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1/ Had a really interesting day on #medtwitter today, re: #advocacy #activism #primarycare courtesy of @MParshleyMD @sagar_ankita @EricLast3 @gabrieldane @meggerber @mmteacherdoc @sulane7 @SusanHingle @dhpomerantz @UREssien

... and of course that made me think #baseballcards ->
2/ I was reminded that one hobby I have to relax me when pandemics, hubris, RVUs and #disparities are driving me bonkers 😜 = old ⚾️ cards.

On my recent B day my nieces/nephew bought me a pack of 2020 (?lost season) cards. Decided to open them ->
3/ they are new, shiny, the photography is awesome. Look at that Bryce Harper! The Laureano catch!

Rizzo for the Cubbies. Alfonzo of my Mets. -> getting back to the #advocacy in the environs of our institutions, promise ... Image
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Let’s talk about the proverbial elephant in the room RE #CompassionateRelease of persons incarcerated in #prisons in the midst of #COVID19. A [long] thread with thanks to @briewsf @DrNovisky @GeriPowerMD 1/21
While a partnership between @FAMMFoundation @NACDL @WashLaw4CR is tackling petitions in the @OfficialFBOP Why don’t we see governors and other leadership extending release to many of the #vulnerable housed in state #prisons? 2/21
By #vulnerable, I mean those persons who meet #CDC guidelines for greatest risk of serious illness due to #COVID19 -- persons over 65 (#olderadults), those with #chronichealth problems including severe #asthma #liverdisease or are #immunocompromised (#hepatitis) 3/21
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Thank you @ColleenKraft for being consistently vocal 💪🏼💪🏿💪🏽

Let’s work on #tweetiatrician #advocacy training by @AmerAcadPeds to have more robust & effective strategies vs increasing backlash & #bullying
as experienced by @NicoleB_MD @DrToddWo, worse for #minoritiesinmedicine
From @bfrist on #LinkedIn: concerning loss of scientific #integrity by political agendas

#scicomm teaching has been to “avoid politics” = sitting in sidelines

why engaged #tweetiatrician were a separate species apart from other #STEM professionals…
We need to be multidisciplinary like work with school nurse leader @RobinCogan

When I have taught official @AmerAcadPeds guidelines to trainees in hospital settings & staff member has walked by, they assumed “political” & “unprofessional” when per AAP
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THREAD: Our new #COVID19 disparities study now on @medrxivpreprint! *CAUTION: Preliminary findings; not peer-reviewed* We explored variation across states in race/ethnic disparities at the population level. #healthequity 1/n
First, as of late April, we found substantial variation across states in % of pts with missing race/ethnicity data. *Reporting race/ethnicity is not a simple yes/no* Quality matters, and it needs work. 2/n
Even among states that do report #covid mortality across race/ethnic groups, a large source of bias is often ignored: Black and particularly Latinx population skews younger than white. Check out data, via @uscensusbureau Census: #disparities 3/n
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Building on the original thread by @BaumannAna ( which presents great background info and asks “What are your "to go" papers for #healthcare #disparities?”

Follow our (#ISCC2019 & @DrRachelShelton) collective thinking in #impsci and #healthequity -

The @AcademyHealth blog ( by Kim Dumont, @allisonjmetz, Beadsie Woo, provides 5 key recommendations:

☯️Align terminology for equal footing

📢Elevate equity concerns

🌾Cultivate relationships

💸Shift funding incentives

➡️⬅️Promote exchange

The chapter on #racial #ethnic minorities in the @rcbrownson textbook (, highlights challenges in pursuing #healthequity focused work in #academia, by Toni Yancey @DrChandraFord LaShawnta Bell-Lewis. Follow Dr. Ford’s work:

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Umbereen S Nehal MD MPH: who is this person? Several people have been asking

A thread

Where am I from? Hooboy.
Let’s say, citizen of the world, human ping pong ball. Third culture kid. Genetic mutt

Born: 🇺🇸
🇵🇰 parents - when my parents born colonial rule, pre-Pakistan
To thoroughly annoy my Twitter bestie, @DrvanTilburg

Am an ENFP - a cross between Snoopy, Robin Willians, Ellen Degeneres, Dr. Seuss, Charles Dickens, Upton Sinclair

I border on ENTP - love new info and love to challenge in order to break through barriers or limitations
My great-grandfather was given title "Khan Bahadur" (brave). As a judge, a brown man under Colonial rule, he threw the book at a British attorney. "Learn the law" if in his courtroom. Hence my stiff moral backbone

My mom & me:

(She loves this song)
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I'm a #LatinX physician, taking care of #LatinX patients with #COVID19.

