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.
A Growing Number of Colleges Will Require COVID-19 Vaccination for Fall
An increasing number of higher education institutions are requiring students to get vaccinated against COVID-19 before attending campuses in the fall. Among these are Rutgers University, Cornell University, Duke University, and Brown University.
Published: Melva Thompson-Robinson and Johanna Adlam
Melva Thompson-Robinson and Johanna Adlam (both Center for Health Disparities Research) published a paper on "COVID-19 and Communities of Color: Understanding the Impact of Racism on Public Health" in the Nevada Journal of Public Health.
In light of the recent declarations of racism as a public health crisis, the push to address the situations…
Published: Melva Thompson-Robinson, Johanna Andrews, Tristesse Burton, and Kristina Ricker-Boles
Melva Thompson-Robinson, Johanna E. Andrews, Tristesse Burton (all Center for Health Disparities Research) and Kristina Ricker-Boles (Public Health), along with colleagues at other institutions, have a book chapter published in Researching in the Age of COVID-19, Volume III: Creativity and Ethics. This book explores dimensions of creativity and…
Published: Erika Marquez and Melva Thompson-Robinson
Erika Marquez (Nevada Institute for Children’s Research and Policy) and Melva Thompson-Robinson (Center for Health Disparities Research) led a team that published the Environmental Scan of Region IX: An Access to Health Care Report , which takes a look at factors that promote and impede health equity. It is the first of its kind to examine issues…
Published: Selam Ayele, Melva Thompson-Robinson, and Johanna Andrews
Selam Ayele (Public Health) and Melva Thompson-Robinson, and Johanna Andrews (both Center for Health Disparities Research), along with Carolee Dodge Francis of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, recently published an article, "Factors Associated with Mental Health Service Utilization Among Ethiopian Immigrants and Refugees" in the Journal of…
Presentation: Researchers from Environmental and Occupational Health
Philip Danquah, Donica' Beckett, Johanna Andrews, and Melva Thompson-Robinson (all Center for Health Disparities Research and department of environmental and occupational health) and Carolee Dodge Francis (American Indian Research and Education Center and department of environmental and occupational health) made presentations at the American…
Presentation: Donica' Beckett, Philip Danquah, Johanna Andrews, Melva Thompson-Robinson, and Carolee Dodge Francis
Donica' Beckett (Environmental and Occupational Health); Philip Danquah, Johanna Andrews, and Melva Thompson-Robinson (all Center for Health Disparities Research), and Carolee Dodge Francis (American Indian Research and Education Center) presented a scientific poster at the 2019 National HIV Prevention Conference titled "Investigating Factors…