Category Archives: Health Care Disparities

A Continuing National Challenge

There is now overwhelming, irrefutable evidence of health care disparities in the U.S. Fortunately, many health care organizations have recognized the persistence of health care disparities and have begun to develop and implement interventions to reduce those disparities.

National Quality Forum: Roadmap for Promoting Health Equity and Eliminating Disparities

The National Quality Forum (NQF) has issued a Roadmap for Promoting Health Equity and Eliminating Disparities. Despite overall improvements in public health and medicine, disparities in health and healthcare persist. Disparities are differences caused by inequities that are linked to … Continue reading

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Oregon Health Authority Transformation Center: Opportunities for Oregon’s Coordinated Care Organizations to Advance Health Equity

This report summarizes the work to date and identifies future opportunities for Oregon’s Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) to advance health equity as part of their health system transformation activities. CCOs are obligated to identify and pursue opportunities to advance health … Continue reading

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National Quality Forum: Request for Comments on Draft Report on Healthcare Disparities Measurement

The National Quality Forum (NQF) has released a draft report, A Roadmap to Reduce Health and Healthcare Disparities through Measurement. The report was developed by NQF Standing Committee on Disparities, and was funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid … Continue reading

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Office for Minority Health: Compendium of State-Level Activities and Legislation on National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) has published a compendium of state-sponsored activities and an interactive map listing state legislative activities implementing its National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS). … Continue reading

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Mapping Medicare Disparities

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health has published an interactive Mapping Medicare Disparities tool.  Chronic diseases, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, pose a significant problem in the United States, and disproportionately affect racial and ethnic … Continue reading

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: Ensuring the Well-Being of Boys and Young Men of Color

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has published several resources to prevent substance use and misuse among boys and young men of color. The first tool reviews the literature and identifies (1) factors that have been shown to either protect boys and … Continue reading

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California Pan-Ethnic Health Network: Taking a Bite of Oral Health Inequities

This issue brief from the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network describes inequities in oral health for racial and ethnic populations, and makes recommendations to reduce those disparities. Poverty, food insecurity, lack of access to healthier food, and lack of access to … Continue reading

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Institute of Medicine: Achieving Health Equity via the Affordable Care Act

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities has published a summary of a 2013 workshop on achieving health equity via the Affordable Care Act. Here is the agenda for the workshop: … Continue reading

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Institute of Medicine: Framing the Dialogue on Race and Ethnicity to Advance Health Equity

The Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Population Health Improvement, in coordination with the Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities, conducted a workshop on February 4, 2016 on framing the dialogue on race and ethnicity … Continue reading

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Stanford Social Innovation Review and Grantmakers in Health: Innovations in Health Equity

The Stanford Social Innovation Review and Grantmakers in Health have published this special supplement on health equity. Articles include discussions of the role of health philanthropy in addressing equity; the role of community organizers in advancing health equity; promoting health … Continue reading

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