Black Lives Matter Louisville Trying To Improve Community Health

LOUISVILLE — Outside a high-rise apartment building for seniors in Louisville’s West End, volunteer Harriett Rankin helped residents board a long white van to get their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Rankin has been with Black Lives Matter Louisville for about a year. She’s been to some protests downtown, many of which BLM Louisville […]

Black Patients Less Likely To Receive Diagnostic Imaging At Emergency Departments

https://cpa.ds.npr.org/s4780019/audio/2021/04/imaging-disparity4-mixdown.mp3 Black patients are less likely to receive diagnostic medical imaging during a hospital visit, studies show — and that might lead to a range of health disparities, experts say. X-rays, MRI exams and other imaging are among the first lines of defense in a hospital. If patients are not offered these services in a […]

Accessing Emergency Mental Health Care Often Challenging

INDIANAPOLIS — Late on April 15, Brandon Hole stepped out of his car at an Indianapolis FedEx facility. Armed with a rifle, he shot and killed four people outside before moving inside to kill four more. Then Hole, 19, turned the gun on himself. That night wasn’t Hole’s first interaction with police. In March 2020, […]