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The year in science: Challenges, breakthroughs and a quest to address diversity
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News
The year in science: Challenges, breakthroughs and a quest to address diversity
This year saw continuing health challenges and breakthrough discoveries across the state and a science landscape underlined by growing efforts to address longstanding diversity issues in the sector.
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Local News
Ten groups will receive grants to advance health equity, access
Ten community organizations in Boston’s neighborhoods that experience the greatest health disparities will receive more than $1 million in grant funding from the Boston Public Health Commission to increase health care access in the communities that need it most.
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News
Maternal health report finds fatal disparities
Obstetric racism. Those words hung in the air during the EQTY 2023: A Summit for Health Justice Conference held in Boston last month. At the time, a panel of doctors and community activists addressed critical questions related to “Equity in Pregnancy.”
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Health care institutions get tough critique at RCC forum
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Local News
Health care institutions get tough critique at RCC forum
Health care institutions have a collective responsibility to address disparities among vulnerable Black and brown people, but the institutions have been mired in a lack of cohesion and sustained progress and have made little dent in eradicating health care inequities.
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Codman Square Health Center CEO set to retire
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Local News
Codman Square Health Center CEO set to retire
After nearly 30 years at Codman Square Health Center, CEO Sandra Cotterell is planning her retirement.
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Lawmakers seek licensure for immigrants
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Lawmakers seek licensure for immigrants
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Opinion
$88 billion in medical debt burdens 43 million consumers
A new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) finds that the nation’s health care system is supported by an infrastructure of billing, payments, collections and credit reporting that is fraught with commonplace mistakes. 
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Finding a way into peoples’ heARTs
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Arts & Culture
Finding a way into peoples’ heARTs
Dr. Daniel Chonde has spent the  last year working to make Mass General Hospital’s spaces less cold and less white. As the executive director of “The Peoples’ heART” (Health Equity x Art) program, he brings local artists into the hospital to replace the typical corporate abstracts and landscapes with vibrant, inclusive art pieces.
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Opinion
To save lives, clinical trials need diversity
These disparate reactions are surprisingly common. About 20% of all new drugs approved between 2008 and 2013 caused "differences in exposure and/or response" based on patients' ethnicity.
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Trio highlights discrimination in health care
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Local News
Trio highlights discrimination in health care
Racial disparities and discrimination in the health care system are not often talked about, but for Black women, the reality is hard to ignore.
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Michael Curry to head health center group
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Local News
Michael Curry to head health center group
Michael Curry will be leading the charge in 2021 as the new president of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers.
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High tech costs for health care
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Editorial
High tech costs for health care
It seems that the great cost of quality medical care has tempered the enthusiasm of those in power to provide medical attention for all Americans.
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