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Partner to the Poor: A Paul Farmer Reader

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05 April 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Join the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Region VII in launching the NPA

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health on Friday, April 8, 2011 will unveil its roadmap for reducing health and health care disparities, a comprehensive effort to address differences in health for racial, ethnic, and other underserved communities. The HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Disparities and the […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Elderly health disparities on the U.S.-Mexico border

Elderly health disparities on the U.S.-Mexico border

The Ageless Health Needs Assessment is a multi-phase project designed to assess the health and quality of life of the 60 and older population along the U.S.-Mexico border. The present study used a health survey, which was administered to 1,450 participants by telephone and through face-to-face interviews in Western Texas and Southern New Mexico. Several […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Working to eliminate racial disparities

Working to eliminate racial disparities

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Disparities in exposure to air pollution during pregnancy

Disparities in exposure to air pollution during pregnancy

Previous research shows poorer birth outcomes for racial and ethnic minorities and for persons with low socioeconomic status (SES). We evaluated whether mothers in groups at higher risk for poor birth outcomes live in areas of higher air pollution and whether higher exposure to air pollution contributes to poor birth outcomes. An index representing long-term […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Achieving equity in referrals for renal transplant evaluations with African-American patients: the role of nephrology social workers

Achieving equity in referrals for renal transplant evaluations with African-American patients: the role of nephrology social workers

Research over the last 12 years has repeatedly shown that African-American ESRD patients are less likely than white patients to be referred for a transplant evaluation. This article takes an exploratory look at issues surrounding this racial disparity. Among the issues focused on are: (a) the multiple ramifications from this racial disparity; (b) neglected factors […]

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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 Ensuring consistent quality care to address disparities in cancer screening

Ensuring consistent quality care to address disparities in cancer screening

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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 Racial residential segregation: a fundamental cause of racial disparities in health

Racial residential segregation: a fundamental cause of racial disparities in health

Racial residential segregation is a fundamental cause of racial disparities in health. The physical separation of the races by enforced residence in certain areas is an institutional mechanism of racism that was designed to protect whites from social interaction with blacks. Despite the absence of supportive legal statutes, the degree of residential segregation remains extremely […]

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