Health Equity Connector

June 15, 2018

Roundup of multidisciplinary efforts towards a healthier world

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Baltimore’s 11 hospitals have committed to a new city initiative aimed at increasing their role in fighting the opioid epidemic. Executives from each hospital joined Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and Health Commissioner Dr. Leana S. Wen Monday in announcing the efforts to screen patients for addiction, connect them to rehabilitation services and distribute the overdose reversal drug naloxone, among other ways

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Highly accurate strips could unlock a life-saving public health approach to the overdose crisis

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CancerSEEK is a noninvasive test that can detect cancers of the ovary, liver, stomach, pancreas, esophagus, colorectum, lung, or breast

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Travis N. Rieder, the assistant director of education initiatives at the Berman Institute of Bioethics, a Hopkins research center, shared his personal experiences with opioids at the event

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Awards support projects designed to impact health inequities in low-, middle-income countries. Recipients include our Nancy Kass, part of the team working on strengthening health service delivery and building human capacity to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality in Sierra Leone

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A new batch of projects launched this month reflects a broadened scope, with topics ranging from self-driving cars and animal welfare in agriculture to refugee policies under the Trump administration

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Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore enlists priests, rabbis and a Buddhist to test the effects of psychedelic drugs on religious experience

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