Tag: Affordable Care Act

Seizing the Opportunity to Curb Cancer Disparities

The good news for U.S. Black men is that their cancer death rate declined faster than the rates of other men, largely because of lower rates of lung and prostate cancer. The bad news: Blacks continue to have higher death rates for many types of cancer. And the conditions that…

Health News: Segregated Blacks More Likely to Die of Lung Cancer

Blacks more likely to die of lung cancer than whites. Researchers have found that Black patients living in segregated counties have a lung cancer mortality rate about 10 percentage points higher than those living in diverse neighborhoods. When looking at specific counties, the researchers found that the mortality rate of…

Interview With University Hospitals CEO Tom Zenty: Diversity Leader, Innovator, Community Citizen

DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti recently interviewed Thomas F. Zenty III, CEO of the Cleveland-based hospital system. (University Hospitals is one of the 2012 DiversityInc Top 5 Hospital Systems.) Zenty discussed the dramatic impact of the Affordable Care Act and how the hospital’s diversity efforts in the workplace and the community…