Mary Bassett, New York state health commissioner, examines the close ties between wealth and health in America. It’s time, she says, for the U.S. government to pay its debt to Black Americans.
Research has established a clear, ongoing connection between systemic bias and health disparities.
In South Africa, persistent bias in medical schools and health care means your health is still worse if you’re Black. Because you’re Black.
Local officials are using regressive zoning laws to halt the expansion of syringe services. Experts say those laws discriminate against people who use drugs.
The Indian government faces an uphill battle to meet the country’s health care needs by 2030. Two researchers argue remote health technology may hold the key.
Essential drugs are out of reach for many people with rare diseases, leading to lifelong disability or death. The global drug patent and trade system perpetuates these inequities — especially for low- to middle-income countries.
Syracuse’s lead problem isn’t new. A legacy of redlining, poverty, and white flight has left Black families scrambling for safe housing. Most make do with houses that are not.
The tobacco industry made millions selling “healthy cigarettes” even when it knew smoking killed. Decades later, will the fossil fuel industry get away selling us “healthy” carbon using the tobacco industry’s playbook?
Carbon offset markets aren’t typically used to address water scarcity. An entrepreneurial engineer explains why leveraging the market could expand access to clean water.