Racial Justice in Health Care: Maternal and Infant Mortality

Posted May, 16 2019 by Amanda Dunker

We’ve been talking about racial disparities this week, and there may be no other area where racial disparities are as stark as maternal and infant mortality (read our first two posts here and here). The United States in general has shockingly high rates of maternal mortality and we’re the only developed country in which the […]

An Update on Health Insurance Coverage in New York

Posted May, 14 2019 by Amanda Dunker

The CDC released early results from its National Health Interview Survey and it echos some of the data we’ve already seen. In most states, fewer people have health insurance – but in New York, more people do! There wasn’t enough data to know whether or not the change was meaningful, but it matches what we […]

Racial Justice in Health Care: Coverage Disparities

Posted May, 9 2019 by Amanda Dunker

On Tuesday we released an agenda for achieving racial justice in health care in New York. Today we’ll take a closer look at one factor that contributes to inequities in health care – white New Yorkers are more likely to have health insurance than others. The most recent data on health coverage in the United […]

Racial Justice in Health Care: An Agenda for New York

Posted May, 7 2019 by Amanda Dunker

“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and inhuman”, Martin Luther King Jr. famously said in 1966. Dr. King’s statement is sadly as true today in 2019 as it was in 1966. As a new HCFANY publication outlines (download it here), the quality of health care we receive in […]