Columns: Brian D. Smedley, Ph.D

  • Federal Efforts Build Momentum To Address Health Inequities -- Guest Opinion

    During the month of April -- Minority Health Month -- the Obama administration took significant steps to build momentum for efforts to eliminate racial and ethnic health inequities. But with this momentum the stakes have become higher than ever, just as fiscal and political pressures mount that could undermine progress.

    May 02, 2011

  • Health Reform's Next Act: A Focus On Achieving Health Equity

    The president has offered states some flexibility in their efforts to implement parts of the new health law. He should also insist that they show progress toward eliminating the health inequities that exist between rich and poor Americans, and whites relative to most non-whites.

    Mar 18, 2011