Differences in access to or availability of medical facilities and services.
The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of members of minority groups.
An interactive process whereby members of a community are concerned for the equality and rights of all.
A subgroup having special characteristics within a larger group, often bound together by special ties which distinguish it from the larger group.
The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.
The difference between two images on the retina when looking at a visual stimulus. This occurs since the two retinas do not have the same view of the stimulus because of the location of our eyes. Thus the left eye does not get exactly the same view as the right eye.
Variation in rates of disease occurrence and disabilities between population groups defined by socioeconomic characteristics such as age, ethnicity, economic resources, or gender and populations identified geographically or similar measures.
Perception of three-dimensionality.
Persons living in the United States having origins in any of the black groups of Africa.
Individuals whose ancestral origins are in the continent of Europe.
The blending of separate images seen by each eye into one composite image.
The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.
A group of people with a common cultural heritage that sets them apart from others in a variety of social relationships.
Groups of individuals whose putative ancestry is from native continental populations based on similarities in physical appearance.
Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.
Men and women working in the provision of health services, whether as individual practitioners or employees of health institutions and programs, whether or not professionally trained, and whether or not subject to public regulation. (From A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)
Persons living in the United States of Mexican (MEXICAN AMERICANS), Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American, or other Spanish culture or origin. The concept does not include Brazilian Americans or Portuguese Americans.
The turning inward of the lines of sight toward each other.
The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.
Individuals whose ancestral origins are in the continent of Africa.
A preconceived judgment made without factual basis.
The actual costs of providing services related to the delivery of health care, including the costs of procedures, therapies, and medications. It is differentiated from HEALTH EXPENDITURES, which refers to the amount of money paid for the services, and from fees, which refers to the amount charged, regardless of cost.
An agency of the PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE established in 1990 to "provide indexing, abstracting, translating, publishing, and other services leading to a more effective and timely dissemination of information on research, demonstration projects, and evaluations with respect to health care to public and private entities and individuals engaged in the improvement of health care delivery..." It supersedes the National Center for Health Services Research. The United States Agency for Health Care Policy and Research was renamed Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) under the Healthcare Research and Quality Act of 1999.
Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.
The integration of epidemiologic, sociological, economic, and other analytic sciences in the study of health services. Health services research is usually concerned with relationships between need, demand, supply, use, and outcome of health services. The aim of the research is evaluation, particularly in terms of structure, process, output, and outcome. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
A stratum of people with similar position and prestige; includes social stratification. Social class is measured by criteria such as education, occupation, and income.
A situation in which the level of living of an individual, family, or group is below the standard of the community. It is often related to a specific income level.
Services for the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health.
Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.
Coexistence of numerous distinct ethnic, racial, religious, or cultural groups within one social unit, organization, or population. (From American Heritage Dictionary, 2d college ed., 1982, p955)
Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.
Health services required by a population or community as well as the health services that the population or community is able and willing to pay for.
Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.
Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.
Knowledge, attitudes, and associated behaviors which pertain to health-related topics such as PATHOLOGIC PROCESSES or diseases, their prevention, and treatment. This term refers to non-health workers and health workers (HEALTH PERSONNEL).
Care which provides integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. (JAMA 1995;273(3):192)
Cultural and linguistic competence is a set of congruent behaviors, attitudes, and policies that come together in a system, agency, or among professionals that enables effective work in cross-cultural situations. Competence implies the capacity to function effectively as an individual and an organization within the context of the cultural beliefs, behaviors, and needs presented by consumers and their communities.
Persons living in the United States having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent.
An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.
The seeking and acceptance by patients of health service.
Insurance providing coverage of medical, surgical, or hospital care in general or for which there is no specific heading.
Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.
Identifies, for study and analysis, important issues and problems that relate to health and medicine. The Institute initiates and conducts studies of national policy and planning for health care and health-related education and research; it also responds to requests from the federal government and other agencies for studies and advice.
Professional society representing the field of medicine.
Individuals licensed to practice medicine.
An oath, attributed to Hippocrates, that serves as an ethical guide for the medical profession.
Systematic statements of principles or rules of appropriate professional conduct, usually established by professional societies.
Physicians who hold degrees from medical schools in countries other than the ones in which they practice.
Occupations of medical personnel who are not physicians, and are qualified by special training and, frequently, by licensure to work in supporting roles in the health care field. These occupations include, but are not limited to, medical technology, physical therapy, physician assistant, etc.
The medical science concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases in animals.

Variation in hepatitis C services may lead to inequity of heath-care provision: a survey of the organisation and delivery of services in the United Kingdom. (1/2110)

BACKGROUND: Chronic hepatitis C infection (CHC) is a major healthcare problem. Effective anti-viral therapy is available. To maximise population effectiveness, co-ordinated services for detection and management of patients with CHC are required. There is a need to determine patterns of healthcare delivery to plan improvements. A study was conducted to determine workload, configuration and care processes of current UK services available to manage patients with CHC. METHODS: A cross-sectional questionnaire survey of consultant members of British Association for the Study of the Liver (n = 53), Infectious Disease consultants (n = 43), and a 1 in 5 sample of Genito-Urinary Medicine (n = 48) and gastroenterologists (n = 200). RESULTS: Response rate was 70%. 40% of respondents provided a comprehensive service (included treatment and follow-up): speciality of clinical leads identified as Hepatology (37%); Gastroenterology (47%); and Infectious Disease (16%). The estimated number of patients managed by respondents was about 23,000 with an upward trend over the previous 3 years. There was variation between comprehensive service providers, including unit size, eligibility criteria for treatment, and drug regimes. Key barriers to quality of care identified were staffing capacity, funding of treatment and patient non-attendance. Most English strategic health authorities had at least one comprehensive service provider. CONCLUSION: There was significant variation in all aspects of the patient pathway which may contribute to inequity of health care provision. Services need to be expanded to form geographical clinical networks, and properly resourced to ensure greater uptake and more equitable delivery of services if the future burden of chronic liver disease is to be reduced.  (+info)

Health care provision for illegal migrants: may health policy make a difference? (2/2110)

Illegal migrants in Europe are, generally, only entitled to emergency care and services for children and pregnant women. In 2002 legal changes in Spain made accessible medical cards and free medical care for illegal migrants in similar terms than the legal migrants or the Spanish population. We interviewed 380 migrants to assess whether there were differences on health services utilization by legal status. We did not find differences in the utilization of health services when ill between legal and illegal migrants. However, a significantly lower utilization of health services was associated with less education (RP = 0.4; 95% CI: 0.2-0.9).  (+info)

Ethnic segregation in Kosovo's post-war health care system. (3/2110)

