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Healthcare disparities refer to differences in access to or availability of facilities and services. Health status disparities refer to the variation in rates of disease occurrence and disabilities between socioeconomic and/or geographically defined population groups. [Both definitions are from the 2009 Medical Subject Headings (MeSH).]
The American Indian and Alaska Native Health portal (https://americanindianhealth.nlm.nih.gov) will be retired on December 16, 2019. Please visit the MedlinePlus American Indian and Alaska Native Health page for information about this topic. The Arctic Health portal moved to a new home on September 28, 2018. The University of Alaska Anchorage will continue to host and maintain the publications database at https://arctichealth.org/. Content from NLM-hosted Arctic Health has been moved to the new site and the search engine has been enhanced. Please bookmark https://arctichealth.org for Arctic Health. The current NLM site (https://arctichealth.nlm.nih.gov/) will no longer be available after December 16, 2019.
In its May/June 2021 issue, Health Security will be devoting an open access special feature to examining how systemic racism is manifested in the practice of health security in the United States and how it has affected preparedness for, responses to, and recovery from COVID-19. The journal seeks original analyses of methods, programs and program implementation, research efforts, and systems approaches addressing systemic racism in US health security and epidemic response policymaking and practice.
Proceedings from a March 2019 workshop to explore the broad and multidisciplinary nature of the population health workforce.
This brief looks at food insecurity among families with school-age children six months into the COVID-19 pandemic.
This brief defines the parameters of hate-based behavior and its threat to the health of the overall population and describes the toll it can take on the health of its victims—which include depression, posttraumatic stress, and substance misuse. Additionally, structural discrimination reveals economic, housing, and educational disparities sometimes for entire vulnerable communities.
The Los Angeles Department of Health's Housing for Health (HFH) division reflects the national movement for “housing first,” an approach that prioritizes providing individuals experiencing homelessness with housing, regardless of whether they are in treatment for their substance use, mental health, or physical health conditions (and, unlike most other housing programs outside this model, does not require sobriety as a condition of entry.) That view sees housing as necessary for the health of people experiencing homelessness. Additionally, HFH also embraces the philosophies of harm reduction, trauma-informed care, and, ultimately, “whatever it takes” to help individuals who are homeless.
This brief outlines how telemedicine is currently used in obstetrical care, how these services are financed and regulated, and reviews federal efforts to expand the use of telemedicine, particularly to address maternal health disparities.
The results of a tracking study from the KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor.
Brief identifies five strategies for the health care sector to help people address their health-related social needs and in turn narrow inequities in health and healthy life expectancy.
Toolbox is made up of tools that can guide foundation staff and partners in designing, managing and measuring the results and impact of gender intentional and gender transformative programs and investments.
The Salud America! Health Equity Report Card generates local housing, transit, healthcare, and other data so you can drive the healthy change your community needs most.
This calculator is designed to assist community-based organizations and their medical partners in creating mutually advantageous financial arrangements for funding the delivery of social services to high-need, high-cost (HNHC) populations, by calculating the return on investment (ROI) from integrating social services with medical care.
The Toolkit is a Web-based tool that provides hospitals, health systems, clinics, and health plans information and resources for systematically collecting race, ethnicity, and primary language data from patients.
A discussion of the data needs of the LGBTQ population, and a description of how the concepts of Federal Interagency Working Group on Measuring Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) are currently measured in U.S. Federal surveys
The report examines data collection and reporting systems relating to the collection of data on race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic position and offers recommendations.
This report expands on the earlier work of the National Academies to establish a more detailed picture of how to approach the measurement of healthcare disparities.
This working paper identifies any current survey measures of aspects of sexual orientation and gender identity where measurement error has been assessed and determines the nature and extent of such error. It also describes best practices based on these assessments to minimize measurement error in surveys.
An actuarial benchmark of health coverage for American Indians and Alaskan Natives that is equivalent to benefits in the Federal Employees Health Plan.
Data sources, examples of SOGI questions, and publications aimed at helping to develop better measure and methods for capturing information on the health of sexual and gender minority populations.
This section outlines the questions included in the National Health Interview Survey on Sexual Orientation.
This paper proposes a research agenda to address unresolved conceptual and methodological topics that currently impede survey measurement in collecting data for sexual and gender minority populations and the methodological issues in collecting such data.
