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Starting a Conversation: How We Can Reduce Health Disparities Among Older Adults

Reducing health disparities among older adults overall is a massive undertaking and managed healthcare significantly reduces time spent with patients. However, there are still small steps that providers and older adults themselves can take. Providers and older adults can talk to each other about barriers to receiving care, barriers to achieving healthier lifestyles, and their own values and beliefs.

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Health and Healthcare Injustice: Why We Really Should Care About HIV Disparities

By Alyssa Arentoft, PhD (California State University, Northridge) & Monica Rivera Mindt, PhD (Fordham University & Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai) “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Perhaps nowhere are health and healthcare inequities so glaring as in HIV. In the early years of the HIV epidemic, when we knew little about the virus […]

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Title X Matters

By Amalia Corby-Edwards (Senior Legislative and Federal Affairs Officer, APA Public Interest Government Relations Office) Over the past few months, reproductive health services funded by Title X of the Public Health Service Act have come under intense fire. This spring, House Republicans presented a budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year which included a not entirely unexpected funding cut for Title X Family Planning. Then, over the summer, a series […]

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Supreme Court Rules on Housing, Marriage Equality, and Health Care, New Police Shooting Data – In Case You Missed It – July 1, 2015

In Case You Missed It

It was an incredibly busy news week! In this week’s In Case You Missed It (our roundup of articles touching on psychology, health, mental health and social justice issues from multiple news and commentary websites), we cover the  landmark Supreme Court decisions on housing discrimination, marriage equality, and the Affordable Care Act, new data on fatal police shootings in the U.S., and a breakthrough on ending mother-to-child HIV transmission in Cuba. Affordable Care […]

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In Case You Missed It – March 6, 2015

In Case You Missed It

Welcome to our new feature – In Case You Missed It, a weekly roundup of recent news articles related to issues of psychology, health and mental health, social justice and the public interest that you may be interested in. This week, we have stories ranging from a new campaign to raise awareness of the importance of mental health care, the Supreme Court’s hearing of King v. Burwell, the release of the DOJ […]

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Health Shouldn’t Require Wealth: How ACA Increases Coverage of the Uninsured

By Judith M. Glassgold, PsyD (Assoc. Exec. Director, APA’s Public Interest Government Relations Office) According to the US Census, almost 47 million Americans lacked insurance in 2012. Moreover, a 2012 survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 15 million of these individuals went without health insurance for three years, with about 10 million uninsured for their entire life.  Over 40% of the uninsured interviewed identified cost […]

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