Elderly, low-income residents most vulnerable to groundwater pollution from fracking in Appalachia
Communities with high proportions of lower-income and elderly people in rural areas are the most vulnerable to groundwater pollution from hydraulic fracturing in the Appalachian Basin, according to a new study in GeoHealth, AGU’s journal for investigating the intersection of human and planetary health for a sustainable future.Source: MedicalXpress
How ‘Weathering’ Contributes to Racial Health Disparities
Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS, associate dean for health equity research and C.N.H. Long Professor of Internal Medicine (General Medicine), talks about how weathering, a form of chronic stress, provides a framework for understanding health inequities.Source: The New York Times
Pasteur Network director speaks to global health equity in Dean’s Lecture
Speaking at the Yale School of Public Health, Pasteur Network Executive Director Rebecca Grais says high-income countries that have the power to truly improve world health have “pretty much failed both in crises and outside of crises."
“She is the best of us:” Ijeoma Opara and the power of health advocacy
From witnessing injustices faced by her parents to working as a therapist, YSPH assistant professor Ijeoma Opara's life experiences inspired her mission to reduce health disparities faced by Black communities.Source: Yale Daily News
Someone Called the Police on a Girl Catching Lanternflies. Then Yale Honored Her.
Bobbi Wilson, 9, was hunting for spotted lanternflies, an invasive species, in New Jersey. A neighbor called the police, but her effort has since earned recognition “from far and wide,” her mother said.Source: The New York Times
Yale Internal Medicine Faculty Partner with Formerly Incarcerated Leaders to Obtain R01
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on many people in underserved communities, including those who are incarcerated or work in our nation’s prison systems. Infections across this community have been five times higher than in the general U.S. population. Surrounding communities have also been disproportionately affected.
Perceived discrimination increased the risk of worse health outcomes after a heart attack
An analysis of more than 2,600 heart attack survivors, ages 55 years and younger, found that nearly 35% of them reported perceived discrimination in their everyday lives.Source: American Heart Association News
Centering health equity within COVID-19 contact tracing in Connecticut
Recruiting a community-based workforce that reflects the cultural and language traditions of the targeted populations can help to increase community engagement, build trust, and improve reach within state contact tracing programs.Source: JPHMP Direct
Journalist and social justice advocate Steven Thrasher addresses “viral underclass” in Poynter Lecture
Steven Thrasher, the inaugural Daniel H. Renberg Chair of social justice in reporting and an assistant professor of journalism at Northwestern University, delivered the Poynter Lecture Sept. 28 at the Yale School of Medicine. The lecture was sponsored by the Yale Schools of Public Health and medicine, and several other campus organizations.
Yale Partners With the Urban League and Others to Address Gun Violence in New Haven
The Yale Schools of Medicine and Public Health and the Urban League of Southern Connecticut are teaming up with more than a dozen nonprofit organizations and local government agencies to see if an infusion of community programs and interventions in New Haven can mitigate systemic racism and reduce gun violence in the city.
YSPH study: Hotel housing improves well-being of individuals experiencing homelessness
A new YSPH study, published in the journal Housing Policy Debate, concludes that using hotels for temporarily housing homeless individuals had a positive impact on their lives - something that could have implications for future ways of addressing homelessness in general.