Dreamer Girls Project is a dream-come-true for YSPH professor
An idea that YSPH Professor Ijeoma Opara conceived 12 years ago, the Dreamer Girls Project, finally has become a reality. She led two groups of Black teen girls from New Jersey on tours of Yale and YSPH in late July, showing them that college life can be a reality for them.
Yale Global Health Leadership Initiative secures grant to reduce inequities in sepsis outcomes and care
The Yale Global Health Leadership Initiative has been awarded a highly competitive research grant exceeding $1 million to reduce inequities in sepsis care and outcomes among African American/Black and Latinx communities.
New Online Training for Mental Health Providers Benefits LGBTQ Community
Mental health providers can learn to deliver evidence-based LGBTQ-affirmative cognitive therapy through low-cost online training, which would help deliver more evidence-based mental health care to LGBTQ people and support its implementation across practice settings, according to a new study by Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) researchers.
Disparities Persist in Positive Cardiac Longevity Trend
One of the first national studies to measure long-term patient outcomes following a heart attack has found positive overall trends, but those benefits do not extend to low-income and Black communities, according to a new study in JAMA Cardiology.
Churches are closing in predominantly Black communities – why public health officials should be concerned
Public health officials need to become more intentional and systematic in understanding the demographics served by churches in predominantly Black communities, the ways in which they deliver services, their capacity to serve as potential extension sites for health care access, and the ways in which they support, more generally, the social determinants of health in their communities.Source: Brookings
Major Funding Award Supports Yale Efforts to Address Maternal Health Inequities
A team of Yale researchers, working collaboratively with Yale New Haven Hospital, community partners and two regional hospitals, is exploring ways to improve health outcomes among pregnant and postpartum women in priority populations that have been historically underserved and experience systemic racism. A $20.4 million funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will support the study.
Black and Hispanic Neighborhoods Had Fewer COVID Testing Sites, Yale Study Finds
A new study by Yale researchers finds that, due to structural racism, the populations most at risk for contracting and dying from COVID-19 — Black, Indigenous, and LatinX populations— had less access to COVID-19 testing centers.
Feeling Invisible & Unheard: The Impact of Racist Stereotypes on Black Teenage Girls
A new Yale study finds that Black teenage girls face a number of gendered racist stereotypes that can impact their decision making in romantic relationships, lower their self-esteem and leave them feeling powerless and invisible to others.
New Report Details Steps Needed to Build Climate Resilience in Vulnerable Connecticut Communities
A new report on climate resilience in Connecticut is recommending that the state take more steps to dismantle underlying inequality that makes vulnerable communities more susceptible to the effects of climate change. The report, a collaboration between the Yale School of the Environment, the Yale School of Public Health Center on Climate Change and Health, and Vermont Law School, details ways the state can mitigate the impact of natural disasters on vulnerable communities, which are facing the challenges of disproportionate exposure to climate change, increased underlying stressors, and limited access to recovery resources.Source: YSE 3
Yale Researchers Find that NIH Diversity Supplements Are Underutilized
One of the best potential resources for supporting and developing minoritized scientists across their career pipeline is a diversity supplement award from the National Institutes of Health. But a recent article from Yale School of Medicine researchers in JAMA finds that these awards are severely underutilized, despite being readily available and having a higher than average award rate.
Study finds spike in hospitals suing patients over unpaid medical bills
A study by researchers at Yale and Stanford universities reveals a significant increase in lawsuits over unpaid hospital bills in Wisconsin, providing further evidence of the financial hardship that the U.S. health care system is causing patients.Source: Yale News
Birth Outcomes Improved Through Expect With Me Group Prenatal Care
Expectant mothers who received group prenatal care through Expect With Me, a program co-developed by the Yale School of Public Health, had significantly better birth outcomes than their peers receiving traditional one-on-one prenatal care, a new study finds.
3 Essential Questions: HIV/AIDS and the Fight Against Disparities
Yusuf Ransome, Ph.D., studies how social, economic and cultural determinants influence racial/ethnic- and geography-related disparities in the HIV care continuum, using factors such as social capital and religion, faith and spirituality.
AACR Disparities Meeting: Finding Solutions to Diversify Clinical Trials
The lack of minority representation in clinical trials has adverse consequences for the health of minority patients with cancer, including limiting their access to cutting-edge therapies and preventing clinicians from understanding how generalizable a treatment’s safety and efficacy may be to non-white patients.Source: AACR Cancer Research Catalyst