Foundation OKs grants for groups promoting healthy social conditions
The term “social determinants of health’’ refers to conditions under which people live and work that can affect their health risks and outcomes. These non-medical factors, positive and negative, can include safe housing and transportation; discrimination and violence; education; access to nutritious foods and physical activity; and pollution in... Read more
Hospital closure: A rural Black community loses a lifeline
This article first appeared in STAT, which gave Georgia Health News permission to republish it. Photos are by Bethany Mollenkof for STAT. By Olivia Goldhill In every corner of Latasha Taylor’s home are plants she knows nothing about. After years spent shirking her mother’s calls to join her in... Read more
Black, Latino Georgians lag behind whites in COVID shots, report says
Blacks and Latinos in Georgia have significantly lower COVID-19 vaccination rates than whites, a newly released Kaiser Health News analysis shows. Thirty percent of whites in Georgia have had at least one shot, yet they trail another group — Asians, who are at 44 percent. The data were provided... Read more
Blacks’ lower vaccination rates linked to distrust
By Katja Ridderbusch When Randall Hampton got his first dose of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine in mid-January, he asked the nurse to give him the booster shot right away. “But they wouldn’t do it,” he says, shrugging his shoulders. “They wanted me to come back three weeks later.”  (As eager... Read more
South has high rate of unreported COVID deaths, study says
Story updated Southern states have higher rates of unreported COVID-related deaths than other regions of the country, according to a new study. The study, led by Andrew Stokes, a professor of global health at Boston University School of Public Health, analyzed deaths in 787 U.S. counties that had more... Read more

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