Medicaid expansion could help bring health coverage to an estimated 600,000 people in North Carolina. Experts say it could also reduce racial disparities in access to care.
A new survey finds more people are surviving lung cancer and racial disparities are shrinking. But unless it's caught early, lung cancer still has a low survival rate.
The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools superintendent convened with Black-led educational advocacy group Action4Equity, and other local organizations on Monday to discuss racial disparities in school discipline. The press conference was sparked by a report published last week from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.
March of Dimes' annual report on infant and maternal health drops the U.S. from a C- to a D+, citing a 15-year high in the preterm birth rate. But it also offers some encouraging signs and solutions.
The Guilford County Schools Board of Education unanimously approved a new policy to provide second-grade students in the district with access to water safety instruction.
In the U.S., people of color have been more likely to die at younger ages, especially among lower-income communities. That's had a ripple effect on finances, education and physical and mental health.
For most people, more education leads to healthier and longer lives. Not so for Black men. Racism's power in harming their health may be more persistent than previously understood, researchers say.
The Biden team wants to swiftly vaccinate people of color and others most vulnerable to COVID-19. But health centers are learning that speed and achieving racial equity don't always go hand in hand.
An NPR analysis of COVID-19 vaccination sites in major cities across the Southern U.S. reveals a racial disparity, with most sites located in whiter neighborhoods.
A South Los Angeles hospital has long provided for an underserved community where private insurance is scarce and chronic illnesses can flourish. And then came a devastating coronavirus surge.