The Well Being In the Nation (WIN) Measurement Framework offers a set of common measures to assess and improve population and community health and well-being across sectors. The framework is divided into three elements: core measures, leading indicators, and a full flexible set of measures.
An examination of the disparities faced by transgender people, this report provides detailed statistical information gleaned from a survey of 27,715 respondents from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and U.S. military bases overseas.
The American Cancer Society (ACS), the CDC, the NCI, and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) collaborate to provide annual updates on cancer occurrence and trends in the United States. This Annual Report highlights survival rates.
A statistical survey of bias against LGB physicians. Data was released in 1994.
The chartbook is part of a family of documents and tools that support the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report.
This report presents statistics from the survey covering households' food security, food expenditures, and use of food and nutrition assistance programs.
A timely, multidimensional view of poverty-related need based on Salvation Army and federal data on meal assistance, housing assistance, and more.
This website includes access to all reports from this series, as well as a data query section, which allows researchers to find data based on geographic, subject, and topic area.
Provides state-specific health care quality information, including strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement. The goal is to help state officials and their public- and private-sector partners better understand health care quality and disparities in their state.
Reports on the health of 59 community districts across New York City. They contain over 50 measures of neighborhood health, emphasizing that our health starts where we live, work and play. These reports highlight the disparities among neighborhoods
2014 and 2015 data from the National Health Interview Survey.
A report of national estimates for indicators of health-related behaviors, health status, health care service utilization, and health care access by sexual orientation using data from the 2013.
Results from a survey of 27,715 transgender people in the U.S. that looks at education, employment, family life, health, housing, and interaction with the criminal justice system.
The fourth edition of this statistical summary examines the major causes of morbidity and mortality among US women of color.
The Innovations Exchange offers health professionals and researchers the opportunity to share, learn about, and ultimately adopt evidence-based innovations and tools suitable for a range of health care settings and populations.
Links to data tools within CMS that focus on American Indians and Alaskan Natives.
The Annual Disability Statistics Compendium is a web-based tool that pools disability statistics published by various federal agencies together in one place. When working on legislative and other matters relating to persons with disabilities, the Compendium will make finding and using disability statistics easier.
Provides county-level GIS information on child health, education, and socioeconomic status, as well as health facilities and school-based health center locations.
This tool allows you to analyze data by race/ethnicity, compare data across states, metropolitan areas, counties, large cities, and large school districts, and compare policy indicators across states.
Ability to develop customized reports related to metropolitan areas.
Site provides an ecosystem to characterize health disparities to motivate action to reduce health disparities. Interactive graphics and maps provide visual support for deciding where to focus public health disparities control efforts.
Statistical software designed to generate multiple summary measures to evaluate and monitor health disparities (HD). HD*Calc was created as an extension of SEER*Stat that allows the user to import SEER Data or other population based health data such as National Health Interview Survey, California Health Interview Survey, Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey, and National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
The WHO Health Equity Monitor provides evidence on existing health inequalities and makes available tools and resources for health inequality monitoring.
Summaries of data collected through ASTHO's Health Equity-Minority Health Survey to assess health equity efforts in the U.S. states and territories.
A data and policy tool for the community leaders and policymakers who are working to build a new economy that is equitable, resilient, and prosperous. The Atlas provides extensive data about racial equity and inclusion to allow users to examine how well diverse groups can access the resources and opportunities they need to participate and prosper.
Tool allows for rankings of neighborhoods by socioeconomic status disadvantage in a region of interest (e.g. at the state or national level). It includes factors for the theoretical domains of income, education, employment, and housing quality. It can be used to inform health delivery and policy, especially for the most disadvantaged neighborhood groups.
PROGRESS can help the adaptation of research evidence by identifying factors that may affect how the disadvantaged groups in your population engage with the intervention being planned or the method of implementation.
An interactive tool which highlights promising community-driven approaches to advance health equity.
This calculator is designed to help community-based organizations and their health system partners plan sustainable financial arrangements to fund the delivery of social services to high-need, high-cost (HNHC) patients. HNHC patients, who account for a large share of overall health care spending, often have social needs, clinically complex conditions, cognitive or physical limitations, and/or behavioral health problems. Research shows that complex patients are likely to benefit from a holistic model of care that addresses the social determinants of health (SDOH) such as transportation, housing, and nutrition, in addition to medical needs.
This data tool was developed to help city officials, community organizations, and residents quickly assess spatial and demographic disparities in their cities.