BACKGROUND: Seven years after the end of war in Kosovo, Final Status Negotiations have begun to determine the long-term political future of the province. This article provides an overview of the present situation regarding ethnic groups and their relations in Kosovo's health care system that might be helpful in preparing for the array of potential ramifications and repercussions that could arise at the conclusion of the negotiations. METHODS: A review of the literature (including grey) was performed, and 16 interviews and two focus groups with key informants were conducted in Kosovo during October and November 2004. In addition, six informal discussions were held in-person or by telephone in London. Information collected in 2004 was re-confirmed and partially updated in October and November 2005, when three additional interviews were conducted in Kosovo. RESULTS: Ongoing ethnic tensions in Kosovo, mainly between the Albanian and Serb populations, perpetuate a rigidly segregated health care system. Some other minority communities, such as the Roma, Ashkali and Egyptians, are afflicted by the double burden of getting caught up in the middle of these ethnic disputes and at the same time suffering from poverty and discrimination. CONCLUSION: While efforts have been put forward to promote peace-building within Kosovo's post-war health sector, very little progress has been achieved in fostering ethnic integration, reconciliation, cooperation or even co-existence. This failure reflects Kosovo's broader unresolved inter-ethnic problems. Final Status Negotiations are one of the last opportunities for the international community to address the problems of ethnic segregation in the province.  (+info)

Motivation and relevance of emergency room visits among immigrants and patients of Danish origin. (4/2110)

BACKGROUND: We investigated the extent to which immigrants and patients of Danish origin have different motivations for seeking emergency room (ER) treatment, and differences in the relevance of their claims. METHODS: Data were obtained from a questionnaire survey of walk-in patients and their caregivers at four Copenhagen ERs. The patient survey was available in nine languages, and addressed patient-identified reasons for using the ER. Caregivers were asked if the claim was appropriate to the ER. 3809 patients and 3905 caregivers responded. The response rate among patients was 54%. Only questionnaires in which both patient and caregiver had responded, and in which data on the patient's nationality were available, were included in the analyses (n = 3426). The effect of region of origin was examined using bivariate, stratified analyses and tested for independence. RESULTS: More among immigrant patients than among patients of Danish origin had considered contacting a primary caregiver before visiting the ER, and more immigrants reported going to the ER because they could not contact a general practitioner, or could not explain their problem on the telephone. Compared to immigrants, more patients of Danish origin explained that the ER was most relevant to their need. A higher proportion of claims among immigrants were seen by caregivers as not being appropriate to the ER. CONCLUSION: Migrants have more irrelevant ER claims, presumably because of barriers in access to primary care. Access to primary care should be facilitated for these groups. Alternatively, ERs could include primary care activities as part of their services.  (+info)

End-of-life care for nursing home residents dying from cancer in Nova Scotia, Canada, 2000-2003. (5/2110)

INTRODUCTION: With our population aging, an increasing proportion of cancer deaths will occur in nursing homes, yet little is known about their end-of-life care. This paper identifies associations between residing in a nursing home and end-of-life palliative cancer care, controlling for demographic factors. METHODS: For this population-based study, a data file was created by linking individual-level data from the Nova Scotia Cancer Centre Oncology Patient Information System, Vital Statistics, and the Halifax and Cape Breton Palliative Care Programs for all persons 65 years and over dying of cancer from 2000 to 2003. Multivariate logistic regression was used to compare nursing home residents to nonresidents. RESULTS: Among the 7,587 subjects, 1,008 (13.3%) were nursing home residents. Nursing home residents were more likely to be female [adjusted odds ratio (OR) 1.4, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.2-1.7], older (for > or = 90 vs 65-69 years OR 5.4, CI 4.1-7.0), rural (OR 1.5, CI 1.2-1.8), have only a death certificate cancer diagnosis (OR 4.2, CI 2.8-6.3), and die out of hospital (OR 8.5, CI 7.2-10.0). Nursing home residents were less likely to receive palliative radiation (OR 0.6, CI 0.4-0.7), medical oncology consultation (OR 0.2, CI 0.1-0.4), and palliative care program enrollment (Halifax OR 0.2, CI 0.2-0.3; Cape Breton OR 0.4, CI 0.3-0.7). CONCLUSION: Demographic characteristics and end-of-life services differ between those residing and those not residing in nursing homes. These inequalities may or may not reflect inequities in access to quality end-of-life care.  (+info)

Statins prescribing for the secondary prevention of ischaemic heart disease in Torino, Italy. A case of ageism and social inequalities. (6/2110)

BACKGROUND: Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics can influence statins prescribing for the secondary prevention of ischaemic heart disease (IHD). We studied the determinants of the prescription of statins in people with IHD in a population in Italy, the country with the lowest prescribing rate in Europe. METHODS: All 2001/2002 residents in Torino, aged 30-85 years, with a hospital discharge diagnosis of IHD were linked to the regional Database of Drug Prescriptions to identify those persons who, within 3 months after discharge, had been prescribed statins. Log-binomial models were used to test statins prescription associations with clinical and socio-demographic characteristics. RESULTS: Statins were prescribed to 31.0% of 7446 patients. Among persons >74 years of age, the prescription rate was 40% lower than that found for younger persons. A positive association was also found for: female gender, being married, a main discharge diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction, revascularization, diabetes and discharge from a cardiology ward. Age was an important effect modifier of the relationship between the prescribing rate and social, but not clinical, determinants. CONCLUSIONS: The prevention of IHD with statins is influenced by age, clinical and social factors. The prescribing rate is higher among population groups for whom statins are of proven efficacy. Among patients for whom the efficacy is uncertain, the decision to prescribe is influenced by non-clinical factors, suggesting that there exist both age-based and social-based mechanisms of rationing. Age and social determinants act in concert to further reduce the propensity of physicians to prescribe statins.  (+info)

Gender and health promotion: a multisectoral policy approach. (7/2110)

Women and men are different as regards their biology, the roles and responsibilities that society assigns to them and their position in the family and community. These factors have a great influence on causes, consequences and management of diseases and ill-health and on the efficacy of health promotion policies and programmes. This is confirmed by evidence on male-female differences in cause-specific mortality and morbidity and exposure to risk factors. Health promoting interventions aimed at ensuring safe and supportive environments, healthy living conditions and lifestyles, community involvement and participation, access to essential facilities and to social and health services need to address these differences between women and men, boys and girls in an equitable manner in order to be effective. The aim of this paper is to (i) demonstrate that health promotion policies that take women's and men's differential biological and social vulnerability to health risks and the unequal power relationships between the sexes into account are more likely to be successful and effective compared to policies that are not concerned with such differences, and (ii) discuss what is required to build a multisectoral policy response to gender inequities in health through health promotion and disease prevention. The requirements discussed in the paper include i) the establishment of joint commitment for policy within society through setting objectives related to gender equality and equity in health as well as health promotion, ii) an assessment and analysis of gender inequalities affecting health and determinants of health, iii) the actions needed to tackle the main determinants of those inequalities and iv) documentation and dissemination of effective and gender sensitive policy interventions to promote health. In the discussion of these key policy elements, we use illustrative examples of good practices from different countries around the world.  (+info)

