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Does Limited Health Literacy Explain Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Diabetes Control?

Piccolo RS NERI researchers used preliminary data from the Boston Area Community Health (BACH) III Survey to examine the role of limited health literacy on type 2 diabetes control.

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Multi-level Modeling of Social Disparities in Sleep

Araujo AB, Piccolo RS NERI’s National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) funded project on social disparities in sleep has been productive with presentations at the North American Congress of Epidemiology (2011), Sleep 2012, and the American Diabetes Association.

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Only Half the Problem is Being Addressed: Underinsurance is as Big a Problem as Uninsurance.

Link CL, McKinlay JB This article examines the sociodemographic and health characteristics of the underinsured—people who have some health insurance but are having trouble paying for health care or medications. Published in the International Journal of Health Services.

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The Mammogram Controversy

McKinlay JB “No good deed goes unpunished” is a dictum that applies to the ongoing controversy surrounding recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), an independent group of 16 private sector clinicians and scientists appointed by the federal Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), which rigorously assesses ever changing evidence on medical care, and makes recommendations based on explicit criteria.
Heretic's Corner
10/4/2011 - Posted by NERI Upstream
For example, how useful is it to encourage households in poverty (experiencing food insecurity) to consume more costly “healthful” diets (lean meats, whole grains and fresh vegetables and fruit). The examples are endless............