health-disparities

Report: Philly’s Black maternal morbidity rates ‘among the highest in the nation’

BY: - June 11, 2021

According to a new report by Blue Cross/Blue Shield as part of its Health of America Report series, severe maternal morbidity (SMM) rates in Philadelphia are nearly 190 percent higher for Black women compared to white women.

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The current U.S. healthcare system poses a threat to Hispanics. This is why | Opinion

BY: - October 19, 2020

Like many Americans, U.S.-born Hispanics increasingly face a high risk of obesity and obesity-related health complications such as diabetes and heart disease.

Wolf administration task force offers slew of recommendations to close racial, economic disparities revealed by pandemic

BY: - August 13, 2020

On Thursday, that panel, formally known as the Health Disparities Task Force, released its final report. Sprawling across 34-pages and six topic areas, it detailed more than 50 recommendations for Gov. Tom Wolf to review and act upon.