Health Equity

5
Yes
None
1
1000000
Search...
/healthequity/

Health Equity

Thumbnail
Filter
Clear All
Sort By:

Strategic Skills

Videos
Videos
Unnatural Causes: How Unemployment Affects Families
Unnatural Causes: How Unemployment Affects Families Image
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes

Job loss doesn’t just affect individuals. It impacts families and even whole communities. Stress, uncertainty, and lost income affect children in various ways.

Learn more here.

Unnatural Causes: Youth Empowerment Strategies (YES!) Anti-Violence Program in Richmond, California
Unnatural Causes: Youth Empowerment Strategies (YES!) Anti-Violence Program in Richmond, California Image
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes

Learn more about YES! – the after-school youth anti-violence program featured in “Place Matters.”

Learn more here.

Unnatural Causes: Wealth Equals Health
Unnatural Causes: Wealth Equals Health Image
VIDEO EXCERPT, Unnatural Causes – Episode 3

Wealth and health are tightly linked in the United States. As immigrants remain in the country, as they “become American,” their socioeconomic status becomes increasingly relevant to their health status. For those who experience discrimination, low wages, unstable employment, and other stressors, this relationship may erode the health advantage they enjoyed upon arrival in the country.

Learn more here.

Unnatural Causes: Water Rights and Diabetes in Arizona
Unnatural Causes: Water Rights and Diabetes in Arizona Image
VIDEO EXCERPT, Unnatural Causes – Episode 4

The Tohono O’odham and Pima Indians of southern Arizona have perhaps the highest rate of diabetes in the world. Yet the disease was virtually unknown here 100 years ago. Over the last century, the diversion of river water to upstream white settlements cost the O’odham their crops,  livelihood, traditional diet, culture and health. Today, community advocates hope that restoring water and renewing culture can help improve health.

Learn more here.

Unnatural Causes: Unraveling the Mystery of Black-White Differences in Infant Mortality
Unnatural Causes: Unraveling the Mystery of Black-White Differences in Infant Mortality Image
VIDEO EXCERPT, Unnatural Causes

Neonatologists James Collins and Richard David specialize in the care of infants born too soon or too small. Their research on differences in birth outcomes between African American and white American women points to a provocative idea: the cumulative stress of racism is taking a toll on African American families even before they are born.

Learn more here.

Unnatural Causes: Tohono O'odham Community Action (TOCA) - Cultural Renewal to Improve Health
Unnatural Causes: Tohono O
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes

Terrol Dew Johnson, featured in the “Bad Sugar” segment of UNNATURAL CAUSES, is co-founder of TOCA, a community-based organization focused on cultural renewal as key to empowerment and better health. TOCA has four primary program areas: basketweaving, traditional foods, youth/elder outreach and traditional arts and culture. Learn more about TOCA here.

Learn more here.

Unnatural Causes: There's No Such Thing as Small Stuff: Being Poor in Louisville
Unnatural Causes: There
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes

Mary Turner, featured in “In Sickness and In Wealth,” lives in a poor neighborhood of Louisville, KY. With three teenage children, a husband on disability, and health complications that prevent her from working, Mary must budget carefully to keep her family fed and housed. In this video, she discusses the choices she faces every day, quickly but eloquently presenting a glimpse of one woman’s life at the lower end of the U.S. socio-economic spectrum.

Learn more here.

Unnatural Causes: Richmond California Struggles for Clean Air
Unnatural Causes: Richmond California Struggles for Clean Air Image
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes

Community activist Torm Nompraseurt leads a “toxic tour” of Richmond, California where high levels of industrial pollution are wreaking havoc on the health and wellbeing of residents.

Learn more here.

Unnatural Causes: Native American Treaties and Health Care
Unnatural Causes: Native American Treaties and Health Care Image
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes

Dr. Donald Warne explains that Native Americans are the only U.S. group born with a legal right to health care. Historically, however, American Indian health care programs have been inadequately funded, especially compared with other federally subsidized health care.

Learn more here.

