Black/African American Health Disparities
Effects of Recent Medicaid Expansions on Infant Mortality by Race and EthnicityThe purpose of this study is to examine year-by-year effects of the 2014 Affordable Care Act Medicaid expansion on infant mortality by race and ethnicity over the first 6 years.
Social Support and Breastfeeding Outcomes Among a Racially and Ethnically Diverse PopulationSocial support is a modifiable social determinant of health that shapes breastfeeding outcomes and may contribute to racial and ethnic breastfeeding disparities. This study characterizes the relationship between social support and early breastfeeding.
Perinatal Care Changes During COVID-19: A Population-Based Analysis by Race/EthnicityThe COVID-19 public health emergency created unprecedented disruptions in the use of healthcare services, which could have affected long-standing racial‒ethnic disparities in maternal care use and outcomes. This study evaluates population-level changes in perinatal health services associated with the COVID-19 pandemic overall and by maternal race‒ethnicity.
COVID-19 Vaccination and Racial/Ethnic Inequities in Mortality at Midlife in MinnesotaRecent research underscores the exceptionally young age distribution of COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. compared with that of international peers. This paper characterizes how high levels of COVID-19 mortality at midlife ages (45–64 years) are deeply intertwined with continuing racial inequity in COVID-19 mortality.