health disparities http://kbia.org en Reports highlight health disparities among blacks and Hispanics in Missouri http://kbia.org/post/reports-highlight-health-disparities-among-blacks-and-hispanics-missouri <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">African American and Hispanic </span>Missourians<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> trail behind whites when it comes to health indicators. The nonprofit Missouri Foundation for Health</span><a href="http://www.mffh.org/content/405/health-equity.aspx" style="line-height: 1.5;"> published reports </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tuesday on the health disparities of the two minority groups.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 22:57:24 +0000 Harum Helmy 34876 at http://kbia.org Reports highlight health disparities among blacks and Hispanics in Missouri US Rep. Hartzler visits Columbia's community health center http://kbia.org/post/us-rep-hartzler-visits-columbias-community-health-center <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">U.S. Representative Vicky </span>Hartzler<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> met with administrators of <a href="http://www.fhcmo.org/">Columbia’s Family Health Center on Tuesday</a>. The center provides primary care for the medically underserved population by using a sliding fee scale that depends on a patient’s income level. </span>Hartzler<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says the visit is part of her efforts to learn more about ways to help more people in her district gain access to quality health care.</span></p> Tue, 28 May 2013 22:24:31 +0000 Harum Helmy 34477 at http://kbia.org US Rep. Hartzler visits Columbia's community health center Three interviews on health disparities http://kbia.org/post/three-interviews-health-disparities <p>At the health equity conference in Columbia last week, between the steady stream of PowerPoints&nbsp;and pie charts, I had the chance to talk with some smart folks who spend their time thinking about health disparities and how to end them:</p><p> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 21:38:41 +0000 Jacob Fenston 13290 at http://kbia.org Three interviews on health disparities Rural women diagnosed later http://kbia.org/post/rural-women-diagnosed-later <p>Women in rural Missouri are more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer at a late stage than women in urban or suburban counties. In this weekly Health &amp; Wealth update, the urban / rural disparity in breast cancer detection.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 23 Nov 2011 13:56:15 +0000 Jacob Fenston 4115 at http://kbia.org Rural women diagnosed later