Unnatural Causes: Marshallese Displaced from Home Islands after U.S. Nuclear Testing
Unnatural Causes: Marshallese Displaced from Home Islands after U.S. Nuclear Testing Image
VIDEO EXCERPT, Unnatural Causes – Episode 6

Dise Langrus is one of many Marshallese who were relocated from their home islands 40 years ago after U.S. nuclear testing rendered it uninhabitable. Others were moved to make room for the construction of the U.S. military base on Kwajalein Island. Today, the Marshallese confront the worst of the “developing” and urbanized worlds: infectious disease running rampant because of poverty and squalid conditions and chronic illnesses resulting in part from the stress of dislocation and cultural loss

Learn more here.

Unnatural Causes: Louisville's Rubbertown Neighborhood Fights against Toxic Emissions
Unnatural Causes: Louisville
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes

Eboni Cochran and her neighbors in Louisville have organized to demand that chemical companies in their area do a better job of monitoring and containing hazardous materials that seep into the soil and air. Across the country, polluting industries are concentrated in communities where the poor and people of color live.

Learn more here.

Unnatural Causes: Living in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods is Bad for Your Health
Unnatural Causes: Living in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods is Bad for Your Health Image
VIDEO EXCERPT, Unnatural Causes – Episode 5

Why is your street address such a good predictor of your health? Increasingly, Southeast Asian immigrants like Gwai Boonkeut are moving into neglected urban neighborhoods where African Americans have long suffered, and now their health is being eroded too. What can be done to create a neighborhood that promotes rather than destroys health?

Learn more here.

Unnatural Causes: Latino Paradox
Unnatural Causes: Latino Paradox Image
VIDEO EXCERPT, Unnatural Causes – Episode 3

Two researchers present findings related to the “Latino paradox,” the fact that new Latino immigrants, despite having on average lower incomes and highly stressful lives, suffer lower rates of chronic and mental illness than the average native-born American.

Learn more here.

Unnatural Causes: Kim Anderson's Story
Unnatural Causes: Kim Anderson
VIDEO EXCERPT, Unnatural Causes – Episode 2

When Atlanta lawyer Kim Anderson was pregnant with her first child, she did everything right: she ate a healthy diet, exercised, and got the best prenatal care. But her baby was born almost three months premature. This excerpt from When the Bough Breaks explores racism’s impact on pregnancy outcomes.

Learn more here.

Unnatural Causes: Importance of Culturally Appropriate Care for Native Americans
Unnatural Causes: Importance of Culturally Appropriate Care for Native Americans Image
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes

Modern medicine teaches a rigid, scientific approach to disease prevention. Yet practitioners like Dr. Donald Warne argue that to be effective, health care programs must be locally controlled and responsive to the needs and beliefs of diverse individuals and groups. For Native Americans in particular, role models and interventions must come from within the community.

Learn more here.

Unnatural Causes: Impact of Poverty and Stress on Diabetes among Native Americans
Unnatural Causes: Impact of Poverty and Stress on Diabetes among Native Americans Image
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes

As Dr. Donald Warne explains, there is a direct biochemical connection between living in poverty and blood sugar levels. The stress of being poor and of having family members die young creates a complicated web of cultural values and beliefs that make controlling diabetes more difficult. Add to that the lack of availability of healthy food and it’s no wonder diabetes rates are high.

Learn more here.

Segregated by Design
Segregated by Design Image

Segregated By Design’ examines the forgotten history of how our federal, state and local governments unconstitutionally segregated every major metropolitan area in America through law and policy.

Unnatural Causes: How Racism Impacts Pregnancy Outcomes
Unnatural Causes: How Racism Impacts Pregnancy Outcomes Image
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes

UCLA obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Michael Lu believes that for many women of color, racism over a life time, not just during the nine months of pregnancy, increases the risk of preterm delivery. To improve birth outcomes, Lu argues, we must address the conditions that impact women’s health not just when they become pregnant but from childhood, adolescence and into adulthood.

Learn more here.

Unnatural Causes: Health in America
Unnatural Causes: Health in America Image
VIDEO EXCERPT, Unnatural Causes – Episode 1

The U.S. is one of the richest countries in the world, yet we rank 29th for life expectancy. We spent more than twice what other countries spend per capita on health care. Why aren’t we healthier?

