Addressing the social determinants of health (SDOH) is an important step in addressing racism as a public health challenge, according to health equity experts in Michigan. But, it is also about the dismantling of unwritten social structures affecting health.  At our 2022 Michigan State of Reform Health Policy Conference, three experts discussed the challenge racism … Read more

A diverse panel of health care professionals considered approaches to addressing inequities in end-of-life care Friday.     The Washington Serious Illness Care Coalition hosted the panel, which featured Dr. Devyani Chandran, Dr. Mabel Bodell, Dr. Raleigh Bowden, and Eze Oluo. Prior to the panel discussion, Edwin Lindo—Associate Dean for the Office of Healthcare Equity … Read more

Hispanic Michiganders were more likely than white Michiganders to suffer severe COVID-19 symptoms, have longer hospital stays and experience increased social stressors—being unable to pay rent, buy food or arrange child care, according to a new University of Michigan study. The findings shine a light into the health inequalities that were already observed by an … Read more

With this being the last Colorado “5 Things” newsletter of 2021, we want to extend our best wishes to all of you and hope you have a wonderful holiday season surrounded by loved ones and good food! This month, we cover DOI’s submission of the finalized 1332 waiver amendment—the most recent step in implementing the Colorado Option. We also … Read more