Faculty member Stephen Bezruchka publishes book about how inequality in the U.S. leads to poor health
Associate teaching professor emeritus examines the contradiction of U.S. spending on health care vs life expectancy in his new book, “Inequality Kills Us All: COVID-19’s Health Lessons for the World.”
UW School of Public Health Dean Hilary Godwin and Wendy E. Barrington, the director of the UW Center for Anti-Racism and Community Health (ARCH), released a statement to the school’s community. HSPop is a department within SPH.
Community-Oriented Public Health Practice Master of Public Health (COPHP MPH) student Emily Devora Hops studied mutual aid networks during COVID-19. “Mutual aid has long been a part of society, and arises whenever ineffective or unjust governing bodies make it necessary for communities to care for each other directly,” she said.
White patients with terminal illness utilize hospice services about 30% more than their counterparts of color. This inequity is concerning, because hospice care has been shown to improve the patient’s quality of life and the experience for family members.