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Mon April 15, 2013
Changing Health Outcomes
A few weeks ago, the Greater New Haven Branch of the NAACP released a report showing significant health, economic, and educational disparities between White and minority populations....so significant that they’re calling it a modern day “urban apartheid.”
In Connecticut, pregnant black women are 2x more likely to deliver a smaller baby early, Black men are 2x more likely to die of prostate cancer than White men...with overall life expectancy for Black men significantly shorter than for their White peers.
But why does this disparity exist? And what can we do to change it?
Today, where we live, we’ll listen to a live conversation we taped in front of a studio audience as part of our Health Equity Project.
We’ll ask why is it so difficult to close the disparity gap in one of the wealthiest states in the nation....and we’ll be joined by a community organizer, an epidemiologist doing health “mapping,” and a physician who’s made health disparities her focus.
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