Black and Hispanic mothers have lower rates of exclusive breastfeeding, and socioeconomic factors contribute to the disparity.
“This was a time that I could step up to the challenge,” Dr. Manisha Juthani said.
Connecticut has no standards for how its medical facilities gather, report and use patient data on race, ethnicity and language.
Longstanding health disparities have amplified during the pandemic, creating ‘heightened levels of mistrust.’
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought health disparities into sharp focus, amplifying problems that have long festered in Connecticut.
Previous reports notwithstanding, Hispanics are substantially more likely to die of COVID-19 than non-Hispanic whites, officials say. Blacks, too.
There are only a handful of walk-up testing sites in the state, prohibiting those without cars from getting tested.
Connecticut Latinos are paying a steep price during the pandemic, including suffering high levels of stress.
Despite efforts, significant health disparities remain between state’s residents of color and white residents, two new reports found.
Nearly 187,000 residents still lack coverage and many of them are low-income or minorities, a data point that is troubling state health officials.
Patricia Baker, a founding member of the Connecticut Health Foundation and the group’s leader since its 1999 inception, will retire next June. A national search will be conducted for her replacement.
The death rate from heart disease plummeted nationally over several decades for all racial and ethnic groups, but African Americans and low-income individuals are still at a higher risk.
An analysis of the recent DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey found that residents in a number of midsize, blue-collar cities reported lower health ratings than residents of the state’s largest cities.
HIV diagnoses increased in Connecticut from 2016 to 2017, but long term, the number has been on the decline.
By the time Arthur Harris turned 17, he had already endured a childhood of grinding poverty in Hartford’s North End, the death of his mother, and the rejection of a community that viewed homosexuality as a sin. It should have come as no surprise to anyone, then, that he went searching for love and acceptance wherever he could find it — a search that led him to contract HIV before he was 18. The virus, which can lead to AIDS if untreated, disproportionately affects African-Americans all over the country, including in Connecticut.