Community capacity building and health promotion in a globalized world. (8/2110)

In this paper, community capacity building (CCB) is seen as part of a long-standing health promotion tradition involving community action in health promotion. The conceptual context of the term CCB is presented, and compared with other community approaches. The usage of the term is variable. It is submitted that its common features are (i) the concepts of capacity and empowerment (versus disease and deficiency), (ii) bottom-up, community-determined agendas and actions and (iii) processes for developing competence. A brief literature review looks at some of the main contributions from the 1990 s on, which reveal an emphasis on building competencies, the measurement of community capacity and the attempt to break CCB down into operational components. Academic research on the impact of CCB on health is lacking, but multiple case studies documented in the 'grey literature' suggest CCB is highly effective, as does research in related areas, such as community empowerment. Five contemporary case studies submitted by the contributing authors show both the range and efficacy of CCB applications. The concluding synthesis and recommendations say that what is needed for health promotion in a globalized world is a balance between global macro (policy, regulatory, etc.) actions and those of the human and local scale represented by CCB. It is concluded that action centred on empowered and capable communities, in synergistic collaboration with other key players, may be the most powerful instrument available for the future of health promotion in a globalized world.  (+info)

The scope of published literature on racial/ethnic disparities is broad. In addition, although racial/ethnic disparities in neonatal and infant mortality rates10 and dental care11 have been fairly well described, relatively little has been published on racial/ethnic disparities in children and adolescents. The terms that have been used to describe disparities also have been neither standardized nor consistent. As a consequence, the literature search was limited to only those studies that specifically examined racial/ethnic disparities for US children and adolescents, to ensure a focus on disparities and a body of literature in urgent need of a systematic review. Thus, articles on racial/ethnic disparities in neonatal and infant mortality and dental care were excluded, because disparities in these domains have comparatively been more well described, and articles on pediatric workforce diversity, an area that was addressed in a recent American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement,12 also ...
Healthcare disparities pose a major challenge to the diverse 21st century America. Demographic trends indicate that the number of Americans who are vulnerable to suffering the effects of healthcare disparities will rise over the next half century. These trends pose a daunting challenge for policymakers and the healthcare system. Wide disparities exist among groups on the basis of race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and geography. Healthcare disparities have occurred across different regional populations, economic cohorts, and racial/ethnic groups as well as between men and women. Education and income related disparities have also been seen. Social, cultural and economic factors are responsible for inequalities in the healthcare system.. The issue of racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare have exploded onto the public stage. The causes of these disparities have been divided into health system factors and patient-provider factors. Health system factors include language and cultural ...
National Institutes of Health. Specialized Centers of Excellence on Environmental Health Disparities Research [P50 Clinical Trial Optional]. https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MD-20-001.html. Declaration of Intent to Submit. Due to the large number of limited submission opportunities available, we have decided to institute a Declaration of Intent to Submit process. If there is no interest in a particular opportunity, there is no need to go through the entire limited submission process. However, if the declarations of intent exceed the sponsor limit, we will set dates for an internal limited submission competition.. If you are interested in submitting a proposal for the above titled opportunity, please email [email protected] and include the sponsor name, program name, title of your proposal and a one to three sentence description of the project by October 9, 2019.. ...
NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts: Extramural Loan Repayment Program for Health Disparities Research (LRP-HDR) NOT-OD-12-126. NIH
The National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR) tracks disparities in both quality of and access to health care in the United States for both the general population and for AHRQs congressionally designated priority populations.
The National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR) tracks disparities in both quality of and access to health care in the United States for both the general population and for AHRQs congressionally designated priority populations.
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DALLAS, February 11, 2021 - Structural racism is a public health crisis in the U.S. and worldwide. The scientific publishing community can improve our understanding and address the significant health impacts of structural racism in racial and ethnic disparities research, according to a new statement, The Groundwater of Racial and Ethnic Disparities Research: A Statement from Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, published today in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal, from the journals editors.. It is critical to acknowledge the societal structures - the groundwater, as it is called in The Groundwater Approach: Building a Practical Understanding of Structural Racism from The Racial Equity Institute - that have led to disproportionate rates of disease among people from various racial and ethnic groups. Previous research attributes many disparities to issues related to individual factors or local systems not the underlying ...
This essay from a Journal of Health and Social Behavior supplement is a survey of sociological literature examining health and race. The authors revisit a century of contributions from W.E.B. Dubois to Robert Bullards study of environmental racism.
The 5-year survival after a first diagnosis of breast cancer is 13% lower in black than in white American women, an alarming disparity that cannot be explained by stage of disease at presentation. Nonadherence to breast cancer treatment and treatment delays from diagnosis to initiation of treatment may be among the reasons for worse breast cancer outcomes in black women. This recognition is critical because it suggests that breast cancer survival disparity can be decreased through clinical interventions that increase adherence to chemotherapy. The ACTS (Attitudes, Communication, Treatment, Support) Intervention is a onetime, intensive psycho-educational intervention using a race-matched breast cancer survivor interventionist to: address Attitudes, including perceptions and stressors, that may impact adherence to clinical visits and treatment; encourage and model patient Communication with health care providers regarding physical and emotional needs, with attention to race-discordant situations; ...
For the study, a team of researchers from the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Cancer Project Biostatistical Center examined data collected from nearly 15,000 individuals af various ethnicities. The results showed that African-American participants had significantly worse five-year survival rates, compared to Caucasians ...
The results suggest that socioeconomic disparities exist at multiple stages in the path to smoking cessation. Potential effects on socioeconomic disparities should be considered when implementing cessation interventions.
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Reducing Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Reproductive and Perinatal Outcomes - ISBN: 9781441914996 - (ebook) - von Arden Handler, Joan Kennelly, Nadine Peacock, Verlag: Springer
This Saturday, April 28th, Ill be joining documentary filmmaker Lisa Biagiotti and Stephen Inrig, a professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center, on a panel session at the annual meeting of the American Association for the. ...