Tool scores nearly 3,000 counties on approximately 80 indicators across 10 categories that drive health outcomes. Population health and equity are the most heavily weighted categories.
A listing of data and datasets related to health disparities.
HSRR is a searchable database of information about research datasets, instruments/indices and software employed in Health Services Research, the Behavioral and Social Sciences and Public Health. The database includes brief descriptions of research resources and links to PubMed.
As part of the Healthy People 2020 goals, statistical data and objectives are presented.
Online query system that allows you to access national and state data on the quality of, and access to, health care from scientifically credible measures and data sources. This is an interactive tool to explore data from the National Healthcare Quality & Disparities Reports.
Poverty data from the US Census Bureau.
County-specific report card that highlights health issues and provides data, policy solutions, research and stories to begin and support health changes for Latino children.
Clearinghouse is designed to help improve the understanding of sexual and gender minority health and disparities, and provide information on health care access, health-related risk behaviors, chronic health conditions, and use of preventive services. Use this Clearinghouse as a resource to find surveys that include questions about sexual identity, attraction, and behavior.
The Surveillance Research Program provides data and statistics, research and collaboration, and monographs on health disparities related to cancer.
A project that uses big data to measure differences in life expectancy by income across areas and identify strategies to improve health outcomes. Site provides access to documents, city ranking, and datasets.
This document was developed to help train front-line health care employees to provide affirming services to transgender and gender non-conforming patients at their organization.
This document provides suggestions for health care providers to assist LGBT patients in enrolling for health insurance.
A new toolkit is designed to assist Omega Psi Phi Fraternity chapters and partners in educating the community on depression and stress in African American men.
Sponsored by the NHLBI. Provides educational materials, resources, and strategies tailored to minority groups and health disparate populations, with a focus on preventing and reducing the incidence of heart disease and increasing overall health.
A toolkit designed to help minority organizations and communities start a conversation about the importance of diversity in clinical trials.
Toolkits to help institutions engage their academic and local communities in dialogue to identify actions individuals or institutions can take to move communities toward health and health care equity.
This document provides recommendations regarding the preparations that health centers can make for providing appropriate services to the LGBT community during disaster situations.
This independent study course discusses aspects of gender identity, gender discrimination and gender-related health disparities and how they impact clients. Participants will practice skills for assessing and treating gender-diverse clients who may be at risk for HIV or who have HIV.
A glossary of health terminology relevant to the LGBT community.
Provides guidance on how to create policy, systems, and environmental changes that will reduce obesity disparities and achieve health equity.
This interactive tool was designed to identify areas of disparities between subgroups of Medicare beneficiaries in outcomes, utilizations and spending. Search limits include year, county or state, age, condition, and gender.
The LAP contains information, in multiple languages, for six disease areas where major health disparities have been identified in non-English speaking populations. Disease areas currently include cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and more.
Asynchronous course is designed to teach public health professionals and librarians to use MedlinePlus, PubMed, and HSRProj to find reliable health information and data related to population health and Healthy People 2020.
These teaching modules include ready to use material aimed at improving clinical and population-based prevention skills for all health professions students. This curriculum is designed to be easily integrated into existing curricula.
This document includes terminology, data, case scenarios, and expert practices. It suggests ways in which staff member within health care organizations can implement changes to improve the experiences of patients with non-binary gender identities.
This guide has been developed to help health care staff provide an affirmative, inclusive, and respectful environment for all clients, with a focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.
Examples of CDC-sponsored initiatives that address health disparities with the goal of advancing health equity.
In this interactive learning tool, the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health Framework is explained in a practical way for multiple audiences. The tool can be used by both individuals and groups to better understand and use the framework in their practice to advance health equity.
The two-year fellowships at ARG provide research training in the study of alcohol and drug use and problems, and are oriented toward the pursuit of basic and applied socio-behavioral and epidemiological research. Research is focused on the study of the prevalence, distribution, etiology, and treatment of alcohol abuse, alcohol dependence, alcohol-related problems, drug use, and drug-related problems. Health disparities are a central theme of both the training program and ARG broadly.
The purpose of this initiative is to support research to design and implement effective interventions to enhance health advantages and reduce the health disparities among US immigrant populations.
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to support innovative research to understand factors uniquely associated with the immigration experience that contribute to health disparities or health advantages among U.S. immigrant populations.
