Here’s how to address vaccination hesitancy in Pa.’s multicultural community | Opinion

BY: - November 30, 2022

To my brothers and sisters of color, for us to traverse these health disparities, we have to be proactive contributors.

Access to reproductive health care is a fundamental freedom, advocates say in Capitol rally

BY: - October 24, 2022

'The only reason that it is a political issue today is because it's been politicized and weaponized by a small group of ultra-conservatives,' one speaker said.

A nurse treats a patient with coronavirus in the intensive care unit at a hospital on May 1, 2020, in Leonardtown, Maryland. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

The pandemic made racial discrepancies in health care much worse | Opinion

BY: - September 29, 2022

The United States is one of the richest countries in the world, but we suffer from one of the highest rates of preventable mortality.


Overturning Roe made access to reproductive care even harder for Black, brown women | Opinion

BY: - July 10, 2022

Poor people and people of color are more likely to live in contraceptive 'deserts.'


Report: Black, Hispanic adults less likely to receive CPR, especially in public | Wednesday Coffee

BY: - June 1, 2022

Racism 'is definitely one of the factors' preventing people from responding to Black and Hispanic adults in need of help, researchers said.


National Minority Health Month shines a light on glaring gaps in health equity | Opinion

BY: - April 25, 2022

When the people who make up the backbone of our community are not well, Pennsylvania is not well.

‘The stats are unacceptable:’ Philly panel explores improving Black community health

BY: - March 19, 2022

By Ayana Jones PHILADELPHIA — A panel of public health leaders gathered virtually this week to address the myriad of issues impacting Philadelphia’s community health. The town hall put on by the Urban Affairs Coalition explored how the pandemic has revealed the urgency of addressing health disparities and what makes a healthy community. “We are […]

New state online tool aims to ID, address health inequities across Pa.

BY: - August 19, 2021

The tool, an interactive data dashboard known as PA HEAT or the Pennsylvania Health Equity Analysis Tool, aims to give providers, community organizations and the public the opportunity to address health equity concerns in their communities.

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.


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.