The "Secret" Epidemic: Disparities in Hepatitis C Incidence, Treatment, and Outcomes

On May 3, 2010, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies convened the Disparities in Hepatitis C Incidence, Treatment, and Outcomes Roundtable Discussion in Chicago, IL, with the goal of setting a national agenda to address the disproportionate impact of hepatitis C in communities of color.

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010: Advancing Health Equity for Racially and Ethnically Diverse Populations

Racial/ethnic disparities in health and health care in the United States are persistent and well documented. Communities of color fare far worse than their white counterparts across a range of health indicators: life expectancy, infant mortality, prevalence of chronic diseases, self-rated health status, insurance coverage, and many others. As the nation’s population continues to become increasingly diverse—people of color are projected to comprise 54% of the U.S. population by 2050 and more than half of U.S. children by 2023— these disparities are likely to grow if left unaddressed.

Commission on Paternal Involvement in Pregnancy Outcomes (CPIPO) Presents: Best and Promising Practices for Improving Research, Policy and Practice on Paternal Involvement in Pregnancy Outcomes

The Commission on Paternal Involvement in Pregnancy Outcomes, which is convened by Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies and the Joint Center Health Policy Institute, issued policy, research and practice recommendations in a report, Commission Outlook: Best and Promising Practices for Improving Research, Policy and Practice on Paternal Involvement in Pregnancy Outcomes.

The Oneness of Twoness: The Promise and Challenge of Racial Equality

Opportunities for African Americans have multiplied even as polarization lingers.

Following the Money: Tracking Federal AIDS Appropriations to Address Disparities in HIV and AIDS Treatments in the United States

The Joint Center's Health Policy Institute, recently released a report entitled "Following the Money: Tracking Federal AIDS Appropriations to Address Disparities in HIV and AIDS Treatment in the United States", which explores the path of federal funding in HIV and AIDS prevention. The Report finds that HIV/AIDS is not one epidemic in the United States but rather has become multiple epidemics affecting different communites at different rates and through different vectors of transmission.

Congressional Black Caucus Hearing Out of Work But Not Out of Hope: Addressing the Crisis of the Chronically Unemployed

Good morning. I, Wilhelmina Leigh, Senior Research Associate at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, would like to thank Chairwoman Barbara Lee and Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II, Chair of the CBC Jobs Taskforce, for inviting me to testify at this hearing. During my brief testimony, I will address the topic of this panel “Who are the chronically unemployed?” in two ways. I will first identify the chronically unemployed via trends in unemployment rates.

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