Tag: socioeconomic status

ACS: Lesser-known factors linked to firearm violence

Editor's Note An analysis of more than 71,000 shooting incidents in five major US cities has identified lesser-known factors that are linked to increased firearm assaults, according to a September 13 news release from the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Researchers found that fatal and nonfatal firearm assaults were clustered…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 14, 2023
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University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies awarded $23.57M NIH grant

Editor's Note The University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies, on September 5, announced that it had been awarded a $23.57 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant will be used to fund a project to investigate how stress experienced by parents, and fueled…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 11, 2023
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Effect of unmet social health needs on surgical outcomes

Editor's Note This study, led by researchers at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, examines opportunities to improve inequitable postoperative outcomes by evaluating unmet social health needs by race, ethnicity, and insurance type. Outcomes included poor health status (self-reported), socioeconomic status (income, education, employment), and unmet social health needs (food,…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 8, 2023
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The Joint Commission, Kaiser Permanente accepting applications for Tyson Award

Editor's Note The Joint Commission and Kaiser Permanente on March 15 announced that they are now accepting applications for the 2023 Bernard J. Tyson National Award for Excellence in Pursuit of Healthcare Equity. The award, now in its 3rd year, recognizes a healthcare organization for an intervention that led to…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 15, 2023
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