Health Equity

Diversity in precision medicine research is crucial for understanding genetic differences that shape so many health outcomes and potential treatments....

Precision medicine and genomics will play a critical role in healthcare, but the industry will need to address several barriers to effectively leverage this data....

A Brandeis University study finds stark divides along racial and ethnic lines, and glaring 'opportunity gaps' within many metro areas, even among children in adjoining neighborhoods....

Disparities in medical care may account for why African-American men with prostate cancer are almost twice as likely to die as white men with the disease....

Income inequality in the U.S. is at an all-time high, according to the Census Bureau. And a recent poll from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health shows that regardless of their income, Americans generally view this as a serious problem....

If DNA is one important factor in our quest for more effective medical treatment, we need to address the lack of diversity in genetic data. That is where the "All of Us" Research Program comes into play....

U.S. racial and ethnic diversity is ever increasing, but the medical representation of minority groups is not. A recent review of government-funded cancer research studies found that participants were disproportionately white, and fewer than 2 percent of these clinical trials focused on minorities specifically....

The Medical College of Wisconsin is looking for ways to combat racial disparities in cancer deaths between Hispanic and white residents in Milwaukee with the hope of providing resources to those in the community that are in need....

The 11th annual Black Women Wellness Day drew nearly 700 people to the Alliant Energy Center. Participants came from all over the Midwest, to discuss and celebrate the “Rise of the Well Black Women” theme....