Category Archives: Health Care Disparities: Effective Interventions

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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Resources to Advance Patient-Centeredness and Health Equity

I have compiled key publications and resources on some current topics in health care policy.  Below are descriptions of the key topic areas, which also can be accessed using the menu on the right side of this page. Health Care … Continue reading

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Center for Studying Health System Change Issue Brief: Physician Efforts to Reduce Disparities

This issue brief from the Center for Studying Health System Change describes the modest activities by physicians to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities and calls for more engagement by physicians to address these issues.   Link to Original Source

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American Hospital Association: Eliminating Disparities

This issue brief from the American Hospital Association highlights the work of its Special Advisory Group on Improving Care for Minority Populations and provides case examples of hospitals implementing successful interventions to address health care disparities.   Additional resources and … Continue reading

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Disparities Solutions Center: A Guide for Hospital Leaders

This resource guide from the Disparities Solution Center is designed for hospital leaders to implement activities to improve health care quality and reduce health care disparities.  Link to Original Source

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National Health Plan Collaborative: Toolkit on Reducing Disparities

This national collaborative of twelve of the largest health plans in the U.S. worked together to develop tools and strategies to reduce health care disparities.  With primary funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the collaborative developed tools to collect … Continue reading

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Center for Health Care Strategies: Issue Brief on Racial and Ethnic Health Care Disparities

This issue brief from the Center for Health Care Strategies from 2007 describes emerging national and state activities to address racial and ethnic health care disparities.   Link to Original Source

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Center for Health Care Strategies: Toolkit for Reducing Racial and Ethnic Health Care Disparities for Medicaid Managed Care Plans

This toolkit from the Center for Health Care Strategies provides tools to address racial and ethnic disparities in health care focused on Medicaid managed care plans. Link to Original Source

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Center for Health Care Strategies: Five Levers to Support Quality Improvement and Disparities Reduction in Medicaid Practices

The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) has been supporting quality improvement and disparities reduction in physician practices and community health centers which rely heavily on Medicaid funding.  CHCS has identified these practice sites as “high volume, high opportunity” sites … Continue reading

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