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This Viewpoint supports SDGs 3 and 16 by highlighting how mass incarceration contributes to structural racism and discussing how this exacerbates health inequalities. The authors focus on the COVID-19 pandemic as an example.
The ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has highlighted the need for individuals to have easy access to healthcare facilities for treatment as well as vaccinations. The surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations during 2020 also underscored the fact that accessibility to nearby hospitals for testing, treatment and vaccination sites is crucial for patients with fever or respiratory symptoms. Although necessary, quantifying healthcare access is challenging as it depends on a complex interaction between underlying socioeconomic and physical factors.
This book chapter advances SDG #3 and #10 by presenting drug delivery systems based on nanotechnology to treat Alzheimer’s disease.
This book chapter advances SDG #3 and #10 by highlighting a few newly updated nano drug delivery technologies implemented in Alzheimer’s disease therapies and prospects for the future regarding potential molecular mechanisms of nano drug delivery methods
Average age at death is younger for intellectual and developmental disabled adults. This disparity is more pronounced among all racial-ethnic minorities. Racial-ethnic inequities are most severe among adults with cerebral palsy.

Urban Governance, 2022,


The paper presents policy responses to the pandemic that illustrate how the crisis has opened opportunities for initiating changes that can lead to a more just food system.
Mental health condition diagnoses were associated with other underlying chronic health conditions and a modestly increased risk of a range of adverse outcomes. The findings suggested that mental health conditions are an important risk factor in adverse maternal outcomes.
Background: Among patients with type 2 diabetes, minority racial/ethnic groups have a higher burden of cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, and hypoglycaemia. These groups may especially benefit from newer diabetes medication classes, but high cost may limit access. We examined the association of race/ethnicity with the initiation of newer diabetes medications (GLP-1 receptor agonists, DPP-4 inhibitors, SGLT-2 inhibitors).
This paper examines a Native Hawaiian led effort to redress the removal of Indigenous Peoples from ancestral lands. This demonstration provides an important example of how biocultural strategies can achieve landscape restoration in Hawaiʻi. We outline how the Pu‘uwa‘awa‘a Community-Based Subsistence Forest Area is approaching common dryland restoration goals.

International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, Volume 112, 1 February 2022

Looks at disparities in access to healthcare among Indigenous people.