NIMHD in the News - 2020

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Policymaker action needed to eliminate COVID-19-related racial, ethnic disparities in long-term care: study

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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.

A Top Immunologist on Why Coronavirus Is Killing More African-Americans

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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.

Coronavirus batters the Navajo Nation, and it's about to get worse

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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.