Last Updated: Aug 1, 2016
Each year since 2003, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has reported on progress and opportunities for improving health care quality and reducing health care disparities. As mandated by the U.S. Congress, the National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) focuses on “national trends in the quality of health care provided to the American people” (42 U.S.C. 299b-2(b)(2)) while the National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR) focuses on “prevailing disparities in health care delivery as it relates to racial factors and socioeconomic factors in priority populations” (42 U.S.C. 299a-1(a)(6)). -Highlights From the 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports
- American Medical Association
Recent studies have shown that despite the steady improvements in the overall health of the United States, racial and ethnic minorities experience a lower quality of health services and are less likely to receive routine medical procedures and have higher rates of morbidity and mortality than non-minorities. Disparities in health care exist even when controlling for gender, condition, age and socio-economic status.
- American Psychological Association
Fact Sheet: Health Disparities
- Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC)
What is Health Equity?
- Commission to End Health Care Disparities (CEHCD)
Established in 2004 by the American Medical Association and the National Medical Association, and with the National Hispanic Medical Association joining soon thereafter, the Commission to End Health Care Disparities (CEHCD) was formed to address disparities in health care and in response to the Institute of Medicine's report "Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care".
Critical MASS for eliminating health disparities seeks to be a catalyst for the mobilization of a sustainable, statewide effort to accelerate the elimination of racial and ethnic health disparities in Massachusetts. We must educate consumers and communities about health disparities.
- Fox Case Cancer Center: The Office of Health Communications and Health Disparities
Health Disparities Defined
- Google Scholar
Search term: Health Disparity
- Health Disparities Council
The Health Disparities Council announced ... a comprehensive framework which will assist the Council in planning, implementing, and evaluating its work to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities.
- Health Services Research Information Central
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 National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine: Health and Medicince Division
Search "Health Disparity"
- Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions
- MCH Library
Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Knowledge Path: This knowledge path directs readers to a selection of current, high-quality resources about preventing, identifying, and eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in health.
- National Association of County and City Health Officials
NACCHO: Health Equity and Social Justice
- National Conference of State Legislature
Disparities in Health
- News - Medical net
Health Disparities - What are Health Disparities?
- North Central Massachusetts Minority Coalition
Uniting people for the common good: The Boston Public Health Commission’s REACH US Center of Excellence in the Elimination of Health Disparities (CEED) is pleased to announce that The North Central Massachusetts Minority Coalition has been chosen as one of our New England Legacy Projects.
- Public Health Reports
What Are Health Disparities and Health Equity? We Need to Be Clear
- Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care
Racial and ethnic disparities in health care are known to reflect access to care and other issues that arise from differing socioeconomic conditions. There is, however, increasing evidence that even after such differences are accounted for, race and ethnicity remain significant predictors of the quality of health care received.
- World Health Organization
Social determinants of health: Key concepts
- REACH U.S.
Boston Public Health Commission: Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health Across the U.S. (REACH U.S.): A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) program
- Anthropology Plus
Search term 'Health Disparities'
Results of search for 'health disparities' from UMass Amherst Library database Anthrosource
- PubMed abstract
Health disparities and health equity: concepts and measurement.
- PubMed Central
Toward a Fourth Generation of Disparities Research to Achieve Health Equity
- PubMed Central
Health disparities among highly vulnerable populations in the United States: a call to action for medical and oral health care
- PubMed Central
Search term "Health Disparities"
- Transforming Anthropology
Diversifying the dialog post-Katrina - Race, Place, and Displacement in New Orleans, U.S.A.
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