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“We are fooling ourselves by tearing down monuments, for example, if we don’t unpack and counter these powerful mechanisms of racism and structural racism that exist in the United States,” says David Williams.
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Several states are now leading the way to ensure doulas are available to the low-income and underserved women who need them most.
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Legal scholar Andrea Freeman views the fraught history of breastfeeding disparities through the astonishing story of America’s first surviving identical quadruplets.
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A January audit found that Portland Public Schools – the largest district in the state – spends more per pupil than similar districts across the state, yet systematically fails students of color and students from poorer homes.
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North Carolina's high infant mortality rate has been the topic of official state reports and politicians' denunciations since I've been a reporter here — more than 20 years.
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For weeks, a small salesforce has squeezed into crowded waiting rooms, cajoling doctors to give them just a few minutes of time for the cause of public health.
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In the “Compassionate City,” governmental unity has helped to reduce child poverty rates.
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Sharitta Berry was at Oakland’s Highland Hospital when she got the bad news in early 2018.
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For Asians, Latinos, and other ethnic minorities, the end of life presents unique challenges. Language barriers and cultural traditions can often inhibit access to hospice, pain management, and comfort care.
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“We need to think of race as a proxy for racism, rather than race as a proxy for biology," says Drexel University's Michael Yudell.

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