FrontCover_0815.jpgOctober 2015 | Volume 98 | Issue 10

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Table of Contents


ON THE COVER

Equity Rx
Physicians confront the state’s serious disparities in order to promote the
best health for all.
BY GAYLE GOLDEN


FEATURE

Toward more equitable research
A Mayo Clinic team is digging deep to improve African-American women’s participation in
clinical studies.
BY JEANNE METTNER


CLINICAL AND HEALTH AFFAIRS

The Clinician’s Role in Addressing Disparities in Tobacco Use
BY ANN W. ST. CLAIRE, MPH, AND RAYMOND G. BOYLE, PHD, MPH

Addressing MMR Vaccine Resistance in Minnesota’s Somali Community
BY LYNN BAHTA, RN, PHN, AND ASLI ASHKIR, RN, PHN, MPH

The Unequal Burden of Suicide among Minnesotans: Three Strategies for Prevention
BY NATE WRIGHT, MPH, JON ROESLER, MS,
AND MELISSA HEINEN, BSN, MPH

Health Disparities between Rural and Urban Women in Minnesota
BY KIM TJADEN, MD


EDITOR'S NOTE

Beneath the surface
Equity in the exam room means treating each patient as if they were your most important patient, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity or personal appearance.
BY CHARLES R. MEYER, M.D.


SHORT TAKES


THE PHYSICIAN ADVOCATE

The MMA's monthly report on policy, people and politics


PERSPECTIVE

Tools of the trade
When listening is the best medicine
BY PRERANA M. BHATIA

The scariest moment
After witnessing a code blue, a medical student wonders, “What if?”
BY MIKE ROSE


COMMENTARY

We need a Triple Aim for Health Equity
Our thinking about health, policy-making and the capacity of local communities must change if we are to address the wide health disparities in our state.
BY EDWARD P. EHLINGER, MD, MSPH


END NOTE

Flight
A POEM BY ANDREA WESTBY, MD