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Fight for ‘health equities’ went to state capitol

Fight for ‘health equities’ went to state capitol

May. 27 | By Brandi Phillips Contributing Writer   Until recently, health equities has not been a subject in Minnesota that has received a lot of publicized attention. It represents the goal of groups working to address the health inequities that are well...

Job renewal could be easier than you think

Job renewal could be easier than you think

May. 23 | Years ago, I heard about a way to reinvent your job and improve job satisfaction without quitting to find a new one. The method is called “job novation.” Job novation is based on the legal term “novation.” A novation is when someone is in...

Communities, doctors and drug companies can help reduce healthcare disparities

Communities, doctors and drug companies can help reduce healthcare disparities

May. 22 | By Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD   Last week in this column we discussed how individuals and their families can help reduce healthcare disparities by developing and executing Personal Health Plans (PHPs). This week we look at other players...

Harrison Neighborhood Assn. has new executive

Harrison Neighborhood Assn. has new executive

May. 22 |   Shauen V.T. PearcePhoto courtesy of HNA The board of directors of the Harrison Neighborhood Association (HNA) has announced the hiring of a new executive director, Shauen V.T. Pearce. Most recently of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, Shauen...

Reducing healthcare disparities requires a national organized effort

Reducing healthcare disparities requires a national organized effort

May. 19 | Last week in this column we defined health disparities. Merriam-Webster defines disparity as “the state of being different.” The term “health disparities” refers to several conditions. It almost always refers to differences in groups relating...

One young woman’s long, rough journey to recovery

One young woman’s long, rough journey to recovery

May. 17 | As we transition seasons from winter to spring, many of us are feeling “under the weather.” Many of our sinuses are “acting up” and colds are not to hard to catch. Which is why many of us head to the local department store to pick up the...

Defining health disparities

Defining health disparities

May. 12 | Dr. Crutchfield, what do people mean when they use the term “health disparity”?   Merriam-Webster defines disparity as “the state of being different.” The term “health disparities” refers to several conditions. It almost always refers...

Young coach puts love for basketball and kids to good use

Young coach puts love for basketball and kids to good use

May. 8 | By Khymyle Mims Contributing Writer   DeAnte MichaudPhoto by Khymyle Mims What makes a role model? Think back to someone you looked up to, who kept you out of trouble and had a huge influence on the person you turned out to be. You may know their...

The quest for health equity is lifelong

The quest for health equity is lifelong

May. 8 | In 2002, April was designated as Minority Health Month to increase awareness about health disparities that exist for people of color. Even though April 2014 Minority Health Month is now past, we must continue to address health disparities head on...

The Good Wife Works – On belonging

The Good Wife Works – On belonging

May. 7 | “Racism poisons civic life and denies the worth of human beings because of their color,” Michael Eric Dyson wrote. We know that racism destroys a Black man by ignoring his gifts, overlooking his presence, and demeaning his manhood. Larry Holmes,...