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  1. Health disparities percolate into work-based coverage, and more in this week’s roundup

    This week’s stories include coverage of health disparities among people covered by employer-sponsored insurance, a key deadline for Connecticut families with children, and more.

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  2. CT’s colorectal cancer screening disparities, and more in this week’s roundup

    Connecticut’s vaccination rate is high, but overall numbers mask significant disparities, particularly among younger state residents. A series of studies published this week show that racial disparities in health persist, despite decades of attempts to eradicate them.

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  3. Vaccine outreach turns to barbershops and salons, and more in this week’s roundup

    Stories on approaches to reaching those who haven’t yet been vaccinated, how AI can be used to address bias in algorithms, and how the U.S. health system compares to other countries.

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  4. Waterbury teens go door-to-door to promote vaccination, and more in this week’s roundup

    Teens are going door-to-door to boost vaccination rates in Waterbury. In New Haven, residents have turned a troubled corner into a hub for health and wellness. New Jersey has a new law aimed at reducing maternal mortality. Hospitals are now being ranked on equity. And a doctor proposes a three-part solution to persistent disparities.

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  5. What it’s like to face health crises without insurance, and more in this week’s roundup

    Language-based disparities in access to health care are growing. Undocumented residents without health insurance live with fear and uncertainty. The disruptions to children’s education caused by the pandemic could have lifelong consequences for health. Black people are more likely to die in traffic accidents, and COVID made it worse.

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  6. A health system goes public with its shortfalls, and more in this week’s roundup

    Children’s Minnesota tackles racial health disparities: ‘What gets measured, gets done’
    Pam Louwagie, Star Tribune, June 8
    At Children’s Minnesota,…

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  7. The practice of ‘race-norming’ in the NFL, and more in this week’s roundup

    NFL pledges to halt ‘race-norming,’ review Black claims 
    Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press, June 2
    The NFL recently pledged to stop the use of…

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  8. A new tool to track health disparities, and more in this week’s roundup

    A new tool tracks health disparities in the U.S. — and highlights major data gaps
    Katie Palmer, STAT, May 26
    The pandemic has reinforced the…

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  9. How a deadly air pollutant disproportionately harms Americans of color, and more in this week’s roundup

    Deadly air pollutant ‘disproportionately and systematically’ harms Americans of color, study finds
    Juliet Eilperin and Darryl Fears, The…

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  10. The essential workers with no safety net, and more in this week’s roundup

    A complicating factor in combating COVID hot spots: Heat
    Victoria Colliver and Nolan D. McCaskill, Politico, March 3 
    If you overlaid a map of the…

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