The Center provides funding and on-site mentorship for Native masters and doctoral students in public health, medicine, and nursing at Johns Hopkins University. Scholarship support is based on availability of funding and may include support, in full or in part, for tuition, stipend, books and tutoring services.
The Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health program at GBHI is an opportunity to elevate your dedication and contributions to brain health. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to brain health and health care policy, as well as an ability to implement effective interventions in their home community and to become a regional leader in brain health.
Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity is a one-year global fellowship program based at the George Washington University Health Workforce Institute in Washington, DC to develop global leaders who understand the foundations of health inequity and have the knowledge, skills, and courage to build more equitable organizations and communities.
Describes National Cancer Institute training and career development opportunities available to diverse populations interested in pursuing cancer research careers in basic, clinical, prevention and population control sciences.
Funding for the development and management of community data hubs focused on SDOH/social need/social risk and health data sharing, integration and dissemination. This project will support staffing and technology infrastructure and resources to complete the following primary tasks: (1) identify communities for which data hubs will be built; (2) build community data hubs; (3) provide technical assistance for the data hubs; and (4) identify, access, assemble, house, analyze, and disseminate community-level SDOH/social need/social risk (e.g., housing, transportation, food insecurity and education) and health data for the two communities.
Culture of Health Leaders is a three-year leadership development opportunity for people working in every ﬁeld and profession who want to use their inﬂuence to advance health and equity.
The Disparities Leadership Program (DLP) is a year-long, hands-on executive education program focused exclusively on helping health care leaders achieve equity in quality. The program is designed to help participants translate the latest understanding disparities into realistic solutions that can be adopted within your organization. (The Disparities Solutions Center)
This funding opportunity announcement encourages collaborative teams to target gaps in methods and outcomes regarding research participant recruitment and retention. The primary outcome will be the development of a population of diverse community members ready to engage in NIA funded clinical research studies.
The NIH invites qualified health professionals to engage in contracts to participate research aimed at reducing health disparities for two years or more, to apply for participation in the extramural LRP.
The Office of Minority Health provides support to agencies and organizations in the public and private sectors to eliminate health disparities among racial and ethnic minority populations.
Grants to fund research to improve the health of lesbians and other sexual minority women, including a focus on health care inequalities, societal and domestic violence, reproductive health, and interventions for mental and physical health.
Program provides training at the postdoctoral level in interdisciplinary research that addresses disparities in health status and health outcomes among minority populations with an emphasis on maternal/child, adolescent and family health.
A program that provides training at the postdoctoral level in interdisciplinary research that addresses disparities in health status and health outcomes among minority populations with an emphasis on maternal/child, adolescent and family health.
As a core area of the Center for the Study of Asian American Health, HDRTP provides training, outreach, and research opportunities for students and health professionals to gain knowledge and skills to address Asian American health disparities.
A leadership development opportunity for second-year full-time doctoral students from underrepresented populations and/or disadvantaged backgrounds, those who want to apply their research to advance health and equity, and their innovation to help build a Culture of Health.
Comprising six bureaus and 12 offices, HRSA provides leadership and financial support to health care providers in every state and U.S. territory. HRSA grantees provide health care to uninsured people, people living with HIV/AIDS, and pregnant women, mothers and children. They train health professionals and improve systems of care in rural communities.
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to encourage innovative health services research that can directly and demonstrably contribute to the improvement of minority health and/or the reduction of health disparities at the health care system-level as well as within clinical settings.
The purpose of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Hispanic Grant Program is to implement Hispanic American health services research activities to meet the needs of diverse CMS beneficiary populations.
This Funding Opportunity Announcement solicits applications on health disparities and health services-related research focusing on: 1.) access to treatment; 2.) making treatment more appealing; 3.) costs; 4.) dissemination and implementation. All Applications are expected to emphasize health disparities in addition to the other four areas of focus mentioned abov
A three-year leadership development opportunity for teams of researchers and community partners to use the power of applied research-informing and supporting critical work being done in communities-to accelerate that work and advance health and equity.
Funding to support research on interventions to improve health in Native American (NA) populations. This includes 1) etiologic research, where there is a significant gap in knowledge, that will directly inform intervention development or adaptations, 2) research that develops, adapts, or tests the efficacy or effectiveness of health promotion and disease prevention interventions, 3) research that tests culturally informed treatment or recovery interventions and 4) where a sufficient body of knowledge on intervention efficacy exists, research on dissemination and implementation that develops and tests strategies to overcome barriers to the adoption, integration, scale-up, and sustainability of effective interventions.
