Create a free Diverse: Issues In Higher Education account to continue reading

Cleveland Clinic doctor expands his work with Minority Men’s Health Center, health fair

CLEVELAND – Dr. Charles Modlin Jr. is determined to put an end to health disparities.

It’s a problem that goes much deeper than, for example, the five-year difference in life expectancy for white versus black males.

Disparities in care and treatment in the United States could end up costing as much as $337 billion over the next decade, according to a cost analysis published in 2009 by the Urban Institute, which conducts economic and social-policy research.

That money is being used to pay for hospital stays, drugs and other treatments that are a result of poorly managed chronic diseases and conditions that are not tended to until advanced stages.

“Health disparities are a real phenomenon,” says Modlin, director of the Minority Men’s Health Center at the Cleveland Clinic.

Read more

The trusted source for all job seekers
We have an extensive variety of listings for both academic and non-academic positions at postsecondary institutions.
Read More
The trusted source for all job seekers