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Healthy Lives – Healthy Communities Conference

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Accountable Care Organizations and Health Care Disparities

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Latino child health: need for inclusion in the US national discourse

Latino child health: need for inclusion in the US national discourse

The “rediscovery” of poverty, as echoed in concepts of social inequality, has contributed to the goal of eliminating racial/ethnic and social class disparities in the United States. This commentary focuses on what we know about the pressing health care needs and issues relevant to Latino children and families and how extant knowledge can be linked […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Improving health insurance coverage for Latino children: a review of barriers, challenges and State strategies

Improving health insurance coverage for Latino children: a review of barriers, challenges and State strategies

OBJECTIVES: To summarize key findings on disparities in health insurance coverage for latino children, to present selected socioeconomic and healthcare access indicators for the nine states with latino populations over 500,000, and to recommend state strategies to increase public health insurance coverage for latino children. METHODS: Literature review performed on latino children and health insurance […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on How changes in population demographics will impact health psychology: incorporating a broader notion of cultural competence into the field.[see comment]

How changes in population demographics will impact health psychology: incorporating a broader notion of cultural competence into the field.[see comment]

U.S. population demographics are undergoing striking changes that will impact health care and the research and practice of health psychology. An increase in the number of people who are older; belong to an ethnic minority group; have disabilities; identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered; or live in poverty will influence definitions of aging, health, […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Confronting racial disparities in infant mortality: reconciling science and politics

Confronting racial disparities in infant mortality: reconciling science and politics

The public debate surrounding disparities in infant mortality has resulted from a profound failure to seek a common wisdom. Because of its essential social roots, infant mortality will always remain the province of fundamental ideological and political conflict. However, without a more integrated analytic approach, progress in reducing disparate infant mortality will remain limited by […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Understanding and addressing racial disparities in health care

Understanding and addressing racial disparities in health care

Racial disparities in medical care should be understood within the context of racial inequities in societal institutions. Systematic discrimination is not the aberrant behavior of a few but is often supported by institutional policies and unconscious bias based on negative stereotypes. Effectively addressing disparities in the quality of care requires improved data systems, increased regulatory […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Social sources of racial disparities in health

Social sources of racial disparities in health

Racial disparities in mortality over time reflect divergent pathways to the current large racial disparities in health. The residential concentration of African Americans is high and distinctive, and the related inequities in neighborhood environments, socioeconomic circumstances, and medical care are important factors in initiating and maintaining racial disparities in health. Efforts are needed to identify […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Bridging community intervention and mental health services research

Bridging community intervention and mental health services research

OBJECTIVE: This article explores the potential of community intervention perspectives for increasing the relevance, reach, and public health impact of mental health services research. METHOD: The authors reviewed community intervention strategies, including public health and community development and empowerment interventions, and contrast community intervention with practice-based quality improvement and policy research. RESULTS: A model was […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Access is better for racial/ethnic elderly in Medicare HMOs–but disparities persist

Access is better for racial/ethnic elderly in Medicare HMOs–but disparities persist

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