Young transgender adults often relocate to cities like San Francisco where they feel safer and have access to adequate health care, but the migration might place them at risk of homelessness, unemployment and racism, say University of Michigan researchers.
Health Care Access
A new paper looks at patient experiences of discrimination in the US health system, finding that the types of discrimination a person can encounter in a health care setting varies, with 21% of non-institutionalized, English-speaking US adults experiencing discrimination while seeking medical care.
Telehealth involves providing services via remote technologies. Historically, behavioral health providers were relatively slow to adopt telehealth tools because of regulatory barriers. But the COVID-19 pandemic has changed that.
Public health is running for office, and it will have an uphill battle on many fronts. Those in the field of public health understand what policymakers must enact: If we cannot protect, improve, and ensure the health of everyone, then everyone’s health will be at risk.
Marianne Udow-Phillips, MHSA ’78
The framers of the Affordable Care Act can be proud of many things the act has accomplished, from reducing the number of uninsured to assuring those with preexisting conditions are not excluded from coverage. Perhaps most significantly, the ACA has changed the way we think and the actual conversation we are having about health care coverage and care.
Students, staff, faculty, and alumni from around the School of Public and beyond work every day to advance our collective pursuit of a healthier, more equitable world for all.