Five recent publications by Thomas LaVeist, PhD, offer new insights into equity and health, a topic for which he is known as a national and global leader.
Women with Greater Heart-Disease Risk Less Likely to Get Recommended Preventive Care, Finds Study of Commercial Health Plan Members
After studies drew attention to gender disparities in cardiovascular care, many health insurers and provider groups adopted population health management tools, which identify at-risk plan members and direct additional attention or resources toward their care. In a new study, researchers used data from a large commercial health plan to investigate whether gender disparities persist – and they found that women with diabetes and coronary artery disease are less likely to have appropriate cholesterol control than their male peers are.
Impact of Supreme Court Ruling on Arkansas Law Blocking Medication Induced Abortions on Women
Yesterday’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court not to hear a challenge to a controversial Arkansas law that blocks medication-induced abortions cleared the way for that law to go into effect.
Observations About the Trump Administration’s “Assault on Family Planning” by Sara Rosenbaum
Legal scholar and public health expert Sara Rosenbaum of the George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health shares insights into the Title X federal family planning program rule proposed on May 22 by the Trump administration in an online publication in the Milbank Quarterly.
New Study Explores Contraceptive Use and Reproductive Decision Making in Black and White Women Who Experience Intimate Partner Violence
Although U.S. unintended pregnancy rates have declined in recent years, racial/ethnic differences persist, and women who experience intimate partner violence may be at greater risk of unintended pregnancy.