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News by Topic: Minorities

Nov 19, 2019 - Examines the link between poverty and healthcare access, as people with lower incomes face more barriers to receiving quality care. Features three women in healthcare that are focused on decreasing the health disparities among rural populations, people of color, and and those with lower incomes. (May require a subscription to view full article.)
Source: The New York Times
Oct 28, 2019 - Describes a study that examined practice challenges among health professionals in rural California. The study reports that women and minority primary care providers commonly experience bias, harassment, and hostility from colleagues, which drives many out of rural practices and into more accepting communities.
Source: Reuters
Oct 15, 2019 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of Minority Health announces the Call for Nominations for the 2020 CMS Health Equity Award. Nominations are for organizations who have demonstrated a commitment to reducing disparities affecting vulnerable populations. Nominations are due November 15, 2019.
Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services