Sandra Larson is a Boston-based freelance journalist covering urban and social issues and policy. Besides HealthCity, her work has appeared in Bay State Banner, Next City, The New York Times, and The Guardian. She holds a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Policy from Northeastern University.
A new partnership between BMC and Birthing Cultural Rigor, LLC aims to build understanding of racism in Black birthing patients’ care and experience.
Low-barrier, temporary housing allows people with addiction to stabilize and prepare for transition into permanent housing.
At one year of the Ottawa-based program, retention rate was 77%. Now experts are looking at how it could inform opioid addiction treatment for the most vulnerable in the U.S.
Medical researchers helped create a racial taxonomy that justified oppression and inequitable healthcare. To restore trust and achieve justice, healthcare reparations are needed.
Nurse Pam Klein and advocate Dreya Catozzi explain why housing initiatives specific for trans people are essential for health and safety.
Healthcare-informed training for police and security officers can increase recognition of autistic behaviors and help avoid misinterpretation and escalation.
Stopping housing evictions of pregnant women and addressing inequities that lead to them could improve newborn health, leading to lifelong and intergenerational benefits.
A group of Boston doctors argues that as hospitals commit to practicing health equity, they must also be judged in ranking systems on their success in achieving it.
Seniors are at high risk for severe COVID-19, but traveling to vaccination sites isn't easy. So, the program is bringing the vaccine to them.
Practical challenges and stigma must be overcome for such an effort to succeed, but success could yield a blueprint for future care.