What is considered a health disparity? UNLV Nursing professor Melva Thompson-Robinson explains how far-reaching disparities go in our society (pandemic and non-pandemic included) and how her role as a journal editor is vital to public health research.
Advocates strive to improve maternal mortality rate among Blacks in Las Vegas
Considering Las Vegas’ population is 61.88% white and 12.23% Black, the data shows proportionally Black women are more likely to die in pregnancy-related deaths. Nationally about 700 women die each year from pregnancy-related causes, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control, and Black women are 2 to 3 times as likely to die from a pregnancy-related cause than white women.
As COVID vaccination rates stall, and the Delta variant spreads across the U.S., the Biden administration announced in early July that it will implement several strategies to encourage more people to get vaccinated.
Gaining Access for Minorities to Health Screenings
Shortly after Andrew Suggs 32, launched his barbershop booking app Live Chair, his father's health started to decline from congestive heart failure. It led Suggs to research heart disease. That's how he learned that African American people, like his father and himself, were more likely than Americans of any other large racial or ethnic group to die of heart disease.