton, MBA, health equity leader at Mercer, explains.
Transforming Health Care: Insights From Industry Leaders on Health Equity and Policy
At the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Oncology Policy Summit, prominent figures in the health care industry from diverse organizations emphasized a commitment to advancing health equity and addressing pressing social and health disparities.
Hemophilia Survival Rates Improve, Black Men Still Fall 10 Years Behind
The median age of death remained consistently 10 years lower for Black and Hispanic males in comparison to White males, underscoring a critical area for further attention.
Dr Seun Ross: Achieving Equity Is Necessary to Sustain the Health Care System
At the Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health 2023 Wellness Summit, Seun Ross, PhD, explains the business case for achieving health equity.
New CMS Models Target Transformation to Address Need for Health Equity
"CMS cannot do this alone. We have to do this in partnership. So really thinking about providers and beneficiaries and how we do this together," Ellen Lukens, MPH, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, explained.
Vikki Walton, MBA, Shares How Employers Can Improve Health Equity
At the Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health 2023 Wellness Summit, Vikki Walton, MBA, addresses the role employers have in health equity.
Dr Monica Taylor-Desir on Taking Mental Health Care Awareness to Action
"Even though awareness was increasing, it wasn't translating into action," Taylor-Desir explains. "We know from our experience as physicians, that physical health and mental health are tied."
Dr Veronica Gillispie-Bell Explains the Impact of Implicit Bias on Maternity Care
"We really have to work on our implicit bias, acknowledging it, understanding it, and doing the work to try to change it," Veronica Gillispie-Bell, MD, MAS, says.
Study Reveals Prevalence of Subclinical Synovial Proliferation in Hemophilia A
The findings highlight the critical role that subclinical synovial proliferation plays in the progression of hemophilic arthropathy.
Dr Veronica Gillispie-Bell on Maternal Health Care: We Cannot Have Quality Without Equity
A recent CDC study revealed that reports of mistreatment and discrimination during maternity care were high among Black, Hispanic, and multiracial respondents.
Hemophilia Carriers' Reproductive Decisions Linked to Childhood Trauma
A study found that negative experiences and concern for future children's health drive hemophilia carriers to choose prenatal tests, with cognitive factors playing a role.
Reviewing 2022 Advances in Childhood Interstitial Lung Disease and Non-CF Bronchiectasis
A year of research emphasizes the significance of collaboration, standardized approaches, and targeted therapies in rare pulmonary diseases.
Dr Stephen Kingsmore Describes the Participants of the BeginNGS Consortium
The consortium involved in the newborn genomic sequencing initiative consists of a diverse and growing selection of stakeholders.
Dr Margaret Ragni Sheds Light on the Necessity of Testing Hemophilia Carriers
In hemophilia cases where there is uncertainty, especially when your factor level is near the 50% cutoff, genetic testing becomes important, Ragni says.
Equitable Access in Question as Newborn Genetic Screening Advances
While the challenges in affordability and accessibility emphasize the importance of early awareness and interventions, equitable access to the screening itself poses a crucial hindrance.
Dr Monica Taylor-Desir Discusses the APA Mental Health Care Works Campaign
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) Foundation has launched an initiative to prioritize mental health care.
Dr Stephen Kingsmore Highlights Disparities Seen in Genetic Testing
"We won't be content until this is indeed performed in 98% of babies," Stephen Kingsmore, MD, DSc, explains.
Dr Veronica Gillispie-Bell Addresses Racial Disparities in Maternity Care
According to new CDC research, 20% of mothers reported mistreatment while receiving maternity care for their youngest child.
Catherine Nester Discusses the BeginNGS Tool for Newborn Rare Disease Screening Awareness
Catherine Nester, RN, vice president of physician and patient strategies at Inozyme Pharma, highlights the importance of newborn screening for rare diseases and the impact of the BeginNGS diagnostic tool.
Neighborhood Opportunities Linked to Child Well-Being in Primary Care
Results reveal living in neighborhoods with very high Childhood Opportunity Index (COI) scores is linked with elevated odds of being up to date on preventive visits and immunizations when compared with those living in neighborhoods with very low COI scores.
Dr Stephen Kingsmore Speaks About the Future of Newborn Genomic Sequencing
Stephen Kingsmore, MD, DSc, shares the exciting advancement of the BeginNGS newborn genomic sequencing program as it approaches the end of phase 2.
Study Points to Environmental Injustice as Contributor to Health Disparities in US
Results reveal a clear association between the degree of environmental injustice in a neighborhood and the prevalence of self-reported poor or fair health.
Kersten Bartelt, RN, Shares Research on Disparities in Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Despite receiving their diagnosis at a younger average age, Hispanic or Latino patients paradoxically have the lowest incidence of recent breast cancer screenings prior to diagnosis.
Quality vs Convenience: Rural Cancer Patients Weigh Options for Surgical Care
“Our study suggests that narrowly focusing on hospital volumes and tying that to insurance reimbursement might mask complexities and trade-offs in achieving the goal of optimizing patient outcomes and experiences,” lead co-author Lindsay Sabik, PhD, says.
Catherine Nester, RN, Shares the Impact of Whole Genome Screening on Rare Disease
In this interview, Catherine Nester, RN explains the importance of entering phase 2 of the whole genome sequencing newborn screening program.
CMS Final Payment Rule Supports Quality Hospital Care in Underserved Communities
The new rule is poised to foster safety, equity, and reduce preventable harm within the hospital setting in historically underserved communities.
Racial Disparities in Aging-Related Health Outcomes Linked to Accelerated DNAm Aging
Dr Stephen Kingsmore Discusses Rapid Diagnostic Genome Sequencing Program for Newborns
BeginNGS aims to enable the prompt identification of potential genetic disease with its newborn screening program.
Catherine Nester, RN, Discusses the Advancement of the BeginNGS Screening Program
The BeginNGS program added 23 new founding members to the consortium and expanded to include 31 additional genetic disorders in its second phase screening, totaling 419 treatable genetic disorders.
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