The Foundation provides grant support in areas that include education for the care of underserved populations.
This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) seeks to support research that examines how health information technology adoption impacts minority health and health disparity populations in access to care, quality of care, patient engagement, and health outcomes.
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support investigative and collaborative research focused on understanding the long-term effects of natural and/or human-made disasters on health care systems serving health disparity populations in communities in the U.S., including the U.S. territories. NIH-designated health disparity populations include racial and ethnic minorities (Blacks/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Asians, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders), sexual and gender minorities, socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, and underserved rural populations.
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to promote research to understand the underlying mechanisms of sleep deficiencies among health disparity populations and how sleep deficiencies may lead to disparities in health outcomes.
The purpose of the initiative is to support multidisciplinary research to understand the underlying etiologic factors and mechanisms that contribute to population-level disparities in chronic liver diseases and liver cancer in the U.S.
NIMHD invites applications to support short-term exploratory or developmental research projects that have the potential to break new ground in the fields of minority health and/or health disparities or extend previous discoveries toward new directions or applications that can directly contribute to improving minority health and/or reducing health disparities.
Scholarships to assist health center staff to pursue their educational goals in health care and to contribute to the development of the Community Health Center workforce. Selection of recipients is based on demonstrated commitment to working in the agricultural worker community, choice of career path, and personal experience, with special recognition to those who have a family history as agricultural workers.
The objective of the NARCH initiative is to support biomedical research and career enhancement opportunities to meet health needs prioritized by American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. The NARCH initiative also supports research capacity building and the development of research infrastructure to enhance the biomedical research capabilities of AI/AN communities.
Funding from the Health Impact Project (a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts) to partner with grassroots community organizing groups on rapid-response health impacts research in support of an active issue campaign.
The Promise Neighborhoods program is a competitive grant program that strives to significantly improve the educational and developmental outcomes of children and youth in our most distressed communities, and to transform those communities.
This initiative encourages research that targets the reduction of health disparities among children.
The purpose of this NOFO is to conduct evaluation research to build an evidence base of innovative, community-based interventions across multiple domains of social determinants of health to reduce cancer-related health disparities.
Funding for administrative supplements to enhance the diversity of the research workforce by recruiting and supporting students, postdoctorates, and eligible investigators from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in health-related research.
Funding to support developmental/exploratory studies in preparation for health promotion, disease prevention, treatment, or treatment services research to improve health in Native American (NA) populations. Applications may include 1) etiologic research, where there is a significant gap in knowledge, that will directly inform intervention development or adaptations, 2) research to develop and pilot test new or adapted interventions for feasibility, acceptability, and scalability, 3) research to test the short-term efficacy of interventions, 4) where a sufficient body of knowledge on intervention efficacy exists, research on strategies to overcome barriers to the adoption, integration, scale-up, and sustainability of effective interventions.
The SAMHSA Minority Fellowship provides a one-year (2nd year optional) fellowship to psychiatry residents who are at the PG1 level or higher and are committed to addressing minority psychiatric mental health issues.
The purpose of this funding opportunity is to encourage research that will improve and increase the use of evidence-based interventions in end-of-life and palliative care (EOLPC) for American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) individuals with advanced illness and their families and communities.
This FOA is designed to support research focused on understanding and addressing disparities in surgical care and outcomes, in minority and health disparity populations.
This Fellowship is designed to prepare for physicians for leadership roles in formulating and promoting health policies and practices that improve the access to high quality care at the national, state, and/or local levels for the minority, disadvantaged, and most vulnerable populations.
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to invite applications on the influence and intersection of sex and gender in health and disease including: (1) research applications that examine sex and gender factors and their intersection in understanding health and disease; and (2) research that addresses one of the five objectives from Strategic Goal 1 of the new 2019-2023 Trans-NIH Strategic Plan.
The program is designed to prepare oral health leaders who will, over time, improve the capacity of the health care system to address the health needs of minority and disadvantaged populations.
A program designed for scientists and investigators who have not yet obtained R01 funding from the NIH or equivalent funding from another agency to conduct theory-driven, culturally specific social and behavioral HIV prevention research with diverse, underserved health disparate communities.
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support hypothesis-generating research in transgender people with the objective of characterizing the biological and immunological impact of the interventions (hormones, drugs and surgical) used for gender reassignment and their impact on susceptibility to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STI).