Learn more here.

Unnatural Causes: Growing Wealth Divide Is Bad for Health
Unnatural Causes: Growing Wealth Divide Is Bad for Health Image
VIDEO EXCERPT, Unnatural Causes – Episode 7

In Michigan, as in other parts of the country, there’s a growing chasm between the “haves” and the “have nots.” As unemployed workers struggle to make ends meet and suffer declining health as a result, the wealthiest Americans are enjoying the spoils of our “winner-take-all” society.

Learn more here.

Unnatural Causes: Gardening as Cultural Renewal - the Gila Crossing School Program
Unnatural Causes: Gardening as Cultural Renewal - the Gila Crossing School Program Image
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes

The Gila Crossing Elementary School in southern Arizona was once operated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. When the local tribe took it over, community members created a gardening program to teach children about their cultural heritage as farmers, to encourage healthy eating, and to foster their development and future interest in agriculture.

Learn more here.

Unnatural Causes: Federal Indian Policies and Health
Unnatural Causes: Federal Indian Policies and Health Image
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes

Historically, federal Indian policies have been destructive to Native American communities – ranging from removal to assimilation and termination. These policies have had a negative impact on health and health-related behaviors. More recent trends towards self-determination and tribal control provide reason to hope.

Learn more here.

Unnatural Causes: Diabetes Industry and Native American Health
Unnatural Causes: Diabetes Industry and Native American Health Image
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes

Competing agendas drive the distribution of resources when it comes to diabetes care and prevention. We spend most of our dollars on late-stage care, which not coincidentally is highly profitable to companies that provide those services. To reduce diabetes rates among Native Americans and other populations, we have to advocate for policies that will invest more resources in primary prevention and underlying social conditions.

Learn more here.

Unnatural Causes: Diabetes in the Marshall Islands
Unnatural Causes: Diabetes in the Marshall Islands Image
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes

Their traditional diet and way of life disrupted by globalization and the American military presence in the equatorial Pacific, Marshall Islanders now struggle with high rates of diabetes, among other health problems.

Learn more here.

Unnatural Causes: Diabetes among Native Americans - Genes or Environment?
Unnatural Causes: Diabetes among Native Americans - Genes or Environment? Image
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes

The U.S. government has spent hundreds of millions of dollars over the past 40 years trying to uncover a biological explanation for why the Pima Indians of southern Arizona have one of the highest rates of diabetes in the world. But as Dr. Donald Warne tells us, diabetes was extremely rare here 100 years ago. What’s changed? Not biology but environment.

Learn more here.

Unnatural Causes: Culture of Diabetes - Native Americans and Futurelessness
Unnatural Causes: Culture of Diabetes - Native Americans and Futurelessness Image
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes

In some Native American communities, diabetes is so common that people grow up feeling that it is in some ways, inevitable. “I don’t have diabetes yet,” is what Dr. Warne often hears from his patients. Yet hope for the future is an important factor in preventing and controlling diabetes – something health care practitioners need to take into account when treating patients.

Learn more here.

Unnatural Causes: Cultural Loss - Impact on Native American Health
Unnatural Causes: Cultural Loss - Impact on Native American Health Image
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes

Dr. Donald Warne talks about how cultural loss impacts the health of Native American tribes in Arizona. The damming of rivers plunged local tribes into poverty, dependence and ultimately poor health. Deprived of their language, land, livelihood and traditions, many Native Americans have developed a fatalistic view about  diseases like diabetes.

Learn more here.

Unnatural Causes: Atomic Testing in the Marshall Islands
Unnatural Causes: Atomic Testing in the Marshall Islands Image
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes

Between 1946 and 1958, the U.S. detonated 67 nuclear devices in and around the Marshall Islands. The impact of these tests on the Marshallese people was profound – in terms of both actual radioactive exposure and the displacement of people from their home islands due to contamination and to accommodate the U.S. military.

Learn more here.

Unnatural Causes: Arriving Healthy
Unnatural Causes: Arriving Healthy Image
VIDEO EXCERPT, Unnatural Causes – Episode 3

New immigrants arriving in the United States tend to be healthier than the average American, but as they remain in the country, their health declines…

Learn more here.

