The Partners for Advancing Health Equity (P4HE) Resource Library is a virtual portal containing action-oriented health equity research, practice, and policies. The library aims to increase equity in health by offering free access to field-tested, evidence-informed and evidence-based programs strategies and high-quality research.
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Article headlines in the past year have grabbed readers’ attention by with claims like “loneliness is just as dangerous as smoking fifteen cigarettes per day.” While this statement isn’t entirely correct, loneliness can have a similar impact on heart heath, mental wellbeing, and a number of other health determinants. a number of other health determinants.These findings come at a time when…October 2023Policy and Practice, Social/Structural Determinants
In our modern day and age, health care systems and their providers are required to make decisions for millions of patients at a time and only at a moment’s notice. This is not due to the supernatural decision-making capabilities of a few policymakers or doctors. Rather, this is a result of the power of artificial intelligence (AI) and its algorithmic prediction capabilities.We assume that AI…September 2023Policy and Practice
Strengthening and maintaining brain health is important for people of all ages, particularly as we grow older and may experience changes in memory and thinking. Although this topic is a considerable concern for many older adults, there remains stigma around public dialogue, and accessible resources promoting brain health as we age are limited. A group of researchers, nurses, social workers, and…June 2023Illness/Disease/Injury/Wellbeing, Aging and Life Course
The Partners for Health Equity (P4HE) collaborative promotes innovation in health equity by facilitating active learning and collaboration between people and organizations about critical health equity topics. In 2022, P4HE grew to 212 members across academia (45%), civil sector (21%), government (14%), private (13%), and philanthropy (7%). We facilitated 11 virtual engagements on advancing…February 2023
The pandemic exposed already existing inequities in our healthcare system when it comes to race, sex, and socioeconomic status as Black, Hispanic, AIAN, and NHOPI people experienced higher rates of COVID-19 cases and deaths than White people. They were at about one and a half times greater risk of COVID-19 infection, and about twice as likely to die from the virus, than their White counterparts.…January 2023Communication
Health care payments have a broad spectrum. Every patient has unique circumstances, and every practice has its own payment procedure. You need to ensure your family has access to the medical attention they need that is also affordable. Many practices utilize a sliding fee scale. It makes payments easier and helps coordinate your bottom line. More importantly, it keeps your family safe as you…January 2023Services & Programs
From scientific studies to firsthand experiences, here are this year's top 5 stories that shine a light on health disparities in America, ranked in order of unique page views. 1. Understanding 'Black fatigue' – and how to overcome it Living with racism is exhausting and a health risk, but you can find ways to protect yourself and others. 2. The legacy of Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, a heart surgery…December 2022Policy and Practice, Social/Structural Determinants
Today, there is no questioning the prevalence of media in day-to-day life. People in the United States spend an average of 4.5 hours a day watching some form of entertainment media. Lasting solutions to health equity require buy-in from a range of individuals and communities, including those who are not typically engaged in educational or movement-building efforts. The broad-reaching scope of…December 2022Communication
COVID-19 exposed more than health inequities; it also showed us the importance of digital equity, defined by the National Digital Inclusion Alliance as “a condition in which all individuals and communities have the information technology capacity needed for full participation in our society, democracy, and economy.” As Americans and people around the world engage with digital tools and learning…December 2022Policy and Practice
A February 2021 article on the Health Affairs Forefront explored the increased emphasis on health equity among philanthropic organizations across the US. The piece, which shared findings from a survey of health care grantmakers, reported that more than four out of five foundations had changed or plan to change their health equity programming. Moreover, nearly half of those polled had created new…December 2022Services & Programs