YHEMOP provides Health Equity Fellowships to undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students interested in a career in health. These fellowships provide hands on, "in the field" learning opportunities through short-term placements in diverse organizations or institutions that promote health equity and/or addresses health disparities.
This legislation prohibits discrimination on the basis of age in programs or activities receiving Federal financial assistance.
An overview and multi-year database from NCSL of state-level legislation regarding health disparities.
This final rule implements Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) (Section 1557). Section 1557 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in certain health programs and activities.
Outlines the prohibitions against discrimination, in facilities including health care establishments.
The law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in certain health programs or activities.
This legislation prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in programs and activities conducted by HUD or that receive financial assistance from HUD.
This legislation prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.
Systematic evidence review (SER) summarizes the state of the evidence on achieving health equity in preventive services by identifying the effects of impediments and barriers that can create disparities in prevention services, and the effectiveness of strategies and interventions to reduce health disparities in preventive services.
The All-In Cities Toolkit offers actionable strategies that advocates and policymakers can use to advance racial equity. Select a policy area below to view key strategies and policy tools. Each tool contains information on important policy considerations, who can implement it, and examples of where it is working.
The second report (from 2013) by CDC to examine disparities across a wide range of diseases, behavioral risk factors, environmental exposures, social determinants, and health-care access.
Provides access to several definitions and a link to NCI health disparities research.
Framework provides a common core of knowledge for clinical health professions about individual and population‐oriented prevention and health promotion efforts. The Framework can support inter-professional prevention education and practice and consists of four (4) components and 23 domains, with each domain including topic areas and illustrative examples.
This Issue Brief highlights the challenges the healthcare system faces as a result of disparities in care and summarizes initiatives at the national, regional, and local levels.
This document discusses the importance of collecting sexual orientation and gender identity data in EHRs.
This report identifies the major elements of effective solutions to local or community level aimed at advancing health equity and the key levers, policies, stakeholders, and other elements needed to be successful.
A free resource of publicly available data relevant to research and programs aiming to reduce health disparities by exploring the relationship between socioeconomic factors and the social determinants of health.
This report analyzes the key focus areas in data disaggregation to advance a culture of health and recommends changes and improvements to the conduct of research and data collection and to the government and corporate policies that define priorities and allocate resources.
A compilation of Kaiser Family Foundation reports and Web links on various aspects of minority health.
Resource helps policymakers, advocates, and enforcement officials explore (1) the equity implications of traditional public health enforcement tools, and (2) strategies to avoid unintended negative consequences when enforcing violations of the law. Equitable Enforcement to Achieve Health Equity also discusses best practices in design and development of enforcement provisions to help avoid inequitable impacts and promote community health.
This search tool allows access to journal article summaries, from 11 systematic reviews of the published health disparities literature.
A set of guidelines created to assist health care professionals in creating a bias free environment for the LGBT community.
The HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities outlines goals and actions the Department of Health and Human Services will take to reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities.
This collection of Preventing Chronic Disease articles places emphasis on the fact that public health cannot reduce chronic disease rates alone, and neither can health care. Instead, this collection features 16 articles that explore a wide array of new approaches for improving systems and addressing upstream causes, sharing early outcomes and identifying changes in workflows to ease implementation and promote sustainability of improvements.
Web-based training series for public health practitioners and advocates interested in policy advocacy, community change, and multi-sector engagement to achieve health equity.
The Healthy People 2010 Final Review presents a quantitative end-of-decade assessment of progress in achieving the Healthy People 2010 objectives and goals over the course of the decade.
Report provides a snapshot of objective progress toward meeting targets halfway through the 10-year initiative, providing a roadmap for the second half of the decade. This 820-page report provides detailed progress and health disparities data, as available, for over 1,200 objectives.
This series of documents present data on the uninsured, which reveal racial and ethnic disparities in health coverage.
This issue brief compares EU and US health policy decisions regarding health disparities.
Documents on the health status of American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Focuses exclusively on contemporary health care issues of low-income, under-represented, and other medically underserved communities. JHCPU is the official journal of the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved.
An open-access, refereed online journal that explores the dimensions of health disparities globally. The Journal invites submission of original manuscripts from researchers, public health, behavioral health, clinical and social science experts and practitioner that seek to continue the discussion of health disparities in order to eradicate them.
Held November 14, 2012, this workshop examined the health inequalities affecting Native American, Alaska Native, First Nation, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islander populations, and the ways in which culture could help reduce those disparities.
