June 23, 2020 — COVID-19's disproportionate harm on communities of color is "heartbreaking" and demands more inclusive efforts as the federal government underwrites attempts to develop a vaccine and improve testing, the head of the National Institutes of Health said.
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June 13, 2020 — The new coronavirus pandemic and its economic fallout threaten to exacerbate mortality rates for African-Americans, which have risen in recent years for blacks in middle age.
Policymaker action needed to eliminate COVID-19-related racial, ethnic disparities in long-term care: study
June 11, 2020 — Racial and ethnic minority users of long-term services and supports at assisted living communities, nursing homes and other settings are at increased risk during the coronavirus pandemic due to individual and system-level factors, and the barriers that increase their risk will remain without improved policies, according to researchers at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.
April 26, 2020 — James Hildreth has been waging battle against viruses for four decades—first as a Rhodes scholar earning his Ph.D. in immunology, then as a researcher and physician working to bring better medical care to the fight against AIDS, particularly for African-Americans.
The New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof Names Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health a Key Global Responder to Coronavirus Pandemic
April 25, 2020 — New York Times columnist and two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Nicholas Kristof today named the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health as a key organization fighting the COVID-19 pandemic on the front lines, as part of his efforts to raise awareness and support for this work.
April 20, 2020 — To help alleviate the frustrations, CAIH and other public health groups that have long been active on the reservation are stepping in. CAIH is building hand-washing stations for citizens without running water and delivering care packages of food, water and cleaning supplies to remote homes and the elderly.
April 20, 2020 — Racism has its own virulence that is bad for the nation’s soul and, as research has shown, is actually bad for the nation’s health.
April 15, 2020 — For the last 30 years, Arturo Morales slept next to the love of his life, his wife Besabe Roman.
April 8, 2020 — Dallas County’s top government official says he’s working to expand COVID-19 testing in low-income, predominantly minority neighborhoods following an NBC 5 investigation that found they are where people are the most vulnerable to the dangerous virus.