Outside Our Walls: the Case for City-Wide Collaboration to Reduce Disparities
AuthorsHaas, Jennifer S.
Lemon, Stephenie C.
Freund, Karen M.
Battaglia, Tracy A.
Translating Research Into Practice (TRIP) Consortium Writing Group
UMass Chan AffiliationsPrevention Research Center
Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Health Services Administration
Health Services Research
Race and Ethnicity
Translational Medical Research
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AbstractBoston, Massachusetts (MA), is known for its world-class health care institutions and groundbreaking therapies, including cancer. Yet the unfortunate reality is that these resources do not effectively reach all city residents. In a national study examining race-specific breast cancer mortality rates in the 50 largest US cities, Boston had the fifth highest Black-White disparity in breast cancer mortality. The most recent data from the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) found that the premature breast cancer mortality rate was 78% higher for Black than for White women (14.1 vs. 7.9 per 100,000).
Haas JS, Lemon SC, Freund KM, Battaglia TA; Translating Research Into Practice (TRIP) Consortium Writing Group. Outside Our Walls: the Case for City-Wide Collaboration to Reduce Disparities. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Jul 27. doi: 10.1007/s11606-020-06006-7. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32720235. Link to article on publisher's site