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Local Enforcement of Federal Immigration Laws Negatively Affects Immigrant Hispanics’ Use of Health Care

State and local enforcement of federal immigration laws can have an adverse impact on the use of health care services by immigrant Hispanics, according to a North Carolina-based study by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers.

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Bridging the Gap: Using Dialogues on Race to Bring a Community Together

In the current climate of increasingly strained race relations in cities across the United States, how can communities engage in productive rather than destructive struggle to become more thriving and diverse places? A recent article in the Journal of Applied Communication Research found that dialogue centered on difference can be a powerful force for change.

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Is Care Best in the West? Study Finds Racial Gaps in Medicare Advantage Persist Across U.S., Except in West

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Despite years of effort to help American seniors with high blood pressure, heart disease, or diabetes get their blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar under control, new research shows wide gaps between older people of different ethnic backgrounds in all three of these key health measures.

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Simple Model Predicts Progression of Kidney Disease Among Socially Disadvantaged Patients

• A simple model using 5 commonly available variables from electronic health records adequately discriminates between socially disadvantaged individuals with chronic kidney disease who will and will not progress to kidney failure.

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Physician Behaviors May Contribute to Disparities in Mental Health Care

The way medical doctors assess, treat and refer racial and ethnic minorities for mental health services may contribute to disparities in their use, according to a new study in Health Services Research.

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Ethnic Minorities Still Receiving Inferior Mental Health Treatment, Says APA Journal

Primary care that includes mental health screenings and treatments that take into account a patient’s language and cultural background can help address mental health care disparities among ethnic minorities, according to psychologists, physicians and other health care experts writing in a special issue of Psychological Services, published by the American Psychological Association.

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Wash U Expert: Police Body Cams Can Work if Used Properly, but Complex Racial Issues Can’t Be Solved with Gadgets

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U-M Expert Notes That in Ferguson Case, Perceptions Differ Between Whites and Blacks

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Harvard Legal Fellow/UofL Law Professor Available to Discuss What's Next in the Michael Brown Shooting Case

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Race Expert Rashad Shabazz Calls Ferguson Verdict 'Chilling'

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