Wage gaps based on gender persist across the healthcare field — especially among physicians and other advanced practitioners

The healthcare sector has long been dominated by women — who currently perform 77% of healthcare jobs nationally — but gender wage gaps have remained a stubborn and persistent issue. A new study from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health (SPH) examines data gathered between 2003 and 2021 to see how the gender wage gap within various healthcare fields has changed over the last two decades.

School of Public Health receives grant to encourage local, immigrant-owned nail salons and their suppliers to use more environmentally friendly products

SPH Associate Professors Trân Huỳnh and  Susan Arnold received funding from the Environmental Protection Agency for a project to help immigrant-owned nail salon businesses and their suppliers use safer, more environmentally friendly products and adopt other pollution prevention practices.

Peer counseling programs positively impacted rates of breastfeeding among rural WIC participants

A new study from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health is the first of its kind to assess whether Minnesota’s peer breastfeeding support program directly causes increases in breastfeeding and by how much.

New study provides insight into cannabis use in Minnesota prior to legalization

SPH study finds that Minnesota’s pre-legalization use of cannabis, addiction rates, and instances of driving under the influence of cannabis were similar to national averages

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