June 2020
CHAS eNews
POLICY BRIEFS
Scarce Resource Allocation Scores Threaten to Exacerbate Racial Disparities in Healthcare
The COVID-19 pandemic has provoked fears of medical resource shortages, and as a result a variety of scarce resource allocation algorithms have been developed at the hospital, state, and national levels. The issue is that algorithms assumed to be unbiased have unintentionally perpetuated racial biases. With the significant uncertainty that continues about the potential course of the pandemic, and concerns regarding a “second surge”, it is important to evaluate the potential for these rules to propagate racial bias, and prevent this if possible. CHAS Fellow and Associate Professor of Medicine at UChicago Medicine, Monica Peek, MD, MPH , William Miller, MD (UChicago Medicine) and William Parker, MD (UChicago Medicine) analyzed how scarce resource allocation scores threaten to exacerbate racial disparities in healthcare and present recommendations on fairer allocation of resources.

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Black Women's PrEp Knowledge, Attitudes, Preferences and Experiences in Chicago
Black women in Chicago are disproportionately affected by HIV, but few are on PrEP. CHAS Fellow and SSA Associate Professor, Alida Bouris, PhD and colleagues report the results of a mixed methods study of knowledge, attitudes, experience, and preferences for PrEP among cis-gender women in Chicago.
D espite significant PrEP work in Chicago, only 29% of women in their study had heard of PrEP. However PrEP attitudes among these women were positive, and once made aware of PrEP, one third considered starting in the near future. Translating these results into interventions which reflect women’s preferences and barriers are critical to increase PrEP uptake by cisgender women in Chicago.
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Invisible Visits: Black Middle-Class Women in the American Healthcare System
Dr. Tina Sacks, AM, PhD Assistant Professor
School of Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley
The importance of community asset mapping, medical integration with social sciences, and youth involvement
Dr. Stacy Lindau, PhD
Professor, Depart of Medicine and CIO/Founder of   NowPow
Author of The Deepest Well, CEO/Founder of the   Center for Youth Wellness   and the 1st and current Surgeon General of California.
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HDSI launched the COVID-19 Innovation Challenge to help better serve the needs of our patients, providers and community during this healthcare crisis, The program’s aim is to support ideas and specific healthcare delivery requests that respond to the quickly changing healthcare landscape.

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