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Supreme Court Rules on Michigan Affirmative Action Case: Experts Needed

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New Study Examines Disparities in Medicaid Spending on Children in the Welfare System

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In the new health-care climate of the Affordable Care Act and efforts to expand Medicare to accommodate more individuals and children, the need to closely examine ways to best use government funding is becoming increasingly evident. A new study from the Brown School examines racial and ethnic differences in Medicaid expenditures for children in the welfare system who use psychotropic drugs.

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UNH Carsey Institute: The Increasing Diversity of America’s Youth

Diversity is increasing among America’s youth because of unprecedented population increases of minority children, particularly Hispanic, as well as a significant decline in the number of non-Hispanic white children, according to research from the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire.

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Oft-Assumed Reasons for Racial Obesity Disparities May Not Be Only Cause, Study Says

African-Americans have higher obesity rates than do whites, and while socioeconomic status is often believed to be the root cause, a new UAB study suggests other factors should be considered.

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Meaning Of ‘The American Dream’ Different For Minorities, Whites

Though owning a home is considered the American dream, race can influence just how sweet that dream actually is.

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Local and Market-Driven Priorities Widen Global Health Gap

a new analysis of nearly 4 million scientific articles finds that research is disproportionately focused on diseases that primarily afflict wealthy countries. Correspondingly, less research attention is given to diseases of the developing world, increasing global health disparities.

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Brain Scans Link Concern for Justice with Reason, Not Emotion

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People who care about justice are swayed more by reason than emotion, according to new brain scan research from the University of Chicago Department of Psychology and Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience.

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Time, Trust and Transparency Keys to Minority Biospecimen Collection

Biospecimen collection among diverse populations lags far behind that of whites. In work aimed at boosting these collection rates, researchers at UC Davis and collaborators at three other institutions found that Asian, African and Hispanic Americans are open to donating specimens for research when clinicians and scientists adopt the right strategies.

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Equity of Care Begins with Us: Tell Someone

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Through eight-word stories, the University of Michigan Health System is asking the nation to describe what health care equity means to them and how it can be attained across all segments of society in the U.S. and worldwide. People can connect online or write their eight words on cards distributed at the U-M campus in Ann Arbor, Mich. Spurred by disparities in health care driven by social, racial, ethnic, gender, economic and geographic status, the U-M is focusing attention on how health care equity must be a national priority.

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Black Students and the Preschool-to-Prison Pipeline

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