Socioeconomic and racial/ethnic disparities in health care quality have been extensively documented. Recently, the elimination of disparities in health care has become the focus of a national initiative. Yet, there is little effort to monitor and address disparities in health care through organizati …
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NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts: NCMHD Disparities Research and Education Advancing Mission (DREAM) Career Transition Award (K22) RFA-MD-09-001. NCMHD
MNT: Could you highlight some of the race-related inequities in health that the COVID-19 crisis has brought to light? Are there any inequalities that are specific to COVID-19 in terms of access to resources, testing, treatment options, and so on? Those of us who work in the health disparities space are saddened but not surprised at the race-based disparities that the COVID-19 crisis has brought to light. These disparities have always been there, and we have been talking about them for years. However, these inequalities cannot be ignored against the backdrop of a pandemic. The first thing to point out is that the racialized class and occupational structures of the U.S. are to blame for the fact that many people of color (POC) are far more likely to be exposed to COVID-19.. Due to institutional discrimination (both historical and present day), black and other people of color are more likely to end up in occupations that leave them simultaneously at higher risk of exposure and with a relative lack ...
Village Birth International and Ancient Song Doula Services, in collaboration with Every Mother Counts, are excited to share: ADVANCING BIRTH JUSTICE: Community-Based Doula Models as a Standard of Care for Ending Racial Disparities, a white paper and resource created to uplift community-based doula care as a solution to ending maternal health disparities. Support and share…
Get the facts about health inequalities in your community. Close the Gap is your resource in addressing healthcare disparities in the US.
Theres a lot of research that shows we have disparities in the health care system. Its well-documented. I dont want to read another study that documents that we have disparities in health care. I want to start reading articles about what were doing about it. What are the interventions that we can design and implement to make a difference for these patients? How can we reduce these gaps? ...
At NAATPN, our aim is to be the leading source of education and advocacy for tobacco, cancer health disparities affecting African Americans.
Persistent disparities exist in routine immunizations and immunizations in a public health emergency such as the H1N1 pandemic between Black and White adults fo...
Addressing racial disparities in healthcare and identifying the causes is a major priority among both healthcare providers and public health agencies, and one such factor may be missed nursing care after a heart attack, according to a study published in Medical Care.
Two new papers reveal striking racial and ethnic disparities in the incidence and prevalence of lupus, a systemic autoimmune disease that can affect virtually any organ system. The reports, which are
Health care disparities, boiled down The issue of health care for disabled people is a heavily multi-pronged issue. In the United States (I know health care disparities are rampant and this is not a solely U.S.-centric topic, but I may follow up with more depending on sources that can be located), many disabled people live…
Differences in insurance and socioeconomic status appears to explain most of the disparities in breast cancer incidence and survival between Hispanic and non-Hispanic women.
A major task of this report-categorization of select measures of diabetes quality of care, along with certain cardiovascular and depression care measures-revealed some important themes in limitations of existing research on disparities, particularly in care for older adults. First, most health care measures for priority conditions in older adults, such as diabetes and cardiovascular conditions, are largely concentrated in the IOM domain of effectiveness of care, with relatively few items found in the safety, patient-centered or timely/accessible domains.
Differences in access to healthcare across different populations is the main reason for existing disparities in healthcare provision. These differences occur for several reasons and some of the main factors that contribute to the problem in the United States are described below.
Black preschoolers are suspended 3.6 times more often than whites--just one of many revelations from the Department of Education. Host Linda Wertheimer speaks to Ed Team reporter Anya Kamenetz.
The Centers of Excellence on Environmental Health Disparities Research program is a collaborative effort supported by the NIEHS, the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that encourages basic, biological, clinical, epidemiological, behavioral, and/or social scientific investigations of disease conditions that are known to be a significant burden in low socioeconomic and health disparate populations. The Centers, funded through a P50 grant mechanism, support research efforts, mentoring, capacity building, research translation, and information dissemination, and are designed to address program-specific research priorities.. The boxes below show the primary areas of research of the five EHD Centers along with key questions they are addressing related to health disparities.. ...
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have documented sex and racial/ethnic disparities in outcomes after acute myocardial infarction (AMI), but the explanation of these disparities remains limited. In a setting that controls for access to medical care, we evaluated whether sex and racial/ethnic disparities in prognosis after AMI persist after consideration of socioeconomic background, personal medical history, and medical management.. METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study of the members (20,263 men and 10,061 women) of an integrated health care delivery system in northern California who had experienced an AMI between January 1, 1995, and December 31, 2002, and were followed up for a median of 3.5 years (maximum, 8 years). Main outcome measures included AMI recurrence and all-cause mortality.. RESULTS: In age-adjusted analyses relative to white men, black men (hazard ratio [HR], 1.44; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.26-1.65), black women (HR, 1.47; 95% CI, 1.26-1.72), and Asian women (HR, ...
One of the most vexing policy issues in health care today is that of the continued presence of disparities. The current evidence on disparities in health care is ubiquitous and clearly race is a factor. Several measures of disparity, including mortality rates, quality of care and access to preventative, primary and follow up care demonstrate disparities among Blacks when compared to Whites. Much research has gone into examining the causes of health care disparities, but not a great deal examines the role of prevalence in those disparities. This study seeks to examine the role of prevalence in health care disparities and posits that having a rare disease exposes one to greater disparities than non-rare disease. The 2006 HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) was utilized, which captured patient and hospital-level data for all discharges from 658 participating hospitals in 29 states. Discharges for three rare cancers and three non-rare cancers were used (n = 10,548 and 41,323 respectively). ...
An NCI Cancer Currents blog about a new study showing that subsidies for prescription drugs can help to reduce racial/ethnic disparities in the use of a proven breast cancer treatment.
Research shows individuals with developmental disabilities experience significant disparities in healthcare quality, access, status and unmet needs.
Racial-ethnic disparities in health status are well documented (IOM 2002, DHHS 1999), but the role of occupational racial-ethnic segregation and hazardous job exposures remain relatively unexplored. Racial-ethnic health disparities may reflect exposure to hazardous work environments that are associated with poor health status. This analysis explores associations between job segregation, occupational skill levels, occupational physical demands, occupational environmental exposures and health status. This study uses individual level data from the 2002 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) and occupation level data from detailed US Census (2000) and the Occupational Information Network (O*Net 14.0). Preliminary models show that occupation-level demographic variables are significant predictors of both physical and mental health outcomes, although the patterns of associations are unique for each outcome. The percentage of black workers in occupations is associated with greater odds of reporting ...
