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Historically Black Protective Spaces

Black students who attended a Historically Black College or University had lower odds of developing poor cardiovascular health as compared to Black students who attended predominately white institutions.

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Hunting for Food Security

Seasonal hunting for wild game has the potential to feed a large portion of West Virginia’s food insecure residents.

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Latina Immigrants’ Social Isolation

Latina immigrants in Houston and Phoenix experienced increased social isolation resulting from local government involvement in Secure Communities, a program that involves local and state officials in immigration enforcement.

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Katrina Forrest

Katrina Forrest is the Co-Executive Director of CityHealth, which works to help cities thrive by advancing evidence-based and equity-centered policies to improve people’s day-to-day quality of life, well-being, and health.

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Eye of the Beholder

Beauty standards can produce sexual racism, which can lead to feelings of shame and rejection among racial minorities who may then experience increased alcohol consumption, obesity, and high blood pressure.

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What’s in My Tampon?

Measurable concentrations of endocrine disrupting chemicals were found in the tested panty liners, tampons, and pads.

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Care by Community

Black mothers participating in prenatal group care were more likely to engage in positive pregnancy and postpartum behavior than those who did not participate in group care.

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The Seat in the Classroom

Lower concentrations of high-performance pre-K programs were found in Brooklyn neighborhoods with more Black residents.

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Reproductive Recession

Structural changes in the labor market may have a greater influence on childbearing than employment rates and income.

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Racial Identity as a Double-Edged Sword

Feeling as if one’s own fate is tied to that of the group one identifies with is a double-edged sword when it comes to mental health outcomes among African Americans.

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Meal Appeals

School districts across the nation during the Covid-19 pandemic began adjusting their school meal programs to ensure students continued to receive meals despite being absent from the school building.

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Dementia Out in the Country

Rural residents experienced the shortest life expectancy after receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

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