The Partners for Advancing Health Equity (P4HE) Resource Library is a virtual portal containing action-oriented health equity research, practice, and policies. The library aims to increase equity in health by offering free access to field-tested, evidence-informed and evidence-based programs strategies and high-quality research.
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Article headlines in the past year have grabbed readers’ attention by with claims like “loneliness is just as dangerous as smoking fifteen cigarettes per day.” While this statement isn’t entirely correct, loneliness can have a similar impact on heart heath, mental wellbeing, and a number of other health determinants. a number of other health determinants.These findings come at a time when…October 2023Policy and Practice, Social/Structural Determinants
Power up: A call for public health to recognize, analyze, and shift the balance in power relations to advance health and racial equityStrategies such as diversifying the public health workforce; building capacity related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging; and conducting research on oppression are necessary but insufficient to improving health in communities that have been marginalized by systems of oppression. Working toward health and racial equity requires changing the structural drivers of health. Public health…October 2023Systemic Determinants
In this episode, Diverse host David Pluviose welcomes two distinguished guests, Dr. Alonzo Plough and Dr. Thomas LaVeist. Plough is vice president of Research-Evaluation-Learning and chief science officer for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. LaVeist is dean of the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at Tulane University and chair-elect of the Association of Schools and Programs of…September 2023Policy and Practice
We are in a historic moment as North Carolina becomes the 40th state to implement Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. It’s been a long road to Medicaid expansion, but with the passing of the budget and today’s announcement of a Dec. 1 launch date, we are now closer to removing barriers and extending health coverage to an estimated 600,000 North Carolinians. Thanks to the bipartisan…September 2023Medicaid
In our modern day and age, health care systems and their providers are required to make decisions for millions of patients at a time and only at a moment’s notice. This is not due to the supernatural decision-making capabilities of a few policymakers or doctors. Rather, this is a result of the power of artificial intelligence (AI) and its algorithmic prediction capabilities.We assume that AI…September 2023Policy and Practice
Background: In this paper, we review and synthesize the current empirical literature on equity-focused community coalitions and evaluation and/or research to explore the approaches and methodologies being used to evaluate the work of community coalitions focused on equity in public health contexts.Purpose: To explore the approaches and methodologies that are used to evaluate the work of community…September 2023Community-rooted/Participatory Research
Impact of COVID-19 mitigations on anxiety and depression amongst university students: A systematic review and meta-analysisBackground: While much research has addressed mental health concerns related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, there remains a scarcity of studies specifically exploring the changes in anxiety and depression among university students before and after the implementation of COVID-19 mitigation measures.Methods: In this systematic review and meta-analysis, we searched databases…September 2023COVID-19/Coronavirus, Depression
The Partners for Advancing Health Equity (P4HE) Research Learning Collaborative hosted our second workshop series, which was focused on evidence synthesis to influence evidence-based policy and decision-making. Evidence synthesis is the scientific process of bringing together diverse literature across a range of sources and disciplines to inform debates and decisions on specific issues.…August 2023Policy and Practice
In this P4HE podcast episode, we talk with Colin Killick, Executive Director of Disability Policy Consortium, about how and why the disability community has been largely left out of the health equity conversation. We cover what health equity should look like for people with disabilities and the Social Model of Disability, its definition of disability, and how this impacts advocacy and policy…July 2023Advocacy, Social/Structural Determinants
Spiraling risk: Visualizing the multilevel factors that socially pattern HIV risk among gay, bisexual & other men who have sex with men using Complex Systems TheoryPurpose of review: Global disparities in HIV infection, particularly among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM), indicate the importance of exploring the multi-level processes that shape HIV’s spread. We used Complex Systems Theory and the PRISMA guidelines to conduct a systematic review of 63 global reviews to understand how HIV is socially patterned among GBMSM. The…July 2023HIV