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Treatment disparities mediated about one-third of OS differences observed between white and Black patients with stage IV colorectal cancer, according to a retrospective cohort study presented at Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium. This finding may be an underestimate because of the limited granularity of available treatment mediator variables, according to Douglas S. Swords, MD, MS, surgical
Reducing racial and ethnic disparities in health care has become an important policy goal in the United States and other countries, but evidence to inform interventions to address disparities is limited. The objective of this study was to identify important dimensions of interventions to reduce health care disparities. We used qualitative research methods to examine interventions aimed at improving diabetes and/or cardiovascular care for patients from racial and ethnic minority groups within five health care organizations. We interviewed 36 key informants and conducted a thematic analysis to identify important features of these interventions. Key elements of interventions included two contextual factors (external accountability and alignment of incentives to reduce disparities) and four factors related to the organization or intervention itself (organizational commitment, population health focus, use of data to inform solutions, and a comprehensive approach to quality). Consideration of these ...
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Provides state- and county-level statistics from 2011-2015 on health disparities and related information for the state of Illinois. Includes data on demographics, social determinants of health, health behaviors, healthcare access, morbidity, and more. Sponsoring organization: Illinois Department of Public Health. Date: 01/2020
In this large cohort of children tested for SARS-CoV-2 through community-based testing, we found evidence of both racial and/or ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in SARS-CoV-2 infection. Specifically, minority and socioeconomically disadvantaged children had a higher likelihood of SARS-CoV-2 infection. Furthermore, these observed racial and/or ethnic disparities in infection rates only slightly attenuated after adjustment for socioeconomic status.. Our findings of disproportionately higher rates of SARS-CoV-2 infection among minority youth mirror those found in recent adult literature. For instance, Millet et al3 found that US counties with higher populations of Black residents had disproportionately higher rates of SARS-CoV-2-related infection and deaths, beyond adjustment for sociodemographic characteristics, comorbidities, and socioeconomic determinants. Similarly, through an analysis using health system data in California, Azar et al5 found higher rates of SARS-CoV-2 infection among Black ...
Chapter 8 discussed culture and health. Part of the chapter is on health (care) disparities. Health disparities are the different rates of being healthy or sick (or having specific conditions) between groups, while health care disparities are the differences in treatment and in access to treatment (Mio, Barker, & Tumambing 2012). These two disparities can not be reasonably separated, as receiving poor care (or no care) can lead people to try to deal with health problems on their own and mistrust doctors, which in turn rather definitively leads to not accessing health care. I know that past healthcare experiences have influenced my decisions to (not) seek care for illness or injury. After I had a doctor explain that my injury (which I had already said was a month prior) could not be a broken foot because for a broken foot to appear as it did on the MRI, the injury would need to be about a month old, my trust definitely decreased. It was, in fact, a broken foot. I suspect he couldnt believe a ...
Mamary AJ, Stewart JI, Kinney GL, et al for the COPDGene investigators. Race and gender disparities are evident in COPD underdiagnoses across all severities of measured airflow obstruction.
PCORIs Advisory Panel on Healthcare Delivery and Disparities Research (HDDR) was approved by our Board of Governors to advise and provide assistance in identifying our National Priorities and to establish our patient-centered research agenda.
Blog from CRCHD. Stay up-to-date with cancer health disparities issues and read CRCHD spotlights on promising research findings and program updates.
The effort to address healthcare disparities in a wealthy state comes as Medicaid is at a crossroads. A recent report found the $15.5 billion program falls short in key areas, and the governor is trying to extract money from Horizons Medicaid reserves, set aside to pay claims, for an addiction program.
Despite national initiatives aimed at reducing racial disparities in healthcare, these disparities persist in patients undergoing major surgical procedures in the United States, a new study indicates.
Dr. John Bruchhaus at St. Francis Medical Center said pre-existing medical conditions and other socioeconomic factors are contributing to the racial disparities of COVID-19 patients.
Dr. John Bruchhaus at St. Francis Medical Center said pre-existing medical conditions and other socioeconomic factors are contributing to the racial disparities of COVID-19 patients.
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Individuals with a terminal illness, and the caregivers in their families, face many challenging questions, and the health care they receive can vary widely. For practitioners and policymakers seeking to better understand end-of-life care concerns, RAND researchers address a range of pertinent topics, including quality of care, costs, patient preferences, pain management, best practices, treatment disparities, and access requirements.
The book explains the nature, scope, and causes of cancer disparities across different populations and then presents unique programs proven to reduce such inequalities in the areas of cancer prevention, screening and early detection, treatment, and survivorship. They represent a variety of cancers, populations, and communities across the U.S. Descriptions of each intervention include tests of effectiveness and are written in sufficient detail for readers to replicate them within their own communities.. ...
Persistent health disparities are a major contributor to disproportionate burden of cancer for some populations. Health disparities in cancer incidence and mortality may reflect differences in exposures to risk factors early in life. Understanding the distribution of exposures to early life risk and protective factors for cancer across different populations can shed light on opportunities to promo...
Zogg, C., Jiang, W., Chaudhary, M., Scott, J., Shah, A., Helmchen, L. A., & +10 additional authors (2016). Racial disparities in emergency general surgery: Do differences in outcomes persist among universally insured military patients?. Journal of Trauma & Acute Care Surgery, 80 (5). http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/TA.0000000000001004 ...
Sikander Ailawadhi, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, US, talks to the MM Hub at ASCO 2019, about how racial disparities influence the outcomes of patients with multiple myeloma.
Dr. Fredriksen-Goldsens primary area of scholarship focuses on the intersection of health disparities, aging and care giving in marginalized communities. Currently, as the Principal Investigator of the National Health, Aging and Sexuality Study: Caring and Aging with Pride over Time (R01), she is leading the first national longitudinal study on health disparities of LGBT midlife and older adults and their caregivers.. ...
This collection of an interactive CD and brochure provides an opportunity for individual or group dialogue and reflection about racial disparity in health care and the importance of cultural competence. The collection includes a dramatized case study, discussion questions and examples of addressing disparities from the ministry. Ethics Lab 3 was originally presented at CHAs 2007 Assembly in Chicago.. System Requirements:. ...
