Tale of Two Baltimore

April 15, 2016

Experts discuss roots of city health disparities. During a panel discussion Wednesday evening, public health experts explored more than a century of discriminatory public policy in Baltimore, and the results: two Baltimores with extreme—and life-threatening—health disparities for residents

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How to demand the best. People from racial and ethnic minority groups in America often get inferior care compared to white Americans

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After attending a lecture on deindustrialization in Baltimore (one of six in a series), our Peter Young reflects on the issues raised related to race, justice, and health

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(Video) PBS Newshour special correspondent Sarah Varney reports on efforts to repair the relationship between Baltimore hospitals and black communities, as part of a collaboration with Kaiser Health News

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Reporters from Kaiser Health News and the University of Maryland’s Merrill College of Journalism spent much of the fall in and around Sandtown-Winchester, a Baltimore neighborhood where violence flared last year after Freddie Gray was fatally injured in police custody. Residents say they have little more confidence in the medical system intended to heal them than in the criminal justice system intended to protect them.

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Too few women and minorities are entering certain medical specialties in the U.S., researchers say

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Why black men can expect to live 5 years less than white men

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Our Nancy Kass is a guest editor of the American Journal of Public Health’s comprehensive look at the current ethical landscape of human subjects research with minority populations

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