HJ News and Resource Roundup 3/7/14

Hello welcome back to the news and resource roundup! This week we’re looking at racial implications for health, Obamacare and immigrant access, and several important women’s health issues in honor of International Women’s Day.

Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities:

Black women battle triple negative breast cancer at alarming rates.

What about the health and wellness of our providers? Many home health aides and elder care providers are low-income folks of color like Marlene Champion.

Check out these facts about the Black experience in America (especially the section on Health.

What happens when safety-net hospitals are turned into private medical complexes?

On mental health, access to care, and incarceration.

Immigrant Access to Health Care:

Enrolling in Obamacare won’t put families at risk for deportation.

If you are an immigrant who has tried to sign up for insurance through the marketplace and had trouble doing so, please complete this survey.

Medicaid reform as an immigration issue.

Sexual, Reproductive, and Maternal Health:

What does the decrease in abortion rates mean for women of color?

A clinic escort writes about her experiences helping women access abortion care.

Nurses continue to push for the reopening of labor & delivery services at NCBH.

Washington, DC announces broad protections for transgender health coverage.

As we transition from Black History Month to Women’s History Month, consider this important piece on the erasure of women of color from the reproductive justice movement.


Rich, white, and healthy people are the most likely to hate Obamacare.

Medicaid sign-up rates remain lower than eligibility rates.

Obamacare enrollment continues its outreach to diverse and underserved communities. Next up? Taxi drivers!

Nutrition and Wellness:

The new nutrition label has been revealed! Yet some advocates feel the changes don’t go far enough.

One study has found that there has been no significant change over time in obesity prevalence in children or adults.


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