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Healthy Lives – Healthy Communities Conference

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN Conference Objectives: Assess current efforts that address health disparities in Missouri and develop strategies to meet specific population needs. Identify strategies to build inclusive communities, schools and health care systems. Connect people and solutions to explore health equity strategies and successful models for addressing social determinants of health. Morning Keynote Speakers: Title: Health Equity and Ecosystems: Stretching Beyond […]

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20 September 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Segregated Spaces, Risky Places: The Effects of Racial Segregation on Health Inequalities

Thomas A. LaVeist Darrell Gaskin Antonio J. Trujillo This report from the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies looks at the relationship between residential segregation and health inequalities and health disparities. Please see the full report at the following link: Segragated Spaces Report Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, with support from Poverty […]

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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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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Impact of health insurance status on vaccination coverage in children 19-35 months old, United States, 1993-1996

Impact of health insurance status on vaccination coverage in children 19-35 months old, United States, 1993-1996

OBJECTIVES: To show how health insurance (privately and publicly insured, insured and uninsured) relates to vaccination coverage in children 19-35 months old, and how this can be used to better target public health interventions. METHODS: The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) gathers information on the health and health care of the U.S. non-institutionalized population through […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Cultural competency as it intersects with racial/ethnic, linguistic, and class disparities in managed healthcare organizations

Cultural competency as it intersects with racial/ethnic, linguistic, and class disparities in managed healthcare organizations

Culture in and of itself is not the most central variable in the patient-provider encounter. The effect of culture is most pronounced when it intersects with low education, low literacy skills, limited proficiency in English, culture-specific values regarding the authority of the physician, and poor assertiveness skills. These dimensions require attention in Medicaid managed care […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Violence: an unrecognized environmental exposure that may contribute to greater asthma morbidity in high risk inner-city populations.[see comment]

Violence: an unrecognized environmental exposure that may contribute to greater asthma morbidity in high risk inner-city populations.[see comment]

In the United States, rising trends in asthma prevalence and severity, which disproportionately impact minorities and the urban poor, have not been fully explained by traditional physical environmental risk factors. Exigencies of inner-city living can increase psychosocial risk factors (e.g., stress) that confer increased asthma morbidity. In the United States, chronic exposure to violence is […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Consumer assessment of the quality of interpersonal processes of prenatal care among ethnically diverse low-income women: development of a new measure

Consumer assessment of the quality of interpersonal processes of prenatal care among ethnically diverse low-income women: development of a new measure

PURPOSE: Consumer assessments of interpersonal processes of care during prenatal care provide important information about how well clinicians satisfy the perceived needs of the women they serve, but few measures are available that tap the various components of these processes. The purpose of this study is to develop a multidimensional measure of prenatal interpersonal processes […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Medical student, physician, and public perceptions of health care disparities

Medical student, physician, and public perceptions of health care disparities

OBJECTIVES: This study investigates first- and fourth-year medical students’ perceptions about health care disparities and compares their perceptions with those of physicians and the public. METHODS: We conducted an analysis of a national survey of medical students that included questions addressing unfair treatment of patients in the health care system based on insurance status, money, […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on The Social Support and Family Health Study: a randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation of two alternative forms of postnatal support for mothers living in disadvantaged inner-city areas

The Social Support and Family Health Study: a randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation of two alternative forms of postnatal support for mothers living in disadvantaged inner-city areas

OBJECTIVES: To determine whether increased postnatal support could influence maternal and child health outcomes. DESIGN: This was a randomised controlled trial comparing maternal and child health outcomes for women offered either of the support interventions with those for control women receiving standard services only. Outcome data were collected through questionnaires distributed 12 and 18 months […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Changes in health insurance coverage and health status by race and ethnicity, 1997-2002

Changes in health insurance coverage and health status by race and ethnicity, 1997-2002

Recent years have seen shifts in health insurance coverage associated with economic fluctuations and changes in health policy. The analysis presented here uses data from the National Survey of America’s Families to examine changes in health insurance coverage and respondent-reported health status by race and ethnicity. The data indicate that public coverage increased for black, […]

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