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Immigration, Latino, Foreclosure, Housing Market, Trump, Deportation, Home owners, Housing Crash

Deporting the American Dream: Ejecting Illegals Drives Foreclosures in Latino Communities

Media note: Please find a high-definition video interview with Matthew Hall, a graphic summarizing his findings, as well as a copy of his paper “Deporting the American Dream: Immigration Enforcement and Latino Foreclosures,” at https://cornell.box.com/v/DeportingTheAmericanDream

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University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Penn Nursing Science, Penn Nursing, Margo Brooks Carthon, health disparaties, Health Policy, readmission rates

New Penn Nursing Study Investigates Link Between Bedside Nursing and Avoidable Readmissions for Older Black Patients

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As many as a quarter of all older adults discharged from an acute hospitalization will return within thirty days. Readmissions like these result in increased healthcare costs, functional decline and greater need for skilled nursing when transitioning back to community settings. Older black patients bear a disproportionate risk of readmissions according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and no single approach has been repeatedly effective in reducing readmissions for older black patients.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Postpartum Depression, African-American mothers, Latina mothers, mothers of color, spirituality and depression, Faith-based organizations, Affordable Care Act (ACA), faith communities, health care service providers, church communities, Social Networks

‘I Find Peace There’: The Role of Spirituality in Treating Postpartum Depression in Mothers of Color

Churches and other faith-based communities are an untapped resource that health-care providers should consider when suggesting treatment options for African-American and Latina mothers who have histories of postpartum depression (PPD), according to a new University at Buffalo-led study.

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Diabetes, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Hispanic

Hispanic Adults with Diabetes Could Benefit From Peer Support Interventions

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Researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine examined the effectiveness of peer support interventions and found that the interventions were effective at improving the blood sugar levels of participants from minority groups, especially those of Hispanic ethnicity.

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Ben Carson, HUD, Housing and Urban Development, Public Housing, Economic Development, president-elect, Trump, Poverty, Inequality, Race

Despite His Past, Carson May Become America’s ‘Dismantler-in-Chief’

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Methadone Treatment, Methadone, drug abuse treatment, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, African American

Lower-Than-Recommended Methadone Doses for Opiate Addiction Are More Likely at Facilities Managed by African-American Directors, Johns Hopkins Study Shows

While the daily dose of methadone for opiate addiction has declined in recent years, facilities run by African-American directors were more likely to provide low methadone doses than facilities run by managers of other races and ethnicities.

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Black-White Earnings Gap Returns to 1950 Levels

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After decades of progress, earnings gap between black and white men is back at 1950 levels.

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Breastfeeding, Womens Health, Maternal And Child Health, disparities in healthcare, Minority Health, Access To Care

Study Shows Alarming Disparities in Health Outcomes Could Be Prevented by Breastfeeding

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Lack of paid leave and outdated maternity care are barriers to breastfeeding that disproportionately impact families of color. This is the first study to show how these disparities translate into differences in health outcomes.

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White Nationalism, alt-right

Vanderbilt Expert Predicted Rise of White Nationalism in 2002

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Vanderbilt University political scientist Carol Swain predicted the rise of the white nationalism, seen by many as the foundation of the alt-right movement, 14 years ago in her book, The New White Nationalism in America: Its Challenge to Integration. “The alt-right is not a new development. It is an effort to rebrand the white nationalism I described in 2002, as a more intellectual movement that uses social science data, rhetoric and civil rights laws to advance its agenda,” Swain, professor of political science and of law, says.

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Allergy, Allergies, Children, Minorities, Asthma, African American, Latino, Hispanic, kids, ethnic differences, Ethnic Disparities

African American, White and Latino Children Have Different Food Allergen Profiles

Allergy and immunology experts at Rush University Medical Center, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago have conducted the first study designed to assess and characterize the racial and ethnic difference in food allergies among children in the U.S.

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drug war, Drug Policy, HIV, African Americans, Stigma and Health, incarcerated men

Public Health Researchers Examine How Drug Policy Impacts HIV Vulnerability Among African Americans

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Researchers at the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences have developed a tool for framing the relationship between policy, criminal justice practices and HIV-related factors that impact racial disparities.

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Study Provides Insight Into Children’s Race and Gender Identities

Research from the University of Washington found that children aged 7 to 12 rate gender as more important than race — and that their perceptions of both are a complex mix of personal and societal influences.

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Teachers, Education, Racial Stereotypes, Race, Ethnicity, parent teacher interaction

Teacher Communication with Parents Consistent with Racial Stereotypes

Teachers communicate with parents not just based on a student’s academic performance and behaviors, but also based on parents’ racial and immigrant backgrounds, finds a study by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

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Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes and Asian Americans, screening for diabetes, BMI

Asian Americans Are at High Risk for Diabetes but Rarely Get Screened

Asian Americans have a high prevalence of undiagnosed diabetes. Less than half of Asian Americans who ought to be screened for type 2 diabetes actually get tested. They are the racial and ethnic group least likely, by far, to undergo recommended screening.

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Race, Ethnicity, Race And Ethnicity, ACR annual meeting, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), SLE, Lupus, Healthcare Disparities, Healthcare Access, Access To Health Care, Rheumatology, Rheumatic Disease

Race, Ethnicity and Education Levels Linked to Longer Delays Accessing Lupus Specialty Care

Lupus patients who are African-American or Asian, or those who have attained only a high school education or less, had longer delays in seeing a rheumatologist or nephrologist for a confirmed diagnosis than other groups, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2016 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in Washington.

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Race, Racism, Racial justice, Trump, Clinton, Elections

Trump Victory Shows Racial Justice Movement Needs Better Storytellers

Striking racial divides in the 2016 election serve as a reminder that racially charged narratives still have a powerful hold on the American mindset. If the left is to compete in future elections, it must learn to tell competing narratives that build coalitions around racial justice, says political scholar Clarissa Hayward.

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New Texas Tech Study Shows Participation, Trust by Hispanics in Politics Has Room for Improvement

The study was conducted by the Thomas Jay Harris Institute for Hispanic & International Communication.

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Discrimination, Environmental Justice, Housing, Psychology, Racial Disparities, Segregation, Stereotyping

Studies Examine Racial Bias in Pollution, Devaluation of Black Communities

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Present-day racial biases may contribute to the pollution and devaluation of lower- and middle-class black communities, according to new research led by a social psychologist at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Penn Nursing Science, Penn Nursing, Karen Lasater, Matthew McHugh, Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, Racial Disparities, nurse staffing levels, Knee Replacement Surgery, Hip Replacement Surgery

Racial Disparities in Postoperative Readmission May Be Reduced by Improving Nurse-to-Patient Staffing

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A new study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research (CHOPR) shows that older black adults are not only more likely to be readmitted following an elective hip/knee replacement, than otherwise similar white patients – they may also be more adversely affected by insufficient hospital nurse staffing.

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Advance Care Plan, Advance Care Planning, Aging, end-of-life care, End Of Life Decisions

1-in-4 Older Adults Has Not Discussed Advance Care Planning

More than one in four older adults have not engaged in planning for end-of-life care or directives, despite significant public efforts to encourage the practice. This is especially true for African Americans, Latinos and those with less education and income, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco.







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