Feasibility of Patient Navigation and Impact on Adherence to Screening Colonoscopy in a Large Diverse Urban Population
ConclusionsExpansion of PN programs to navigate all patients referred for a colonoscopy was feasible in a large, urban setting. This can be implemented resulting in high overall adherence rates to screening colonoscopies. The program likely did not result in large ethnic disparities. (Source: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities)
Source: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities - May 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Association of Childhood Socioeconomic Status with Leukocyte Telomere Length Among African Americans and the Mediating Role of Behavioral and Psychosocial Factors: Results from the GENE-FORECAST Study
ConclusionsThese data provide evidence that participant ’s mother’s education was positively linked to adult TL in AA population. Participant’s own educational level partially explained this association. (Source: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities)
Source: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities - May 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Coronavirus Vaccine Distribution: Moving to a Race Conscious Approach for a Racially Disparate Problem
AbstractStrikingly ignoring the critical impact of systemic racism in vulnerabilities to the deadly coronavirus, phase one of the vaccine rollout is not reaching the Black population that has suffered the most from COVID. An urgent need exists for a race-conscious approach that ensures equitable opportunities to both access and receive the vaccines. (Source: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities)
Source: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities - May 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Expert Perspectives on Effective Community-Based Pediatric Healthcare for Low-Income Latino Families: Persistent Issues over Time
AbstractUS Latinos continue to experience significant health inequity, despite fluctuating healthcare policies over the past 20 years. Recent studies highlight the importance of comprehensive care and collaboration of stakeholders in reducing inequity. Few studies examine the perspectives of community-based organization leaders, health researchers, and policy experts regarding the most effective practices in the delivery of healthcare to Latino children and families. This unique study employed a mixed-methods cross-sectional design to compare perceptions of effective practices and action strategies among two groups. Analys...
Source: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities - May 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Ethnic Identity in Transition: the Potential Impact of Ethnicity on Chronic Illness ’ Medication Adherence in Post-Soviet Country
AbstractPreviously, it has been shown that factors like ethnicity and proficiency of state ’s official language not only influence self-management abilities and medication adherence but may also indicate the level of trust in physicians, medication, and healthcare system. This research aims to examine the potential impact of ethnicity on medication adherence based on the example of a po st-Soviet country. The research was carried out as a quantitative survey among 303 hypertension and type 2 diabetes patients in Estonia, involving participants from ethnic majority and minority. Research was conducted in community pharmac...
Source: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities - May 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research