Diversity and inclusion

Background: Many states in the United States (US) have introduced barriers to impede voting among individuals from socio-economically disadvantaged groups. This may reduce representation thereby decreasing access to lifesaving goods, such as health insurance. Methods: We used cross-sectional data from 242,727 adults in the 50 states and District of Columbia participating in the US 2017 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). To quantify access to voting, the Cost of Voting Index (COVI), a global measure of barriers to voting within a state during a US election was used.
A diagram of the authors' 3-layer Internet of Things architecture.
Monitoring the thermal comfort of building occupants is crucial for ensuring sustainable and efficient energy consumption in residential buildings. Existing studies have addressed the monitoring of thermal comfort through questionnaires and activities involving occupants. However, few studies have considered disabled people in the monitoring of thermal comfort, despite the potential for impairments to present thermal requirements that are significantly different from those of an occupant without a disability.
As careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) continue to grow, so has attention to Algebra 1 enrollment timing that serves as a critical predictor of STEM success. The present study adds to the literature by examining if Algebra 1 enrollment timing from 8th to 9th grade is related to sense of belonging in math, and whether this association changes as a function of the students’ perceived school and math race/ethnic context.
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Braddom's Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Sixth Edition) 2021, Pages 74-88.e2

This book chapter advances SDG3 Good Health and Wellbeing and SDG10 Reducing Inequalities by focusing on the minimization of impairments and the disabling consequences of disease.
This book chapter advances SDG3 Good Health and Wellbeing and SDG10 Reducing Inequalities by focusing on the physically impaired who are unable to move about or carry out their day-to-day tasks independently in light of a new system with features that ensures a smooth and easy transition to a substantially improved quality of life.
This module advances SDG3 Good Health and Wellbeing and SDG 10 Reducing Inequalities by providing an overview of the issues in assessment of achievement and specific learning disability.
Within many countries, the policies of disability and old age have been developing on distinct paths. Even though the prevalence of disability is higher in older populations, older persons tend to be excluded from disability discourses. Taking Finland's disability service legislation reform as an example, this article elaborates on the justifications for excluding or including older persons from disability policies.
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The Neurobiology of Aging and Alzheimer Disease in Down Syndrome, 2022, Pages 251-272

The neurological contributions to the consensus diagnosis for the presence of dementia in DS rest on characterization of the nature, magnitude, and the course of cognitive decline. The goal of SDG target 3.8 is to achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all
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Trends in Molecular Medicine, Volume 27, September 2021

Race-based assumptions in biomedical journal articles.
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The Lancet Public Health, Volume 6, September 2021

This Comment supports SDGs 3 and 10 by discussing the UK's reliance on digital technologies during the COVID-19 pandemic. Although a digital-first policy aims to reduce health inequalities, challenges such as low usage of the internet and low uptake of digital COVID-19 technologies among older, minority ethnic groups, could mean that the strategy instead reinforces the unequal effects of COVID-19.

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