Social Determinants of Health and COVID-19 Mortality

The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected racial and ethnic minorities. While this unfortunately aligns with health inequities that have historically plagued these populations, one study sought to understand how structural factors are correlated with COVID-19 mortality across racial and ethnic groups. The investigators wrote, “Evidence shows that social determinants of health (SDOH), the structural conditions … Read more

Study: Black Overdose Death Rate Topped Whites’ in 2020 | Healthiest Communities Health News

The rate of deadly drug overdoses among Black people in 2020 topped the rate among whites for the first time since 1999, according to a new analysis. The Black overdose mortality rate increased by nearly 50% – from 24.7 deaths for every 100,000 people in 2019 to 36.8 per 100,000 in 2020, according to the … Read more

Black History Month: Battle Health Inequity by Addressing Social Determinants | Healthiest Communities Health News

This year’s Black History Month theme has been Black Health and Wellness – an important issue that impacts the future and prosperity of the entire nation, and strikes an even more salient chord as we continue to battle our way through the COVID-19 pandemic. But while I am thankful for and welcome any opportunity to … Read more