Yale Psychiatry Grand Rounds Video
Yale Psychiatry Grand Rounds Video Image

Carolyn Roberts, PhD, Assistant Professor of African Studies, History, and History of Medicine, Yale University: “Violent Medicine: Doctors and the Ethics of Medical Practice in the Atlantic Slave Trade.” A Commemoration of 400 Years of Slavery/Perseverance in the United States.

Watch video here.

What is Health Equity?
What is Health Equity? Image

What is Health Equity? This three-minute motion graphic video explains how social, economic, and environmental conditions can create health inequities and how these inequities can affect health disparities.

Videos
Unnatural Causes: How Unemployment Affects Families Image
Unnatural Causes: How Unemployment Affects Families
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes Job loss doesn’t just affect individuals. It impacts families and even whole co... Read More
Unnatural Causes: Youth Empowerment Strategies (YES!) Anti-Violence Program in Richmond, California Image
Unnatural Causes: Youth Empowerment Strategies (YES!) Anti-Violence Program in Richmond, California
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes Learn more about YES! – the after-school youth anti-violence program featured i... Read More
Unnatural Causes: Wealth Equals Health Image
Unnatural Causes: Wealth Equals Health
VIDEO EXCERPT, Unnatural Causes – Episode 3 Wealth and health are tightly linked in the United States. As immigrants ... Read More
Unnatural Causes: Water Rights and Diabetes in Arizona Image
Unnatural Causes: Water Rights and Diabetes in Arizona
VIDEO EXCERPT, Unnatural Causes – Episode 4 The Tohono O’odham and Pima Indians of southern Arizona have perhap... Read More
Unnatural Causes: Unraveling the Mystery of Black-White Differences in Infant Mortality Image
Unnatural Causes: Unraveling the Mystery of Black-White Differences in Infant Mortality
VIDEO EXCERPT, Unnatural Causes Neonatologists James Collins and Richard David specialize in the care of infants born too s... Read More
Unnatural Causes: Tohono O
Unnatural Causes: Tohono O'odham Community Action (TOCA) - Cultural Renewal to Improve Health
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes Terrol Dew Johnson, featured in the “Bad Sugar” segment of UNNATURAL CAUS... Read More
Unnatural Causes: There
Unnatural Causes: There's No Such Thing as Small Stuff: Being Poor in Louisville
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes Mary Turner, featured in “In Sickness and In Wealth,” lives in a poor nei... Read More
Unnatural Causes: Richmond California Struggles for Clean Air Image
Unnatural Causes: Richmond California Struggles for Clean Air
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes Community activist Torm Nompraseurt leads a “toxic tour” of Richmond, Cal... Read More
Unnatural Causes: Native American Treaties and Health Care Image
Unnatural Causes: Native American Treaties and Health Care
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes Dr. Donald Warne explains that Native Americans are the only U.S. group born with a l... Read More
Unnatural Causes: Marshallese Displaced from Home Islands after U.S. Nuclear Testing Image
Unnatural Causes: Marshallese Displaced from Home Islands after U.S. Nuclear Testing
VIDEO EXCERPT, Unnatural Causes – Episode 6 Dise Langrus is one of many Marshallese who were relocated from their hom... Read More
Unnatural Causes: Louisville
Unnatural Causes: Louisville's Rubbertown Neighborhood Fights against Toxic Emissions
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes Eboni Cochran and her neighbors in Louisville have organized to demand that chemical ... Read More
Unnatural Causes: Living in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods is Bad for Your Health Image
Unnatural Causes: Living in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods is Bad for Your Health
VIDEO EXCERPT, Unnatural Causes – Episode 5 Why is your street address such a good predictor of your health? Increasi... Read More
Unnatural Causes: Latino Paradox Image
Unnatural Causes: Latino Paradox
VIDEO EXCERPT, Unnatural Causes – Episode 3 Two researchers present findings related to the “Latino paradox,... Read More
Unnatural Causes: Kim Anderson
Unnatural Causes: Kim Anderson's Story
VIDEO EXCERPT, Unnatural Causes – Episode 2 When Atlanta lawyer Kim Anderson was pregnant with her first child, she d... Read More
Unnatural Causes: Importance of Culturally Appropriate Care for Native Americans Image