At any given time about 15,000 people wait for a new liver across the country but only a fraction receive one before its too late. Why transplant centers consider some patients before others involves a matrix of factors that has changed over time.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Racial and economic disparities in the U.S. health care system may come down to access to medical care, hints a new report on...
The lead author of a new study that showed a clear racial gap in funding for biomedical research suggests that the disparity is not deliberate, but still does damage to both the unfunded researchers and U.S. healthcare on the whole.
Genetic differences between African Americans and other ethnic groups appear to explain only a small part of the disparity in cardiovascular disease rates and outcomes.
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2021 Jun 9:cebp.1728.2020. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-20-1728. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Colorectal
1 Target has been revised. See Data Details for more information.. 2 Baseline has been revised. See Data Details for more information.. Data are subject to revision and may have changed since a previous release. Unless noted otherwise, any age-adjusted data are adjusted using the year 2000 standard population.. Data availability by population groups may vary for each time point. Hence, assessment of changes in summary measures over time may be limited.. Disparities are assessed relative to the group with the least adverse, or most favorable, event or condition.. ...
The number of Americans being screened for cancer are significantly low, particularly among racial and ethnic minorities, according to a new report from the
Our education efforts are aligned with the needs of each region in our global network, with a focus on alleviating disparities in education. See more.
Helps health care students and practitioners in delivering skilled and appropriate care to various patients, no matter their ethnicity, country of origin, or access to services. This title presents information on differences in access to heath-care, immun
Strategies for Measuring Most cancers Disparities , which evaluates measures of health disparities included in HDCalc. The monograph discusses main points that
A high level of participant enrollment was achieved in the CHCs. The calculation of a standard response rate, however, is not possible, due to the recruitment
The surveys hosted on the DRC include data on a wide range of topics. Click below to learn more about the content available in each survey ...
Her House committee assignments during the 100th General Assembly were: Environment; Health & Healthcare Disparities; Judiciary ...
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Gold DR, Wright R (2005). "Population disparities in asthma". Annu ... Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. May 2013. [1] Barrett ML, Wier LM, Washington R (January 2014). " ...
This article also describes factors outside of the health care system which contribute to this disparity. Among patients ... Kent, Jennifer A.; Patel, Vinisha; Varela, Natalie A. (September 2012). "Gender Disparities in Health Care". Mount Sinai ... This article describes disparities existing between men and women in accessing and receiving care for a stroke. ... women paid 16 percent of their income to health care costs, compared with 9 percent paid by men. These factors may make females ...
William Z. Tan (Bill Tan) is an American business person in the healthcare sector. Tan came to the United States from China ... "NIH Health Disparities Seminar Series - January 2014". NIMHD. Retrieved 2016-09-28.. ... Quinton, Sophie (March 19, 2014). "Speaking the Language of Health Care". The Atlantic. "SBIR Award Summary - Transcendent ... aim to assist communication between patients-particularly those for whom English is not their first language-and healthcare ...
Health disparities refer to gaps in the quality of health and health care across racial and ethnic groups. The US Health ... Penner LA, Hagiwara N, Eggly S, Gaertner SL, Albrecht TL, Dovidio JF (December 2013). "Racial Healthcare Disparities: A Social ... Three major mechanisms are suggested by the Institute of Medicine that may contribute to healthcare disparities from the ... Smedley BD (2002). Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care. Washington, DC.: National ...
Health Care Disparities and the LGBT Population. New York: Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 143-166. ISBN 978-0-7391-8702-9. Bostwick ... Nordmarken, Sonny; Kelly, Reese (2014). "Limiting Transgender Health: Administrative Violence and Microaggressions in Health Care ... and never returning to a formal healthcare setting again. Combined with structural inequities, the cumulative impact is that ... identified trans-specific microaggressions that transgender people face in healthcare settings, which include pathologization, ...
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"For Native Americans, Health Care Is A Long, Hard Road Away". NPR.org. Retrieved 2020-04-24. "Disparities , Fact Sheets". ... Racial demographic disparities in healthcare access are also present in rural areas, with Native Americans living in rural ... "National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report" (PDF). U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 2017. Khazan, Olga ( ... "Maternal Health Care Is Disappearing in Rural America". Scientific American. Retrieved 2020-04-27. "Health Disparities Affect ...
Her research considers racial disparities in healthcare. Corbie-Smith didn't realise that she wanted to become a physician as a ... When she arrived in North Carolina, she realised that there were significant disparities in healthcare provision for people in ... CARES partners healthcare providers with community members in North Carolina in an effort to identify solutions to local health ... After the lecture she started to become more aware of health disparities in her own medical practise, and noticed that black ...
Pear, Robert (June 8, 2009). "Health Care Spending Disparities Stir a Fight". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved ... A June 2009 New Yorker essay by Gawande compared the health care of two towns in Texas to show why health care was more ... He worked as a health-care researcher for Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN), who was author of a "managed competition" health care ... In 2019, he was named as fifty-first among the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare. Dr Atul Gawande ...
2014). Healthcare disparities at the crossroads with healthcare reform. Springer. ISBN 978-1-4899-8786-0. OCLC 902763811. ... Healthcare Disparities at the Crossroads with Healthcare Reform. Springer Science & Business Media. ISBN 978-1-4419-7136-4. "Dr ... a Career Fighting Disparities and Fostering Equity". Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. doi:10.1007/s40615-020- ... He also launched the Minority Health Institute, which looks to take on racism in healthcare and improve the health of ...
Thornicroft, G. (2008). Stigma and discrimination limit access to mental health care. Epidemiologia E Psichiatria Sociale, 17(1 ... doi:10.1017/S1121189X00002621 "Mental Health Disparities: Diverse Populations". www.psychiatry.org. Retrieved 2020-04-30. Vega ... doi:10.1017/S1121189X00002621 Thornicroft, G. (2008). Stigma and discrimination limit access to mental health care. ... can be attributed to low-income communities being often misdiagnosed and misunderstood with their trauma or mental healthcare ...
"Health disparities are very evident" as HIV/AIDS patients are disproportionately MSM, transgender women, low-income, and/or ... "The optimal provision of health care and prevention services to sexual and gender minorities requires providers to be sensitive ... These organizations were created to serve LGBTQ people's specific healthcare concerns as well as counteract the impact of ... "New Video Emphasizes Need for LGBT Cultural Competency Trainings for Healthcare Providers". "How to Close the LGBT Health ...
Willis, Samantha (December 1, 2017). "Racial disparity in health care". Richmond Free Press. Retrieved June 1, 2020. Eller, ... There are however racial and social health disparities. With high rates of heart disease and diabetes, African Americans in ... The Virginia Board of Health regulates health care facilities, and there are ninety hospitals in Virginia with a combined ... As of 2021[update], the state's eight public mental health care facilities were 96% full, causing delays in admissions. Because ...
