Category Archives: Health Care Disparities: The Evidence of Disparities

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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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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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: The State of Racial Inequalities in Health

On December 5, 2014, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) held a forum on “Disparities, Resilience, and Building a Culture of Health” and published this paper on the state of racial inequalities in health authored by Thomas LeVeist, director of the Center … Continue reading

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California Department of Public Health: Portrait of Promise – California Statewide Plan to Promote Health and Mental Health Equity

The California Department of Public Health’s Office of Health Equity has released its statewide plan to promote health and mental health equity.  The plan is the first demographic report and statewide strategic plan from the OHE since it was established in 2012. … Continue reading

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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: 2014 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report

This 2014 report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality consolidates the annual National Healthcare Quality Report and National Healthcare Disparities Report. These reports to Congress are mandated by the Healthcare Research and Quality Act of 1999 (P.L. 106-129).  The consolidated report highlights … Continue reading

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare Health Outcomes Survey Data from Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

This data brief from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of Minority Health reports data from Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders from the Medicare Health Outcomes Survey (HOS).  The Medicare HOS provides longitudinal self-assessed health status data … Continue reading

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: Behavioral Health Equity Barometer, United States 2014

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has published this comprehensive report on behavioral health equity in the United States.  The report focused on differences based on health insurance and by race and ethnicity.  The report is based on … Continue reading

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National Institutes of Health: Response to Institute of Medicine Report on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued this comprehensive response to the findings and recommendations of the 2011 Institute of Medicine’s report, The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: A Foundation for Better Understanding. NIH Director Dr. … Continue reading

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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: 2011 National Healthcare Disparities Report

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has issued the 2011 National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR).  As in 2010, AHRQ has integrated findings from the 2011 National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) and 2011 NHDR to produce a single summary … Continue reading

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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: 2011 National Healthcare Quality Report

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has issued the 2011 National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR). Four themes from the 2011 NHQR and its companion National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR) emphasize the need to accelerate progress if the Nation is to … Continue reading

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