Category Archives: Health Care Disparities: Effective Interventions

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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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Guide to Preventing Readmissions Among Racially and Ethnically Diverse Medicare Beneficiaries

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health has published this Guide to Preventing Readmissions Among Racially and Ethnically Diverse Medicare Beneficiaries.  Racial and ethnic minority populations are more likely than their white counterparts to be readmitted within … Continue reading

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Health Research and Education Trust: Diversity in Health Care

The Health Research and Education Trust of the American Hospital Association has published these six case studies describing how hospitals and health systems have implemented principles of diversity and inclusion at their health care organizations.  The health care organizations profiled … Continue reading

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Quality Field Notes – Resource Guide on Equity

This resource guide on health care equity from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation includes references for tools to support race, ethnicity, and language data collection, tools to reduce disparities, and national and state reports on health care disparities. Link to … Continue reading

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Quality Field Notes – Issue Brief on Equity

This issue brief on equity from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation describes efforts by its Aligning Forces for Quality program sites to reduce disparities in the quality of care for racial and ethnic minorities. Many of the activities described focus … Continue reading

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Mathematica Policy Research: Reducing Health Care Disparities – Where Are We Now?

This issue brief from Mathematica Policy Research examines current progress on reducing health care disparities, based on a literature search and key informant interviews with eight national researchers, policymakers, and stakeholders. The issue brief was funded by the Robert Wood … Continue reading

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Office of Minority Health and Hogg Foundation for Mental Health: Eliminating Disparities through the Integration of Behavioral Health and Primary Care

This literature review from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health and the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health is a comprehensive resource on how the integration of behavioral health and primary care services for racial and … Continue reading

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Aligning Forces for Quality: Advancing Primary Care for Racially and Ethnically Diverse and Medicaid Patients

This issue brief from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) program highlights lessons learned from efforts to support primary care delivery redesign in practices serving racially and ethnically diverse and Medicaid patients.  The issue brief was … Continue reading

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RWJF – Health Affairs Policy Brief: Achieving Equity in Health

This policy brief from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Health Affairs highlights how disparities in health and health care continue to persist and examines interventions to achieve equity in health, including expanding access to health insurance coverage; diversifying the … Continue reading

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Health Affairs: Agenda for Fighting Disparities

The October 2011 issue of Health Affairs is focused on issues of health and health care disparities.  Here are the articles in the issue, supported by the Aetna Foundation: Susan Dentzer. A Nation At Risk For Wider Health Disparities. Health … Continue reading

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