"Measurement Problems in the National Healthcare Disparities Report" (PDF). Retrieved Feb 10, 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged ... Approximately 7,000 doctors, health care professionals, researchers, residency training programs, and students from all over ...
However, disparities in healthcare and health outcomes have persisted. Health has been linked to social class dating back to ... SES is a fundamental cause for healthcare disparities. In the 19th century, the major causes of mortality were typically ... In the context of health care and access, power is the ability to exert one's influence to effect change on the behalf of ... At a basic level, income enables people to access and pay for health care when it is necessary or to purchase health insurance ...
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In 2006 he was editor of a special issue of American Behavioral Scientist on racial health-care disparities and communication. ... Communication and Racial Disparities in Health Care (special issue). American Behavioral Scientist 49 (6): 755-884. Thousand ...
... impacts health care accessibility within non-white minority communities by creating health disparities ... ISBN 0-2010-3376-3 Byrd, W. Michael; Clayton, Linda A. (2003). "Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Healthcare: A Background and ... Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care. pp. 455-523. ISBN 978-0-309-08532-8. "Race, Ethnicity, and the Health ... Another major disparity between race and capital punishment in the United States is that murder cases of whites were more ...
CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) "Minorities cite health care disparities". USATODAY.com. Retrieved 2020-05-23. CS1 ... It can lead to such issues as discrimination in criminal justice, employment, housing, health care, political power, and ... suppressed attainment of wealth and decreased access to health care. Institutional racism (also known as systemic racism) is a ...
He sees SCD as a condition that highlights and demonstrates healthcare disparities "where the outcomes and the experiences are ... Lee, LaTasha; Smith-Whitley, Kim; Banks, Sonja; Puckrein, Gary (November 2019). "Reducing Health Care Disparities in Sickle ... Vence L. Bonham Jr., J.D. is the current Senior Advisor to the NHGRI Director on Genomics and Health Disparities and is the ... As director of the Health Disparities Unit at NHGRI, Bonham leads a team that aims to achieve health equity in the context of ...
"Transforming Clinical Practice to Eliminate Racial-Ethnic Disparities in Healthcare." Journal of General Internal Medicine. 23 ... She specialises in the management of HIV/AIDS, health disparities and improving the quality of medical education. Stone is from ... They have one daughter who works in healthcare management. Butterfield, Stacey. "Treating HIV, teaching trainees motivate this ... admin (2015-12-28). "Faculty". Career Advancement and Leadership Skills for Women in Healthcare. Retrieved 2020-05-31. @ ...
It was because of the rising of infectious health disparities. Although healthcare institutions work tirelessly for the welfare ... Government expenditure on healthcare is about $180 per person per year, slightly more than half the average for the Latin ... Healthcare exists to provide healthiness to people and maintain their ideal conditions. In the Dominican Republic, health ... "The healthcare system in the Dominican Republic". Just Landed. 2018. Retrieved 18 November 2018. "CDC Global Health- Dominican ...
In 2020, the Coronavirus Pandemic highlighted racial disparities in healthcare. Many Black women requiring hospitalization were ... reduce maternal mortality and morbidity by providing implicit bias training as a solution for addressing racial bias in health care ...
"How Criminal System Racial Disparities May Translate into Health Disparities". Journal of Health Care for the Poor and ... AUSTIN, R. L.; ALLEN, M. D. (May 1, 2000). "Racial Disparity in Arrest Rates as an Explanation of Racial Disparity in ... In addition to disparities in enforcement, some claim that the collateral effects of the War on Drugs have established forms of ... "The Racial Disparity in U.S. Drug Arrests" (PDF). Bureau of Justice Statistics. October 1, 1995. Retrieved March 22, 2016. ...
Racial Health Care Disparities and Sickle Cell Disease (review)". Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences. 65 (3 ... Racial Health Care Disparities and Sickle Cell Disease (review)". Bulletin of the History of Medicine. 85 (3): 519-521. doi: ... Racial Health Care Disparities and Sickle Cell Disease. Carolyn Moxley Rouse (ed.). Berkeley, CA, and London, UK: PB - ... Racial Healthcare Disparities and Sickle Cell Disease (University of California Press, 2009) Televised Redemption: Black ...
... differences in health care access all contribute to these disparities. Socioeconomic determinants affecting the disparity in ... Ensuring women of all ethnic groups receive equitable health care can positively affect these disparities. Pregnancy at an ... There are ethnic disparities in the mortality rates for breast cancer as well as in breast cancer treatment. Breast cancer is ... A needle aspiration can be performed in a healthcare provider's office or clinic. A local anesthetic may be used to numb the ...
Griffith, Kevin; Evans, Leigh; Bor, Jacob (1 August 2017). "The Affordable Care Act Reduced Socioeconomic Disparities In Health ... "Federal Poverty Level (FPL) - HealthCare.gov Glossary". HealthCare.gov. Retrieved 1 April 2019. "Will you receive an Obamacare ... Federal poverty levels have direct effects on individual's healthcare. In the past years and into the present government, the ... Elements of a decent standard of living include food, water, housing, education, healthcare, transport, clothing, and other ...
"Does integrated behavioral health care reduce mental health disparities for Latinos? Initial findings". Journal of Latina/o ... Bridges, Ana J.; Anastasia, Elizabeth A. (December 2015). "Understanding service utilization disparities and depression in ... "Effects of language concordance and interpreter use on therapeutic alliance in Spanish-speaking integrated behavioral health care ... and rates of functional improvement in integrated behavioral health care patients". Journal of Consulting and Clinical ...
"Spartans join governor's task force to address racial disparities in healthcare". wkar.org. Retrieved November 4, 2020. CS1 ... Furr-Holden was named to various government task forces including the Michigan Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities and ...
Eron, Carol (1979). "Women in Medicine and Health Care". In O'Neill, Lois Decker. The Women's Book of World Records and ... Girls only needed to read (especially religious materials). This educational disparity between reading and writing explains why ...
In addition, such laws may reduce health care costs,[3] improve work productivity, and lower the overall cost of labour in the ... "Disparity in Protecting Food Service Staff from Secondhand Smoke Shows Need for Comprehensive Smoke-Free Policies, Say Groups" ... From 15 November 2013 on, smoking at working places, near and within the educational, cultural, sporting and healthcare ... Many officials view prison smoking bans as a means of reducing health-care costs.[132] ...
"Dictionary of Metaphysical Healthcare - Glossary". Quackwatch. Retrieved 12 February 2016.. *^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o ... there seems to be a disparity between some schools and available evidence regarding the aspect of radiography for patients with ... Rockville, MD: Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. pp. 9-16. OCLC 39856366. Retrieved 2008-02-14.. AHCPR Pub No. 98- ... Rockville, MD: Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. pp. 67-91. OCLC 39856366.. AHCPR Pub No. 98-N002. ...
Schooling among women 25-29 years has shown an even greater disparity. Among the less educated, 16.3% had no children, while ... Main articles: Education in Brazil and Health care in Brazil. Federal University of Paraná, in Curitiba. ...
There are particular obstacles to receiving needed health care and compensation faced by many widows and widowers of Navajo ... Further evidence of sex-based disparities in radiation-induced cancers was published in the 2006 report by the National ... the sex disparities are even greater. The BEIR VII Committee concluded that, given the same level of radiation exposure, women ...
