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 Health Disparities/Inequalities/Equity

The most concise and accessible definition of health disparities/inequalities/equity was articulated by Dame Margaret McRae Whitehead DBE in the early 1990s as differences in health that “are not only unnecessary and avoidable but, in addition, are considered unfair and unjust.” 

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
    Advancing Excellence in Healthcare
  • AHRQ State Snapshots
    The State Snapshots provide state-specific health care quality information, including strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement. The goal is to help state officials and their public- and private-sector partners better understand health care quality and disparities in their state
  • Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project
    Using Report Cards to Measure Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities: State Experience
  • 2015 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report and 5th Anniversary Update on the National Quality Strategy
    Each year since 2003, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has produced the National Healthcare Quality Report and the National Healthcare Disparities Report. These reports to Congress are mandated in the Healthcare Research and Quality Act of 1999 (P.L. 106-129). Beginning with the 2014 reports, findings on health care quality and health care disparities are integrated into a single document. For the first time, this year’s National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report and National Quality Strategy Update is a joint effort addressing the progress made against the National Quality Strategy (NQS) priorities at the 5-year anniversary of the Strategy.
  • EPC Evidence-based Reports
    The EPCs review all relevant scientific literature on clinical, behavioral, and organization and financing topics to produce evidence reports, technical reviews (covering nonclinical methodological topics), and technology assessments.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Institutes of Health National Library of Medicine

National Institutes of Health

U.S. Government entities Web Resources

Additional Resources

Articles and abstracts

  • Anthropology Plus
    Search term 'Health Disparities'
  • Anthrosource
    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.
  • Nature Genetics
    What we do and don't know about 'race', 'ethnicity', genetics and health at the dawn of the genome era

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