Unnatural Causes: Importance of Culturally Appropriate Care for Native Americans
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes Modern medicine teaches a rigid, scientific approach to disease prevention. Yet pract... Read More
Unnatural Causes: Impact of Poverty and Stress on Diabetes among Native Americans Image
Unnatural Causes: Impact of Poverty and Stress on Diabetes among Native Americans
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes As Dr. Donald Warne explains, there is a direct biochemical connection between living... Read More
Segregated by Design Image
Segregated by Design
‘Segregated By Design’ examines the forgotten history of how our federal, state and local governments unconstitutionally se... Read More
Unnatural Causes: How Racism Impacts Pregnancy Outcomes Image
Unnatural Causes: How Racism Impacts Pregnancy Outcomes
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes UCLA obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Michael Lu believes that for many women of col... Read More
Unnatural Causes: Health in America Image
Unnatural Causes: Health in America
VIDEO EXCERPT, Unnatural Causes – Episode 1 The U.S. is one of the richest countries in the world, yet we rank 29th f... Read More
Unnatural Causes: Growing Wealth Divide Is Bad for Health Image
Unnatural Causes: Growing Wealth Divide Is Bad for Health
VIDEO EXCERPT, Unnatural Causes – Episode 7 In Michigan, as in other parts of the country, there’s a growing ch... Read More
Unnatural Causes: Gardening as Cultural Renewal - the Gila Crossing School Program Image
Unnatural Causes: Gardening as Cultural Renewal - the Gila Crossing School Program
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes The Gila Crossing Elementary School in southern Arizona was once operated by the Bure... Read More
Unnatural Causes: Federal Indian Policies and Health Image
Unnatural Causes: Federal Indian Policies and Health
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes Historically, federal Indian policies have been destructive to Native American commun... Read More
Unnatural Causes: Diabetes Industry and Native American Health Image
Unnatural Causes: Diabetes Industry and Native American Health
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes Competing agendas drive the distribution of resources when it comes to diabetes care ... Read More
Unnatural Causes: Diabetes in the Marshall Islands Image
Unnatural Causes: Diabetes in the Marshall Islands
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes Their traditional diet and way of life disrupted by globalization and the American mi... Read More
Unnatural Causes: Diabetes among Native Americans - Genes or Environment? Image
Unnatural Causes: Diabetes among Native Americans - Genes or Environment?
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes The U.S. government has spent hundreds of millions of dollars over the past 40 years ... Read More
Unnatural Causes: Culture of Diabetes - Native Americans and Futurelessness Image
Unnatural Causes: Culture of Diabetes - Native Americans and Futurelessness
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes In some Native American communities, diabetes is so common that people grow up feelin... Read More
Unnatural Causes: Cultural Loss - Impact on Native American Health Image
Unnatural Causes: Cultural Loss - Impact on Native American Health
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes Dr. Donald Warne talks about how cultural loss impacts the health of Native American ... Read More
Unnatural Causes: Atomic Testing in the Marshall Islands Image
Unnatural Causes: Atomic Testing in the Marshall Islands
WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO, Unnatural Causes Between 1946 and 1958, the U.S. detonated 67 nuclear devices in and around the Marsha... Read More
Unnatural Causes: Arriving Healthy Image
Unnatural Causes: Arriving Healthy
VIDEO EXCERPT, Unnatural Causes – Episode 3 New immigrants arriving in the United States tend to be healthier than th... Read More
Yale Psychiatry Grand Rounds Video Image
Yale Psychiatry Grand Rounds Video
Carolyn Roberts, PhD, Assistant Professor of African Studies, History, and History of Medicine, Yale University: “Violent Medicine: Doctors and the Ethics of Medical Practice ... Read More
What is Health Equity? Image
What is Health Equity?
What is Health Equity? This three-minute motion graphic video explains how social, economic, and environmental conditions can create health inequities and how these inequities c... Read More