Reframing Research on Racial Inequities in Oral Health

November 25th, 2020

oral health, racism, anti-racism, racial inequities, dental practice, oral health research

By: João Luiz Bastos, PhD and Helena Mendes Constante, PhD


Race has long been at the core of oral health research. In 1851, The Lancet published a seminal article arguing that[...]

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Recommendations for Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing Among Healthcare Personnel

November 24th, 2020

pandemic, COVID-19, COVID-19 testing, asymptomatic testing, healthcare workers, healthcare personnel

By: Sanjay Basu, MD, PhD


As COVID-19 cases surge nationwide, routine and regular testing of asymptomatic people is being provided on an[...]

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Tribal COVID-19 Response Among Indigenous Populations

November 20th, 2020

pandemic, COVID-19, equity, Indigenous, American Indian, 1918 influenza pandemic, smallpox, Alaska Native

By: Myra Parker (Mandan-Hidatsa-Cree), PhD, JD, MPH


The COVID-19 pandemic presents American Indian and Alaska Native communities with the biggest public health crisis[...]

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Practice Optimization Amidst COVID-19: A Note from Our Patient Partner

November 18th, 2020

primary care, health disparities, pandemic, social determinants of health, COVID-19, equity, practice optimization, patient partner, telemedicine, resiliency

By: Desiree Collins-Bradley


The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to be felt across the United States, and this includes the ways in[...]

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Mobile Clinics: A Powerful Resource for Addressing Health Disparities

November 11th, 2020

health disparities, policy, pandemic, COVID-19, mobile clinics, healthcare delivery

By: Sharon Attipoe-Dorcoo, PhD, MPH


The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the systemic limitations of the American health system when confronted with the[...]

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Integrating Addiction Treatment in Primary Care: Training Needs and Novel Approaches

November 10th, 2020

primary care, Addiction, substance use disorder, pandemic, COVID-19, buprenorphine, residency training, addiction medicine, opioid use disorder, addiction treatment

By: Bethany Canver, MD, MSW, MSSP, Emma Biegacki, MPH and Kenneth Morford, MD


Addiction is a chronic medical condition that carries significantly elevated risk of morbidity and mortality, as the[...]

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Relational Organizing Key to Addressing the Political Determinants of Health & Health Equity

November 6th, 2020

health equity, advocacy, COVID-19, equity, public health, political determinants of health, presidential election, relational organizing, civic engagement, civil rights

By: Suporna Chaudhuri


As the world has watched with bated breath, the 2020 United States presidential election has unfolded into a[...]

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Here’s Why the US is Failing to Thrive

November 3rd, 2020

policy, social determinants of health, equity, political determinants of health, life expectancy, failing to thrive, politics

By: Jennifer Karas Montez, PhD and Jason Beckfield, PhD


Americans die younger than people in other high-income countries. With a life expectancy of 78.5 years in 2018,[...]

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Promoting Health Equity through Voter Registration & Mobilization

October 30th, 2020

health equity, social determinants of health, voter registration, Vote for Your Health, voter mobilization, civic participation, enfranchisement, inclusive policy

By: Katie Teague, MSW


It’s a warm September day. I neatly arrange my voter registration materials at a small table outside of the[...]

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My Patient Anna, and Millions of Others Like Her, Are on the Ballot in November

October 28th, 2020

By: Rebekah L. Rollston, MD, MPH


Meet Anna. She’s a 47-year-old woman with diabetes and high blood pressure—that is, hypertension. When I first met[...]

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