Latest Health disparities News

Foundation for Black Women's Wellness celebrates opening

Feb. 8, 2020 1:06 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — After using different spaces around the community for about eight years, Lisa Peyton-Caire, her Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness and the women they serve in Madison and Dane County have a permanent place to call home. Peyton-Caire and dozens of community members, partners...

Analysis: Louisiana health department targeting disparities

Feb. 2, 2020 4:00 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In a poverty-ridden state plagued with dismal health outcomes, Louisiana's health department has set a big goal to improve citizens' health, trying to help people access services no matter their racial, economic or geographic backgrounds. The agency last year created a health equity...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jan. 29, 2020 2:11 PM EST

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: ___ Jan. 28 The Post and Courier on the new CEO of the Charleston County Aviation Authority: It’s bad enough that the Charleston County Aviation Authority has chosen a political insider with no relevant experience for its $290,000-a-year top job. Worse is...

Woman tries to bridge healthcare gaps in the Black Belt

Jan. 4, 2020 12:02 AM EST

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Keshee Dozier-Smith hurried through the basement door of the aging Uniontown Municipal Building. She ignored the lectern at the front of the room where she was scheduled to give a talk, heading instead for the folding tables at the back where her employees were setting out the food. She...