I've been so surprised at how people are surprised by data showing #COVID19 is disproportionately affecting marginalized communities that till now I didn't know how to respond.

Some thoughts:

2/The implications of these #disparities run far deeper than simple differences in rates of morbidity and mortality. I applaud all of those shedding light on these #inequities, but we need action, and we need it now. @valstonemd @drlouiseivers #COVID19 #SDOH
3/A majority of our #EssentialWorkers, our #FrontLineHeroes, come from minority communities; these are the individuals putting themselves at risk to do the invisible work without which our society would collapse. @JoiaMukherjee #COVID19
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SENTENCING THREAD II: Now bribery case defendant Jona Rechnitz is before @SDNYLIVE Judge Hellerstein. AUSA Martin Bell says he cooperated even more the UN briber Francis Lorenzo, who got "time served," @SDNYLIVE…. Thread
@sdnylive @MatthewLeeICP @NYCityAlerts AUSA Bell: The Seabrook case would not have existed without Rechnitz's cooperation. "To the extent there were improprieties in the road to City Hall here in NYC, which did not turn into a case, still" - Rechnitz invaluable. "He has been truthful."
@sdnylive @MatthewLeeICP @NYCityAlerts AUSA Bell: I'm touched by the words of the union members who spoke at the sentencing of Mr. Seabrook earlier this year.
[Previous Inner City Press story:…
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We have a new study forthcoming in Exceptional Children. We examine whether students of color are more or less likely to be identified as having #disabilities in U.S. states with histories of de jure and de facto racial #segregation. (1)
Special education has been theorized to have been used as an alternative legal strategy for schools to avoid racial integration. This prior work was historical and descriptive. Others have suggested that over-identification might be especially likely to occur in the South. (2)
Yet other work suggests that students of color may be under-identified as having disabilities in the U.S. South, incl. due to political and economic factors. Mechanisms hypothesized to result in under-identification nationally may also be operating similarly in the South. (3)
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Hi #pediatricians, our work on #disparities in #disability id. was just cited by the @AmerAcadPeds in their #policy statement on the impact of #racism on children's health. Our most recent study was cited. If helpful, here is a thread of our work to date. #RacismAndHealth (1)
@AmerAcadPeds Here is the abstract and link the the study cited in the @AmerAcadPeds policy statement.…. We find that children of color are less likely to be identified as having disabilities than similarly situated students who are White in U.S. schools (2)
@AmerAcadPeds Here is an example finding. Of U.S. 4th grade students displaying clinically significant reading difficulties, 74% of White students are receiving special education. The contrasting percentages for Black, Hispanic, and American Indian students? 44%, 43%, and 48%, respectively (3)
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Hi! I’m Joanna Hart (@JHartMD), a pulmonary & critical care physician here at the @PAIRCenter and @PennMedicine. I’m taking over today for National Healthcare Decisions Day (#NHDD) to raise awareness about Advance Care Planning (#ACP). 1/
#ACP allows people to make decisions in case they get too sick to speak for themselves to be sure their care is aligned with their values & reduce the burden on family. One part of ACP can be to complete an advance directive (AD). 2/
We know that certain groups (e.g. men, blacks, and those with less formal education) are less likely to document their preferences through ADs, which may be a marker of less #ACP. 3/
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(1/11) When I say..."The people closest to the pain, should be the closest to the power, driving & informing the policymaking..." THIS is what I mean. (A) When I wanted to break cycles of #poverty by strengthening pathways to #graduation, preventing #dropout #MA7
(2/11) for expectant & #parenting #teens, (still the #1 reason girls drop out, even with unplanned pregnancies on the decline) I invited them to the table to share their stories, struggles & to inform the #BPS policy we developed to better support them.
(3/11) (B) When I wanted to better understand why we were seeing an increase in #bicyclist & motor vehicle collisions, I contacted @bostonbikeunion I invited them to share their stories & struggles, 4 hrgs later, we had a crash data report & the 1st sideguard ord. in the country
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