Showing posts from April, 2018

Police Shooting Deaths Should be a Nationwide Health Equity Priority

**Triggers - Gun Violence** This week is National Public Health Week (April 2-8, 2018) with this focus: "Everyone deserves to live a long and healthy life in a safe environment." It's also National Minority Health Month (April 2018), and while the current administration chooses to focus on "a time to learn more about the health status of racial and ethnic minority populations in the U.S. " (whatever), my friend/colleague/sis Dr. J. Nadine Gracia, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health and  Director of the Office of Minority Health from 2011 - 2017,  chose to focus in 2016 on what many of us who work intentionally in health equity focus on: "Accelerating Health Equity for the Nation, will promote the extraordinary efforts underway by HHS and the Obama Administration to reduce disparities, advance equity, and strengthen the health and well-being of all Americans." Whatever to the term "minority,” ( but that's another blog.)