Tag Archives: Health Equity

An Investment Opportunity

By Stephanye R. Clarke On September 8, 2016, the Office of Health Care Access (OHCA) rendered its final decision, allowing for the acquisition of L+M Hospital (L+M) by Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS). As a member of one of … Continue reading

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Report from DC: 700 advocates come together for Families USA Health Action 2017

by Rosana Garcia Last week, Jill Zorn and I attended the Families USA Health Action 2017 Conference in Washington, DC, to represent the Foundation, and to learn from others. In this critical time for health care, it was inspiring to … Continue reading

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Health Care in Black and White…

By Stephanye R. Clarke The Emancipation Proclamation. The Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Affordable Care Act — neither of these sweeping acts/laws have been able to undo a rather disheartening reality: there will always be racial and ethnic health … Continue reading

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Location, as a matter of life and death

By Stephanye R. Clarke LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Good news: If you’re financially well-off, odds are that you’ll live a long time – no matter where you live. Good/bad news: Being considered “poor” could mean either a longer or shorter life … Continue reading

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Where Do We Go From Here?

By Stephanye R. Clarke Five Steps to Improve Community Health: Step One: Listen to members of the community about their needs Step Two: Engage other stakeholders, community leaders & multiple data sources Step Three: Report health issues to the community … Continue reading

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Equity, Football & Stuff…

By Stephanye R. Clarke Imagine being a researcher focused on exploring contributors that impact the health of Black men and boys—and feeling like you’re haunted by a ghost. Dr. Wizdom Powell shared that sometimes she feels haunted/followed by the ghost … Continue reading

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Something in the Water… #SDOH

By Stephanye R. Clarke In April 2014, in an effort to save money in cash-strapped Flint, Michigan, state officials (in charge of budgetary issues since 2011) switched from Detroit Water to the Flint River to save money. In October 2015, … Continue reading

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