In February 2021, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) tweeted, “No physician is racist, so how can there be structural racism in health care?” The tweet was designed to promote a podcast that was ostensibly focused on structural racism yet did not include experts on the topic. The subsequent uproar highlighted the harm caused by deep intentional ignorance of the term structural racism, defined in the American Journal of Public Health as “policies and practices…that confer advantages on people considered White and ideologies that maintain these advantages, while simultaneously oppressing other racialized groups.”
New Research from Thuy Nguyen
Policy shift could improve access to buprenorphine for opioid use disorder, but stigma and training still pose significant challenge.
New research from Betsy Cliff, Richard Hirth, and John Ayanian
Twenty dollars a month might not seem like a lot to pay for health insurance. But for people getting by on $15,000 a year, it’s enough to make some drop their coverage – especially if they’re healthy, a new study of Medicaid expansion participants in Michigan finds.
Michigan Public Health professors Scott Greer and Elizabeth King and colleagues in Brazil analyzed early government responses from 34 countries on five continents to the emerging COVID-19 pandemic and how those decisions impacted their citizens’ health and lives.
New report from Angela Beck
Recommendations could help inform long-term policy decisions regarding the use of telehealth for behavioral health services.
Melissa Creary quoted on Michigan Radio
Assistant professor of Health Management and Policy Melissa Creary discusses discrimination among patients in the US health care system.