This report presents a plan designed to reduce health disparities through the use of the electronic health record.
This report review the methodology used for the Healthy People 2020 Midcourse review.
Catalog provides access to the nation's largest repository of information dedicated to the health of minority populations within the US and its territories. The collection includes over 60,000 documents, books, journal articles, reports, and media related to the health status of racial and ethnic minority populations. In addition, users can access consumer health materials in more than 40 languages.
Report provides an primer on community health centers, designed to serve as primary care providers in low-income, high minority, under-insured areas.
A glossary of key terms in the fields of health care quality, disparities reduction and quality improvement.
This toolkit is designed to work within the Building a Culture of Health program, and is aimed at the creation of messaging strategies that will encourage healthful behavior in young men of color.
Resources on health equity in the context of COVID-19.
Four policy briefs examine the social determinants of health among specific minority populations.
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) constitute a major global health challenge, hampering nations’ economic growth and sustainable development. The four major groups of NCDs - cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes - account for over 80% of all NCD related deaths and share the same four major risk factors: tobacco use, harmful use of alcohol, unhealthy diets, and physical inactivity. Recently, mental health and environmental determinants were also added to the NCD agenda. This collection issue of The British Medical Journal(BMJ) brings together a wide and diverse author group, to focus on key issues and suggest scalable solutions to accelerate the implementation of the high level commitments made in the three UN general assembly meetings.
This report explores the ways in which Medicaid policy might evolve to more actively foster a Culture of Health through both its direct role as a funder of health care and its broader role in helping support services and programs aimed at promoting prevention and population health.
The second in a series of five reports to ASPE, this document examines performance among providers erving socially at-risk populations and identifies methods to account for social risk factors in Medicare payment programs.
The results of a workshop held in June of 2014 to develop recommendations aiemd at increasing workforce diversity and inclusion in HSR.
This set of protocols assist healthcare workers in assisting transgender individuals with their health care, including issues such as hormonal treatment and surgery.
The results of an October 2014, which looked at community use of digital health technologies to improve health outcomes for racial and ethnic minority populations, and models that have resulted in strategies to reduce disparities.
A report from IOM investigates the possible causes for the lower life and health expectancy of U.S. citizens in relation to peer countries.
Congress, in 1999, requested an IOM study to assess the extent of disparities in the types and quality of health services received by U.S. racial and ethnic minorities and non-minorities; explore factors that may contribute to inequities in care; and recommend policies and practices to eliminate these inequities. This is the resulting report from the IOM study.
Aimed at health care organizations, this brief recommends strategies that can be used to effectively organize and interpret race, ethnicity, and language data to improve equity for their patients.
The collection includes the Women of Color Health Data Book (2015), as well as discrete statistical reports on Breast Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Diabetes Mellitus, and Cardiovascular Disease with data on race/ethnicity and disease.
A collaboration from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement to create health, wellbeing, and equity. Focus is on community health, multi-disciplinary collaboration, policy changes, peer-to-peer support, culture change, and creating environments good at both health and care.
A new forum designed to connect investigators and clinicians on issues related to research aimed at minimizing health disparities.
Links to AHRQ's minority health programs, reports, workshops, etc.
An HSR&D Center of Excellence whose mission is to reduce disparities and promote equity in health and health care among vulnerable groups of veterans and other populations.
CityHealth, an initiative of the de Beaumont Foundation, provides leaders with a package of evidence-based policy solutions that will help millions of people live longer, better lives in vibrant, prosperous communities.
This program plans, stimulates, disseminates, and supports research on the complex factors that influence disparities in mental health services, particularly across special population groups such as racial and ethnic groups, as well as women and children, and persons living in rural and frontier areas.
Priority areas, information, resources, outreach, and challenges to promote environmental justice and better health outcomes for vulnerable communities.
Features AAMC health equity initiatives and resources, including a Community Engagement Toolkit to promote Native American participation in All of Us, health equity programming, community health needs assessment resources, and presentations from a February 2017 workshop.
Management research to provide operational advice on improving quality, reducing costs and eliminating disparities. Link to toolkits, resources, and reports.
Links to current projects, events, and reports concerning minority health as well as information about the work IOM has done in the area of racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare.
The mission of the National Collaborative for Health Equity is to promote health equity by harnessing evidence, developing leaders, and catalyzing partnerships across the many different sectors that share responsibility for creating a more equitable and just society.
