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UK to Lead $3.4M NIH Effort to Reduce Disparities in Drug...

The University of Kentucky (UK) has been selected to lead a new National Institutes of Health (NIH) initiative to promote equity in drug abuse...

University of Kansas Establishes Center for African American Health

The University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) has launched the Center for African American Health, a new initiative that will focus on improving the...

Initiative Will Enhance Health Care Workforce in Underserved Communities

The Community Equity Alliance, a new initiative to eliminate barriers to equitable health care for underserved communities, was announced in January 2023 by CVS...

Stanford’s REACH Initiative Advances Health Equity

To improve representation in medicine and better address health inequities in underserved populations, the Stanford University School of Medicine (Stanford Medicine) has created the...

Researchers Call for Enhanced Obesity Training in Medical Schools

Obesity in the United States affects approximately 42 percent of adults and 20 percent of children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and...

Nursing and Pharmacy Education Prepares Students to Enter Professions in Crisis

Although anxiety, burnout, and other mental health issues have long been concerns for the health care fields, the emotional toll from the COVID-19 pandemic...

University of Kentucky Research Team Uniquely Poised to Reach Black Communities,...

The populations Danelle Stevens-Watkins, PhD, seeks to help are often difficult to reach. It is a common predicament in health disparity research. One of her...

Drexel University to Use $14 Million NIH Grant for Health Disparities...

A new five-year grant program launched by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will allow Drexel University along with five other institutions nationwide to...

Nonprofit Seeks to Diversify Dietetics Field Through Student Mentorship, Professional Development

As with many health professions, the field of dietetics and nutrition has long suffered from a lack of diversity. As of 2020, only 16...

Leading Medical Journal Editor Placed on Leave Following Podcast on Racism

Howard Bauchner, the editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), was placed on administrative leave on March 25 after a staff...

Pharmacy Deserts Worsen Health Disparities for Vulnerable Communities

Across the United States, many low-income areas are facing an often-overlooked health care crisis: the loss of community pharmacies and the vital resources they...

University of Houston Opens Medical College Dedicated to Underserved Communities

In July, the inaugural class of the University of Houston College of Medicine (UHCOM) will begin taking courses in the city’s first new medical...

“Power, Privilege, and Positionality”: How a Health Professions School Made its...

The MGH Institute of Health Professions was founded in 1977 as the degree-granting arm of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, and offers prelicensure...