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The health needs of caregivers and recipients

The health needs of caregivers and recipients

The U.S. is expected to experience a growing demand for caregivers, who include home health aides, personal care attendants, and family members, to support older people and people with disabilities. The number of individuals over age sixty-five, many of whom will need care at some point in their lives, is expected to grow from 15% of the U.S. population in 2014 to 22% in 2060. As the older population copes with the cost of care, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mental Health, Older Adults, Racism

Racism and public health: How environment shapes wellbeing

Racism and public health: How environment shapes wellbeing

Racism and other forms of oppression – whether based on ethnicity, gender, language, sexual orientation, nationality, or other characteristics – act separately and together to cause disease. While individual behavior plays a role in health, it is only one small piece of the puzzle. “We have to name those things that are interfering with optimal health outcomes,” says Linda Hudson, ScD, Assistant Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine. Camara Jones, President of the American Public … Read entire article »

Filed under: Environment, Racism