The mission of the National Partnership for Action is to mobilize and connect individuals and organizations across the country to create a Nation free of health disparities, with quality health outcomes for all people.
The mission of the National Partnership for Action is to mobilize and connect individuals and organizations across the country to create a Nation free of health disparities, with quality health outcomes for all people. The campaign, launched by the Office of Minority Health (OMH) focuses on health status and health outcomes among racial and ethnic minority populations.
An organization established by a federal grant from HHS, the Center provides training, technical assistance, and educational resources to and for the aging LGBT commmunity and organizations.
The Office of Behavioral Health Equity works to reduce mental health and substance use disparities and improve access to quality care.
The Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) coordinates CDC activities for White House and Departmental Initiatives aimed at improving the ability of educational institutions to serve racial and ethnic minorities and addressing the health and human service concerns of racial and ethnic minorities.
The mission of the Office of Minority Health (OMH) is to improve and protect the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will eliminate health disparities. Detailed information on cultural competency can be found on this site.
An extension of the 500 Cities Project, PLACES provides model-based population-level analysis and community estimates to all counties, places (incorporated and census designated places), census tracts, and ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) across the United States.
Initiative logs the lessons learned from a grant-funded community health project that improved the health of more than 20 million people in 94 communities across the United States over the last three years. Site includes a comprehensive report, toolkits, online training course, and other resources.
The Sexual and Gender Minority Research Office (SGMRO) coordinates sexual and gender minority (SGM)--related research and activities by working directly with the NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices.
This website provides information on the Annual Symposium on the Social Determinants of Health.
An interdisciplinary center for research, training, education, and policy development, focusing on national and international health issues. Their mission is to ensure access to quality, culturally competent medical and mental health care for traditionally underserved communities, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and those affected by HIV/AIDS.
The goals of the program are to improve the overall quality of health care delivered to low-income and minority Americans, and to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities. The program builds on efforts to improve quality of care overall in the United States, focusing on safety-net hospitals and ambulatory care providers serving large numbers of low-income and minority patients.
Lists links to resources for researchers of health disparities. Includes instruments and questionnaires, surveys, various studies, and links to health disparities reports.
A collection of AHRQ resources, toolkits, and learning modules for a variety of health care professionals.
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Tuesday, February 9, 2021; 3:00-5:00pm (ET) Registration is required.
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February 17-19, 2021; Seattle, WA.
February 22-24, 2021 - Virtual
March 2-4, 2021; Charlotte NC
March 17-20, 2021 - Virtual
May 25 - 27, 2021 - Virtual
June 3-5, 2021. Virtual
August 1-6, 2021; Reno, NV.
The May 2017 Public Health Ethics Forum, "Optimal Health for Her Whole Life," focused on a range of health issues and actions to improve the health of women and girls in the United States. Transcript, agenda, and more information can be found here.
Recording from a June 2017 panel on how organizations can work to advance health equality in a changing policy environment.
APHA is hosting this webinar series to give an in-depth look at racism as a driving force of the social determinants of health and equity. The series will explore efforts to address systems, policies and practices designed to limit and shape opportunities for people of color.
The conference is held annually in Chapel Hill, NC.
A series of webinars which examine cultural competence issues for the LGBT community.
Web seminars on disparities interventions, findings from important disparities research, and health policy updates regarding disparities reduction efforts.
This podcast from May 1, 2015 examines the effects of the ACA on ethnic and racial minorities, and their ability to obtain health insurance.
A series of lectures aimed at discussing how innovations in genomics research and technology can impact health disparities.
The April 25, 2011 program addressed the contents of the strategy and its timeline for implementation as well as its implications for providers. The panelists also discussed how the new strategy relates to other recently released HHS strategies including the National Strategy for Quality Improvement in Health Care, the National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy, the Healthy People 2020 initiative and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States. Panelists also consider what the strategy's role as it relates to health reform implementation.
This series of recordings, both recent and archived, reflect on issues covered in the journal
Archived cultural competence webinar series provides an overview of the health concerns and healthcare of LGBT people, to better create comprehensive systems of care that support positive outcomes and experiences for LGBT people. (GLMA)
An online training course for the public health workforce focused on different aspects of social justice as it relates to public health.
This publication presents the results of a workshop, held December 5, 2013 held by the IOM Roundtable on Population Health Improvement and the Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities.