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Still reflecting on a Grand Rounds presentation by @TaraLaguMD last week on people with disabilities as an unrecognized health disparity population. And how there needs to be systemic change, with attention to detecting, understanding, and reducing. #DisabilityPolicy

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A selection of articles discussed in the talk:

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Persons with disabilities are disproportionately impacted by #COVID19
Especially when vaccine supply is limited, countries should ensure that eligible persons with disabilities have equal access to vaccination like others.
👉 #VaccinEquity Image
To stop the spread of #COVID19, all prevention measures should be inclusive of persons with disabilities, including vaccination.

No one is safe until everyone is safe! #VaccinEquity Image
During #COVID19, women with disabilities may face
🚨 domestic violence
🚨 economic stress
🚨 health shocks
🚨 prolonged period of isolation
🚨 reduced access to health services
👉 #HealthEquity Image
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Excited to attend health equity symposium #AANAM @AANMember supported by Cheryl Jay Endowment. Dr. Jay made incredible contributions to our neurology training program in Haiti and I'll never forget how she took all the applicants out to lunch when I interviewed @neurores_ucsf Image
"Zipcode is a greater predictor of health outcome than genetic code" Dr. Joseph Betancourt @MGHMedicine , Health Equity Symposium @AANMember #AANAM
"Structural Racism isn't up for debate, this is our history"
Reminds me of one my favorite quotes from Paul Farmer @PIH "History didn't begin when you arrived..." Image
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CHALLENGE: What will Academic Health Centers and health organizations learn about #healthequity and #antiracism from COVID-19 Vaccination?
We learn by doing: by running a public health campaign we can see more clearly what works, and what changes are urgent for equity. See our full article with P Shorett- Lessons in Equity from Front Lines of COVID Vaccination via @JAMAHealthForum
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LIVE on #WorldHealthDay with @DrTedros: An urgent call to work together to tackle health inequities…
"#HealthEquity is the theme of #WorldHealthDay this year. This is one of the core challenges our time, which is why we are launching a campaign to build a fairer and healthier world"-@DrTedros

"Inequity is a not new problem, of course, but the #COVID19 pandemic has brought it into sharp focus. More than 2,850,000 of our sisters and brothers have lost their lives – and we have lost them"-@DrTedros #WorldHealthDay

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On #WorldHealthDay, let's build a fairer, healthier 🌎🌍🌏

#COVID19 highlighted how some 👱🙎🏽‍♀️ live healthier lives & have better access to health services than others, due to their living conditions.

It's time for #HealthEquity to reach #HealthForAll!

It's #WorldHealthDay

To achieve #HealthForAll, everyone needs access, without discrimination, to the health services they need without suffering financial hardship.

We can and must build a fairer, healthier 🌎🌍🌏 for everyone, everywhere.

#COVID19 shows that #HealthEquity is more urgent than ever. It’s laid bare inequities in access and coverage of health services, mortality and socio-economic impacts.

On #WorldHealthDay, let's make the 🌎🌍🌏 fairer and #HealthForAll a reality!

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I am a Social Media Ambassador for @SOPHEtweets 2021 Annual Meeting. This afternoon and for the rest of the week, I'll be live-tweeting information from #SOPHE2021dX. I'll try to include everything in threads.
Apr. 6: 1/SOPHE All Member Business Meeting: On the docket is to receive updates from SOPHE leadership on the highlights from the past year, updates on the Health Equity & Anti-Racism (HEAR) Task Force, and the new SOPHE Strategic Plan.
2/ SOPHE CEO @MEAuld provides an update on SOPHE’s accompl. the past year: (1) first virtual conference after COVID spread last year, (2) 2021 conference with over 650 registered, (3) 3rd Digital Summit, and (4) continued providing CEs - 40 webinars and 28 self-studies.
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"Tomorrow is #WorldHealthDay.
#COVID19 has exacerbated inequalities both between and within countries. While we have all been impacted by the pandemic, the poorest and most marginalized have been hit hardest - both in terms of lives and livelihoods lost"-@DrTedros #HealthEquity
"In the year ahead, the 🌍 needs to make 5⃣ vital changes:
1⃣ we need to invest in equitable production and access to #COVID19 rapid tests, oxygen, treatments and vaccines between and within countries"-@DrTedros

#ACTogether #HealthEquity
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As @Eugenia_South underscores, #HealthEquity isn’t hard, but it does take intentional work to overcome the inequitable inertia of the status quo.

This weekend in Chicago, our @OakStreetHealth team vaccinated 2000 Latinx people in Belmont-Cragin. Here's how we made it work. 🧵
Our first event launched #ProtectChicago Plus, @ChiPublicHealth + @chicagosmayor's bold strategy to get vaccines into the 15 communities hit hardest by #COVID19.

For months, we'd partnered w local CBOs (@NWSHC @gilbert36ward + others) on testing + more. We'd built trust. 2/
Our partners - trusted messengers who know their communities - told us what to seek: a safe, central location for all to congregate, + one that the community trusts. @ChiPubSchools + @SteinmetzCPHS provided that home - one w walkability + great parking (no easy feat here!). 3/
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Thread to follow giving overview of new papers from @bmj_latest special collection: '#Covid19: The road to equity and solidarity' cc @CroakeyNews #PMAC2021 @baumfran @WePublicHealth
The collection explores political economy of the response, role of international institutions, overwhelmed health systems, #SDOH, value of indices of preparedness, need for all countries to act together to reduce inequality, protect health, and act on climate #PMAC2021
"As we move forward, it is vital that we explore the drivers of the pandemic, learn from the global response, and become more prepared for the future." Also, you can watch the launch featuring various authors, inc @baumfran #PMAC2021 #HealthEquity
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In December, the @American_Heart published a Presidential Advisory statement on working against structural racism and health disparities in response to recent news events and #BLM advocacy. #healthequity #CQOSpotlight…
The writing committee on behalf of the @American_Heart in the second sentence of the abstract cite COVID-19, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor as recent examples of structural racism, health disparities for disenfranchised groups.
The statement provides a background on why these issues are relevant to cardiovascular health and the importance of eliminating structural racism.
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Excited to hear @McDougle2020, president of @NationalMedAssn, to speak at panel discussion about health equity during #COVID19 #healthequity #MedTwitter
.@JaniceNevinMD quotes Dr. King in her introduction: "Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and inhuman." #MLKDay
Forum is being moderated by Dr. Lisa Maxwell, and she is asking @McDougle2020 about hesitancy in the Black community about getting the #COVID19Vaccine.
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To celebrate #NewYearsEve, we present the past year’s top 10 Health Affairs Blog posts. To see the #healthpolicy analysis and commentary that captured the most attention in #2020, please view the full post, and have a #HappyNewYear: 1/11
1) Could – Or Should – The Government Impose A Mass #Quarantine On An American City? by @LawrenceGostin of @oneillinstitute #COVID19 #pandemic #InfectiousDisease 2/11
2) Mapping #Misinformation In The #Coronavirus Outbreak by @a_rutschman of @SLULAW 3/11
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My public comment at #ACIP meeting today about Phase 1b & 1c #COVID19Vaccine focused on equity. A 🧵
Question isn’t whether to incorporate concerns for #healthequity but HOW.
First come first served worsens inequity. Bright line age cutoffs also can worsen inequity due to preexisting disparities in life expectancy.
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I have a few thoughts I'd like to offer about #vaccine acceptance. To my fellow (esp White) clinicians who are asking, "What are your strategies for convincing #BIPOC communities to take the #COVID19 vaccine?" this thread is for us…
First, I'd suggest that this is an unhelpful question & is racially problematic. It centers the holder of the mistrust as the target of the problem & intervention, not the system & history that caused the mistrust in the first place.

For more context on appropriately framing the source of the problem (system, history not mistrust), See the following thread from @DrJessIsomMDMPH:

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1/ @AmerMedicalAssn adopted two resolutions we wrote (CC @glass_heff_full @FaithCrittenden + more).

For the first time in AMA history, we have policy to explicitly & actionably fight for #antiracism in #MedEd, health care delivery, research, & practice.

🧵 from the #AMAmtg ImageImage
2/ First, let's be clear: we passed these policies by standing on the shoulders of giants, & especially women of color.

We cited almost 100 references by scholars including @CamaraJones @DorothyERoberts @zinzinator @DrMaryTBassett @RRHDr @tsaiduck77 @AmakaEMD @IHJM_ & others. ImageImageImageImage
3/ By telling the truth & reconciling harms, and by advocating for actionable paths forward, these new policies will foster a brighter future of robust AMA advocacy for #HealthEquity and #Antiracism.

The adopted Resolved clauses (our resolutions are 005 & 010) are as follows: ImageImageImage
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📊NEW (painful) data from #ColorofCoronavirus:

-1 in 875 Black
-1 in 925 Indigenous
-1 in 1,275 Latino
-1 in 1,325 Pac. Islander
-1 in 1,625 White &
-1 in 2,100 Asian Americans has died of #COVID19 (through 11/10).…

#healthequity #coronavirus #epitwitter Image
NEW (11/10 data) from #ColorofCoronavirus.
Documented US #COVID19 deaths by R/E:
-Asian: 8,687
-Black 46,211
-Indigenous: 2,251
-Latino 46,912
-Pacific Islander: 334
-White: 123,429
-5,373 “other” race (incl. Indigenous & Pac Islanders)
-8,510 unknown… Image
Compared to Whites, the latest U.S. age-adjusted #COVID19 mortality rate for:

-Indigenous people is 3.2X as high
-Blacks is 3.0X as high
-Latinos is 3.0X as high
-Pacific Islanders is 2.3X as high &
-Asians is 1.1X as high.… Image
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@ReeseSTyrell 1 of 2
#Surveillance of millions of Americans, physicians, pharmacies; brought to u by #DEA
#DataMining in #healthcare incl but not limited 2
#ChronicPain #intractablepain #OUD
#Anxiety #PTSD #Cancer
Request fo proposal:…
See pics for "Statement of work"
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Remaining pics, "Statement of work" required for proposals to #DEA #Surveillance & #DataMining in #healthcare!
States & DEA already going after drs who dare 2 treat, Rx med necessary #opioid analgesics for #ChronicPain #intractablepain pts

#MMEMafia will only get worse.
@ReeseSTyrell #PatientSurveillance by #DEA…
#DataMining in #healthcare for specific populations.
Have #chronicillness #ChronicPain #RareDiseases #Anxiety #OUD? Your medication will determine if you'll b under surveillance.
Think your privacy is protected? Think again
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1/n It’s #NationalInternalMedicineDay, #IMProud to an internist and a member of @ACPinternists @NewYorkACP & @SocietyGIM. We do #IMEssential work for our patients and society. A thread of gratitude.
2/Providing and paying for better healthcare for all Americans.…
3/Addressing systemic issues including racism to advance health equity.…
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Inpatient Lesson of the Day 7:

I remember the findings from this 2018 @NEJM study that aspirin ⬆️ bleeding risk but didn't ⬇️ CVD risk in the elderly.

What I didn't remember is that "elderly" was defined as >70 for White and >65 for Black/Hispanic.

According to the study Supplement, the following eligibility criteria were provided:

"...the age differential was permitted to ensure that Black and Hispanic populations could be represented in the trial, given evidence of higher burden of disease necessitating aspirin use." 2/
According the study design manuscript, "minority recruitment has been challenging due to a ⬇️ number of minorities w/o prior cardiovascular events, disability or dementia, who are not taking aspirin, and a reluctance to cease aspirin..." 3/…
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Nat'l medical associations & experts filed a brief in the federal #eviction moratorium lawsuit b/c we recognize that housing is critical to protecting public health & ensuring #healthequity during #COVID19. If only policy were based on evidence...(thread)…
1) If policy were based on evidence, we'd recognize that mass #eviction is likely without a robust moratorium. We had severe housing insecurity before #COVID19, the pandemic increased & worsened it. Without protections, filing rates have consistently increased.
2) If policy were based on evidence, it would reflect the fact that #eviction moratoriums slow the spread of #COVID19 & prevent increased COVID19 among high-risk populations, leading to long-term complications & death. Studies suggest #eviction moratoriums prevent spread & death.
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(1/5) I just spoke with @theNAMedicine about how we must be humble in our approach to healthcare as we move forward in the #postcovid world. We must normalize the scientific process, and embrace learning new information and changing our course of actions as a result.
(2/5) #COVID19 has highlighted &taught us that the unequal access to &impact of health across racial groups disproportionately affects minorities, &more folks now understand that pre-existing medical conditions are more often than not the result of pre-existing social conditions
(3/5) As a society, we have created the perfect storm of conditions to disproportionately negatively impact black and brown folks at the hands of a pandemic because we have denied them the opportunities to build resilient communities
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Take a look 👀at this thread 👇🏾 to read excerpts my opening remarks at the @sodexoUSA virtual conference on building resilient businesses & communities! #CommunityHealth
(2/9) “We weren’t in the best of shape going into the pandemic. We had high rates of obesity & diabetes, high rates of poverty & income inequality, & though we had low unemployment & a robust economy, not everyone was benefiting…”
(3/9) “When the pandemic hit, it made things that much harder, especially for people who were not thriving to begin with. We need to figure out how to come back stronger from the pandemic and thrive together.” #SDOH #equity #PostCOVID
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