27 June 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Creating Inclusive Health Care Environments To Improve Patient Demographic Data Collection

The Center for Health Policy at the University of Missouri is working with the Missouri Hospital Association and Missouri Primary Care Association to get a better understanding of how we are collecting patient information around race, ethnicity, language, sexual orientation and gender identity. The goal is to eliminate health disparities and create inclusive health care […]

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15 July 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Resources for hospitals and clinics to collect sexual orientation and gender identity demographic data

The Center for Health Policy at the University of Missouri has worked with Missouri Hospital Association, the Hospital Industry Data Institute, the Missouri Primary Care Association, PROMO, and Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Elders (SAGE) of PROMO Fund to get a better understanding of how we are collecting patient information around […]

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15 July 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Creating Inclusive Health Care Environments To Improve Patient Demographic Data Collection

All Missourians should have the opportunity to make choices that allow them to live a long, healthy life, regardless of income, education, ethnicity, race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, ability, and any other aspect of a person’s identity. Health starts in our communities — where we live, learn, work, […]

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09 December 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Building Health Equity in Kansas City – Presentations now available online

The Building Health Equity in Kansas City meeting  took place on December 7, 2011 at the Kauffman Conference Center in Kansas City. Around 90 health care stakeholders from the Kansas City area participated in discussions about health care disparities experienced by individuals who are newcomers to the region (immigrants and refugees), who have underlying mental […]

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09 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

HHS Releases Standards for Consistent Demographic Measures

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the final standards for data collection on race, ethnicity, sex, primary language and disability status on October 31, 2011. According to the Office of Minority Health’s website, the standards will ” apply to population health surveys sponsored by HHS, where respondents either self-report information or a […]

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16 August 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Electronic health records and health disparities: Can one help us solve the other?

“There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.” John F. Kennedy In the last several years, the gaps in racial and ethnic health care and health outcomes have been widely reported. However, these reports are using data that’s tells […]

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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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29 June 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Looking at Health Equity in Missouri

A new project summary from the Missouri Health Equity Collaborative (MOHEC) has been released, highlighting the findings from MOHEC’s 2010 research. Please see the summary at the following link: Missouri Health Equity Collaborative (MOHEC) 2010

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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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18 May 2011 ~ 0 Comments

MOHEC and EHRs Workgroup Meeting

The Missouri Health Equity Collaborative ( MOHEC) EHR working group is  devoted to examining how we should and could be using current and emerging data to identify and target specific health disparities in Missouri.  This group will also be charged with proactively planning how to educate consumers on their right to have a copy of […]

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