Scholars Blog for National Minority Health Month

May 13, 2014--The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) hosted a blog series on its Human Capital Blog in celebration of National Minority Health Month held every April. Four of our very own Health Policy Scholars participated in this blog series: Italo Brown, Cheryl Onwu, Jamar Slocum and Adrian Ware. To mark the occasion, the Human Capital Blog asked several RWJF scholars to respond to the following questions about improving health care for all:

  • What does the country need to do to address disparities and build a culture of health that includes all people?
  • What are the challenges, needs, or opportunities for health systems to effectively serve minority communities?
  • Minority health is advanced by combating disparities and promoting diversity. How do these two goals overlap?

Read their responses below.

Italo Brown - How Can Health Systems Effectively Serve Minority Communities? Shift the Cost-Access-Quality Axis.

Cheryl OnwuHow Can Health Systems Effectively Serve Minority Communities? Improve Medical Literacy, Take a Holistic Approach.

Jamar Slocum - How to Address Disparities? Educate, Engage Young Professionals in This Work.

Adrian WareHow Can Health Systems Effectively Serve Minority Communities? There are Endless Opportunities.