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Researchers detail yet another instance of a predictive formula that can disadvantage Black patients.
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To be a Black student in Pittsburgh Public Schools means the odds are stacked against you — and have been for decades. What can change that?
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The worst pandemic in a century has ravaged Newark and its Black community. It was a tragedy decades in the making.
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"For vulnerable populations, the needs are pressing given the intersection of economics and race."
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“We are fooling ourselves by tearing down monuments, for example, if we don’t unpack and counter these powerful mechanisms of racism and structural racism that exist in the United States,” says David Williams.
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Several states are now leading the way to ensure doulas are available to the low-income and underserved women who need them most.
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Legal scholar Andrea Freeman views the fraught history of breastfeeding disparities through the astonishing story of America’s first surviving identical quadruplets.
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A January audit found that Portland Public Schools – the largest district in the state – spends more per pupil than similar districts across the state, yet systematically fails students of color and students from poorer homes.
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North Carolina's high infant mortality rate has been the topic of official state reports and politicians' denunciations since I've been a reporter here — more than 20 years.
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For weeks, a small salesforce has squeezed into crowded waiting rooms, cajoling doctors to give them just a few minutes of time for the cause of public health.

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