Today the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) will honor five champions of academic medicine with the inaugural AAMC ACE Award for Advocacy, Collaboration and Education. The five awardees collaborate with the nation’s medical schools, teaching hospitals, and academic health systems to advance and improve the health of patients, families, and communities everywhere. “The AAMC […]

Executive Summary Immigrant adults are a diverse population who make up 16% of adults in the United States and play a significant role in the nation’s workforce and communities, with one in four children in the U.S. having at least one immigrant parent (see Box 1). Immigrants include . . .

Several years ago, I attended an international health care conference, eagerly awaiting the keynote speaker’s talk about a diabetes intervention that targeted people in lower socioeconomic groups of the U.S. He noted how an AI tool enabled researchers and physicians to use pattern recognition to better plan treatments for people with diabetes. The speaker described […]

Health We are celebrating significant investments to address racial disparities in maternal and child health. The National Institutes of Health announced it’s establishing the Maternal Health Research Centers of Excellence in three areas where . . .

Is there anything quite like an afternoon walk with your dog? In Dianne Steinert’s case, it’s a walk with her daughter’s dog, Emmy, a black-and-white border collie, who’s bustling with energy as the two strut around their New Albany, Indiana, neighborhood. Dianne’s walking well, easily placing one foot in front of the other as she […]

Prominent White, male physicians and politicians helped put in place systems and policies to manage maternal health. While mainly intended to benefit White women, said systems and policies discredited or even criminalized “uncredentialed” midwifery. They especially targeted Black midwives. During and after enslavement, Black midwives played a fundamental role in women’s reproductive health, especially but […]

Republican Rep. Nancy Mace warned of the “staggering challenge” Congress faces in finding a solution to the high cost of child care as pandemic-era federal funding is set to expire within weeks, a situation being referred to as the “child care cliff.”  The 2021 American Rescue Plan allocated nearly $40 billon to the child care […]

Discussion Approximately one in five surveyed women reported mistreatment and approximately 30% reported discrimination during maternity care. These experiences were more common among Black, Hispanic, and multiracial mothers. Approximately one half of respondents reported holding back from discussing questions and concerns during maternity care. These findings highlight the gaps in delivering respectful maternity care and […]

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network expands materials tailored for the MENA region to help improve patient outcomes by standardizing local cancer care; includes new adaptation focused on genetic/familial cancer risk, as well as care for ovarian/fallopian tube/primary peritoneal cancers. PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Aug. 16, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)—an alliance of leading […]

Word spread through an Oregon hospital last month that a visitor was causing trouble in the maternity ward, and nurses were warned the man might try to abduct his partner’s newborn. Hours later, the visitor opened fire, killing a security guard and sending patients, nurses and doctors scrambling for cover. The shooting at Legacy Good […]

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