Health equity remains an elusive challenge to address within our healthcare system.
Achieving a healthy life and lifestyle is too often predicated on social, cultural, economic, and environmental issues. Where we live; how we live; our identities, genders, ethnicities, upbringing and heritage…all play a role in determining our health.
Join us to explore how race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, age, and disability affect our health, and see what RTI’s experts are doing to address these areas and find solutions to improve health equity around the globe.
Learn more about the work RTI is doing to address health inequities:
- What is telehealth, and how can it address the opioid epidemic?
- Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder study
- Improving Addiction Treatment With Consumer Report Cards
- State Laws Facilitate Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution Programs to Stem the U.S. Opioid Epidemic
- Low Medicaid Rates Limit Beneficiaries’ Access to Assisted Living Facilities, Quality Care
- Efforts to Improve Medicare and Medicaid Programs are Working
- Rural Medicare Beneficiaries Receive Less Follow-up Care
- Quality Measure Development: Tracking quality of care for vulnerable patients in post-acute and long-term care settings
- Miami-Dade County’s Criminal Mental Health Project
- New Programs Address United States’ Large Number of Unsubmitted and Untested Rape Kits
- Study explores how incarceration affects father-child and couple relationships
- Second Major Redesign of the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)
- New Tool to Help Police Agencies and States Submit More Meaningful Crime Data
Gender and LGBTQ+
- Adolescent Pregnancy Rates are Decreasing, but Significant Disparities Remain for Certain Groups
- LGBTQ+ Victimization Study: Building the research base to protect vulnerable populations
- More Efforts are Needed to Increase Reporting of Sexual Assault at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
- New Multipurpose Device to Help Prevent HIV and Pregnancy
- Study Highlights Reimbursement Disparities for Mental Health Services in Insurance Networks
- Centrally Assisted Telecare for Military Members with PTSD/Depression Shows Improved Results
- Mentally Ill More Likely to be Victims, Not Perpetrators, of Violence
- Supported Education Improves Career Prospects for Young People Dealing with Mental illness
- Taxes on Soft Drinks, Alcohol and Tobacco are a Powerful Response to Rising Rates of Chronic Diseases
- Study Explores the Health and Socio-Economic Factors Impacting Cancer Patient Outcomes
- Evaluation of the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program: Study connects a lifestyle intervention with health care savings
- Costs Still Occur for Patients When Cancer Screening Tests are Free, Reducing Access