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20 July 2012 ~ 0 Comments

A new roadmap to train America’s health care workforce

America is ever evolving, becoming increasingly more multicultural, multiracial, and multilingual. Thus preparing America’s health care workforce to effectively communicate, facilitate and treat a diverse range of patients will go far in improving health care outcomes and reducing health disparities. To this end, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the Association of Schools […]

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01 March 2012 ~ 0 Comments

New Effective Patient-Centered Health Care Resources from AHRQ

Trying to make more informed decisions about health care for your family, yourself or your patients? The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released new materials on effective, patient-centered health care to help. Overview of AHRQ Effective Health Care Program AHRQ consumer guides AHRQ consumer and clinician guides AHRQ tools and resources (including continuing […]

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05 August 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Building Health Equity in the Kansas City Region

MOHEC has just announced a new community meeting for the Kansas City region. Join MOHEC on December 7th for “Building Health Equity in the Kansas City Region,” at the Kauffman Conference Center in Kansas City.  Sharing the results from its 2011 research project with newcomer populations, the MOHEC team and featured speakers will share and […]

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12 May 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Closing The Gap: Increasing Access and Equity

The International Council of Nurses, a a federation of more than 130 national nurses associations, has released the Closing the gap:Increasing Access and Equity toolkit. The document looks at gaps in the health status and life expectancy between different populations. It also looks at the importance of the social determinants of health and the role […]

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03 May 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Slides and charts on health disparities

It’s one thing to talk about health disparities and quite another to see them at work. Now health equity advocates can download and use charts and other slides from Unnatural Causes, the acclaimed documentary series broadcast by PBS and being used by countless organizations and groups across the country. Learn more…

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03 May 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Join the Health Equity List Serv

The MU Center for Health Policy maintains a list serv devoted to health equity issues. List serv members can share news, research and information about events. Sign up today!

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19 April 2011 ~ 0 Comments

HHS’ Action Plan to Reduce Racial & Ethnic Health Disparities

From HHS: “The HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities outlines goals and actions HHS will take to reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities. With the HHS Disparities Action Plan, the Department commits to continuously assessing the impact of all policies and programs on racial and ethnic health disparities. It […]

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19 April 2011 ~ 0 Comments

NPA’s National Stakeholder Strategy for Achieving Health Equity

Released in April 2011, the National Partnership for Action has developed a tool for organizations and other health advocates to help guide health equity efforts. The NPA plan includes 5 overall goals and 20 strategies for achieving better health outcomes for all people, no matter where they live, work and play. Download the plan This […]

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