Sunday, November 17, 2019

Guest Bloggers: Rachel Wilf & Jorge Madrid “New EPA Rules Help Communities of Color Breathe Easier – New Standards Will Reduce Health and Economic Costs”

On this Earth Day all Americans can celebrate the Environmental Protection Agency’s commitment to ensure everyone can breathe clean air. But this commitment particularly benefits communities of color. Currently, African Americans, Hispanics, and Asians are especially vulnerable to air pollution’s health effects. Within the last year, however, EPA instituted new mercury and air toxics standards […]

New HHS Survey Standards will Help Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Among Latinos

In an effort to improve its ability to highlight disparities in health status and target interventions to reduce them, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced final standards to more consistently measure race, ethnicity, sex, primary language, and disability status yesterday. “It is our job to get a better understanding of why disparities […]