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02 March 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Developing Multilingual Prescription Instructions for Patients with Limited English Proficiency

This article published in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and the Underserved describes the development of a set of patient-centered prescription medication instructions and their translation into Chinese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Challenges and lessons learned from this process are reported to inform future efforts to develop easy-to-understand, multilingual materials for […]

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09 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Awareness Of Racial And Ethnic Health Disparities Has Improved Only Modestly Over A Decade

From 1999 to 2010, the awareness of the racial and ethnic disparities that disproportionately affect African Americans and Hispanics or Latinos has increased with only four percent, from 55% to 59 % . The authors found that awareness about health disparities remains limited in the general population and is even more limited among racial and […]

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06 October 2011 ~ 0 Comments

How Health Care Organizations Are Using Data on Patients’ Race and Ethnicity to Improve Quality of Care

The authors studied how hospitals, health plans and community health centers collect patient data on race and ethnicity and how that information is used for quality improvement purposes.

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14 July 2011 ~ 0 Comments

The Twin Epidemics of Poverty and Diabetes: Understanding Diabetes Disparities in a Low-Income Latino and Immigrant Neighborhood

Through a combination of mixed research methods, which included surveys and focus groups, the authors examine the social determinants of health that impact the high risk and prevalence of type 2 diabetes in low income Latino immigrants in the United States. In you are interested in the topic, please see the link below: Claudia Chaufan […]

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14 July 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in tobacco use-related surveillance and epidemiological research.

The authors of this study, published in the Journal of LGBT Health Research, recommned that all research on tobacco use should incorporate information about sexual orientation and gender identity.The article is also a great review of the research related to smoking in the LGBT population and the complex reasons that make this population have a […]

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14 July 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Can Health Care Information Technology Save Babies?

Researchers at the University of Virginia and The Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that by increasing basic electronic medical records (EMRs)  adoption by 10 %, hospitals would contribute at reducing the neonatal mortality by 16 deaths per 100,000 live births. The study goes on to show that implementation of HIT technology might help some population […]

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16 June 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Auditing Access to Specialty Care for Children with Public Insurance

The authors find great disparities in access to health care services between children with private medical insurance and children on Medicaid and/or CHIP. The study looks at various specialty clinics and found that specialty providers are less likely to see and treat children with Medicaid that children on private insurance. Please see the study at […]

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16 June 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Advancing Health Care Equity through Improved Data Collection

The authors discuss the importance of appropriate data collection and its impact on”monitoring, identifying, and targeting the underlying causes” of racial and ethnic disparities. The perspective essay is available at the following link: Advancing Health Care Equity through Improved Data Collection Joel S. Weissman, Ph.D., and Romana Hasnain-Wynia, Ph.D. New England  Journal of  Medicine 2011; […]

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27 May 2011 ~ 0 Comments

The Social Determinants of Health: Coming of Age

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03 May 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Despite Improved Quality Of Care In The Veterans Affairs Health System, Racial Disparity Persists For Important Clinical Outcomes

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