HJ News and Resource Roundup 11/1/13

In this week’s edition of the News and Resource Roundup, we’ll be discussing more Obamacare news, racial health disparities in reproductive and sexual health, LGBTQ access to health benefits, and more!

The Affordable Care Act

Advocates are promoting “it’s safe to apply” messaging to encourage immigrants, especially those from mixed-status families, to apply for health insurance through the exchanges.

The Office of Refugee Resettlement at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has produced a short video in 6 languages and a fact sheet about refugees and the Affordable Care Act.

The GOP continues its practice of fear-mongering and spreading misinformation on the ACA.

Health Discrimination and Disparities

Altarum Institute and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) released a report detailing the economic impact of racism, and the benefits of advancing racial equity in health, housing, and other areas.

The city of Philadelphia is taking important steps toward creating a more LGBTQ-friendly city by providing tax breaks to companies that extend equitable health care benefits to LGBTQ families.

A study has found that the most common HPV vaccine may not protect against subtypes of the virus that commonly affect black women, possibly due to lack of inclusion of black women in clinical trials.

Proposed federal legislation, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, seeks to eradicate workplace discrimination against pregnant workers, an issue that may disproportionately impact low-wage earners and women of color.

Black women face disproportionately high rates of maternal mortality.

A report details the sexual and reproductive health needs of NYC’s immigrant youth.

Here and Now: Local and Timely Issues

November 5th is Election Day!  Here’s where the mayoral candidates stand on public health.

One year after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, advocates document the lasting toll the storm has taken on health.

October was Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic Violence, or Intimate Partner Violence, disproportionately impacts women of color.


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