Charlene Barrientos, community engagement manager at the Colorado School of Public Health, stresses the importance of engaging community members and building trust to address vaccine hesitancy in Colorado's Latinx population.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made a longstanding health equity issue more visible—unequal access and lower quality of care disproportionately harm communities of color. Glen Mays, professor and chair of the Department of Health Systems, Management & Policy, explains the research.
Cathy Bradley, PhD, deputy director at the CU Cancer Center and Associate Dean for Research at ColoradoSPH, discusses her work to increase access to advanced cancer treatments in rural and minority populations on the CU Anschutz 360 podcast.
Glen Mays, PhD, MPH, professor and chair of the Department of Health Systems, Management & Policy, discusses disparities in Aurora’s inoculation rates and potential solutions such as bringing vaccines to trusted community hubs.
Dr. Cerise Hunt learned early on that it’s not enough to just be an equity champion. She plans to move theory into action as the new Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the Colorado School of Public Health.
Many ColoradoSPH faculty and leaders participated in a recent virtual town hall event that hosted a deep discussion on the skepticism of the COVID-19 vaccine in Black, Hispanic/Latinx and American Indian/Alaska Native communities. Although diverse communities bear the biggest burden of the pandemic, they grapple with fear and distrust.
While watching events unfold across the country over recent months, Professor Dawn Comstock was left feeling like she needed to do something tangible to address the ongoing systemic racial and ethic disparities. That’s when she decided to help establish a new scholarship fund to accelerate ColoradoSPH's efforts to increase the diversity and inclusive excellence of the school’s student body.
Patricia Valverde, a faculty member at ColoradoSPH’s Latino Research & Policy Center, weighs in on why Latinos in Colorado are more likely to die prematurely compared to white residents in a recent Denver Post article. Reasons include: working lower paying and more dangerous jobs, lacking health insurance, and having limited free-time.
A lack of research on transgender and nonbinary (TNB) health needs and narrow definitions of women's and men's health often result in TNB individuals facing gender-based discrimination or having difficulty obtaining health services.