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UC Davis Health’s new telehealth program aims to address disparities in postpartum care for Black patients and improve maternal outcomes. Bridging the Gap in Postpartum Care Black patients at UC Davis Health and across the nation face significant disparities in postpartum care.  These inequities, particularly during the six-week period after birth, contribute to an increased risk of complications and even death for Black people who give birth.  To tackle this issue, UC Davis Health has launched a new telehealth program aimed at reducing these disparities and improving maternal outcomes for

This week, a systematic review of 28 studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association found that telehealth-delivered interventions for patients of color were most effective in treating and managing many conditions. The study, led by researchers from Monash University in Victoria, Australia, focused on examining telehealth’s effectiveness for non-Indigenous patients of color.   Telehealth was and still is being used extensively during the pandemic as some hospitals remain open primarily for urgent care patients. Researchers in the study wrote: “Findings from this systematic review indicate that telehealth for mental