Hartney, C. and Vuong, L. "Created Equal: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the US Criminal Justice System" (2009). ... health care services, and other institutions that can facilitate a law-abiding reentry into society".[17] Employment can also ...
This creates an enormous disparity in the quality of healthcare services between foreigners and Cubans leading to a form of ... Black market healthcare[edit]. The difficulty in gaining access to certain medicines and treatments has led to healthcare ... a b c d e An evaluation of four decades of Cuban healthcare Archived 2010-06-19 at the Wayback Machine.. Filipe Eduardo Sixto, ... "Healthcare in Cuba". Selected Works.. *^ Cuban Embassy opens in Islamabad Archived 2012-02-04 at the Wayback Machine. Islamic ...
"A 2011 study drew a link between the decline in union membership since 1973 and expanding wage disparity. Those trends have ... health care, and retirement), and working conditions through the increased bargaining power wielded by the creation of a ...
Palley, Marian Lief and Howard (2014). The Politics of Women's Health Care in the US. New York and London: Palgrave Pivot. p. ... "Disparities in Abortion Rates: A Public Health Approach". American Journal of Public Health. 103 (10): 1773. doi:10.2105/ajph. ... Abortion rates tend to be higher among minority women in the U.S. In 2000-2001, due to lower access to health care and ... the FDA issued new guidelines recommending that qualified non-physician health-care professionals be allowed to prescribe ...
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Chief catalyst for the $24.5 billion biosciences and health care industry in San Antonio.[7] ... MESA: Center for Health Disparities. *Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging ... This facility houses the RAHC clinical research center and also the South Texas VA Health Care Center. ... clinics and health care facilities in South Texas. The university offers more than 65 degrees, the large majority of them being ...
Social issues such as racial profiling,[123] the racial disparity in sentencing,[124] higher rates of poverty,[125] lower ... access to health care[126] and institutional racism[127] in general are important to the African-American community. While the ... "Racial Disparity in Sentencing: A Review of the Literature" (PDF). The Sentencing Project. Archived from the original (PDF) on ...
... disparities in the use and quality of care; and diffusion of health care technologies, including drugs, surgical procedures, ... National Health Care SurveysEdit. The National Health Care Surveys provide information about the organizations and providers ... home health care agencies, and hospice organizations. The National Health Care Surveys help study resource use, including ... that supply health care, the services they render, and the patients they serve. Provider sites surveyed include physician ...
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.. *^ a b c d e f Burbank, Patricia M., ed. (2006). Vulnerable Older ... In most parts of the world women live, on average, longer than men; even so, the disparities vary between 12 years in Russia to ... Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.. *^ a b Logue, Barbara (1993). Last Rights: Death Control and the ... Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.. *^ Steiner CA, Barett ML, Weiss AJ, Andrews RM (November 2014). " ...
Public health also takes various actions to limit the health disparities between different areas of the country and, in some ... In addition to health care interventions and a person's surroundings, a number of other factors are known to influence the ... Achieving and maintaining health is an ongoing process, shaped by both the evolution of health care knowledge and practices as ... One issue is the access of individuals and communities to health care in terms of financial, geographical or socio-cultural ...
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US). PMID 23658936.. *^ Feldner MT, Monson CM, Friedman MJ (January 2007). "A ... However, disparities were found among the different types of recovery workers.[214][215] The rate of probable PTSD for first ... Journal of Community Medicine And Healthcare. Retrieved 5 July 2019.. *^ Dixon, Laura (28 February 2009). "Lance Corporal ... These benefits may include tax-free cash payments,[217] free or low-cost mental health treatment and other healthcare,[218] ...
... healthcare disparities, diversity and advocacy, histotechnology, medical dosimetry, molecular genetic technology, diagnostic ... "Magnet Facilities: Health Care Organizations with Magnet-Designated Nursing Services". American Nurses Credentialing Center. ... "Health Care Renewal: M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Leases Its Name".. *^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-09 ...
Main article: Mental health care navigator. Mental health care navigation helps to guide patients and families through the ... "Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. 2 (1): 34-42. doi:10.1007/s40615-014-0045-z. ISSN 2196-8837. PMID 26863239.. ... The Involvement of Primary Care Physicians in Mental Health Care Following the Implementation of the Mental Health Reform. ... was launched in 1996 which sought to integrate mental health care with public health care.[128] This model has been implemented ...
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There is a clear pattern of the purchasing power parity method decreasing the disparity in GDP between high and low income (GDP ... particularly in areas such as healthcare and education.[33] Another important area that does not necessarily improve along with ...
This disparity not only contributes to the growing homeless population in Berkeley, but also presents an increased need for ...
"Amino Blog: Telling Health Care Stories with Data. Retrieved 2017-05-15.. *^ Bonsell, Shawn (2017-05-15). "Financial analysis ... Anatomy and Gender Disparity of ACL injuries Archived April 2, 2015, at the Wayback Machine. ... An increased Q angle and hormonal differences are a few examples of the gender disparity in ACL tear rates.[6] ... 500 million health care dollar will come from ACL injuries. ACL injuries can be categorized into groups- contact and non- ...
Raphael, Dennis (2010). Staying Alive: Critical Perspectives on Health, Illness, and Health Care. Canada: Canadian Scholars' ... Marmot, Michael G.; Bell, Ruth (2009). "Action on Health Disparities in the United States". JAMA. 301 (11): 1169-71. doi: ... Marmot, Michael G.; Bell, Ruth (2009). "Action on Health Disparities in the United States". JAMA. 301 (11): 1169-71. doi: ... These inequalities may exist in the context of the health care system, or in broader social approaches. According to the WHO's ...
One of the starkest disparities emerged in the prosecution of misdemeanor drug crimes like possession of marijuana or cocaine. ... but the recent growth in the number of companies adopting no-smoker rules has been driven by a surge of interest among health care ... and racial disparities have been found to exist in the enforcement and prosecution of drug laws.[107][108][109] Discrimination ... "Data Show Racial Disparity in Crack Sentencing". U.S. News and World Report. Archived from the original on 2015-07-06 ...
Tourist areas tend to have more reliable power, as do business, travel, healthcare, and vital infrastructure.[143] Concentrated ... His rule was criticized for a growing disparity between rich and poor. It was, however, praised for an ambitious infrastructure ... There was progress in healthcare, education, and transportation, with the building of hospitals and clinics, schools, and roads ...
Hartney, Christopher; Vuong, Linh (March 2009). "Created Equal: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the US Criminal 2 Justice ... who decide whether or not a person with a mental illness-who is posing a threat to themselves or others-is sent into the health care ... February 2015). "Native Lives Matter Report." Sarche, Michelle; Spicer, Paul (2008-01-01). "Poverty and Health Disparities for ... 2010). Mental health disparities: American Indians and Alaska Natives. Retrieved from http://www.integration.samhsa.gov/ ...
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There is a disparity between the sides in naming some of the battles of the war. The Union forces frequently named battles for ... Paul Broun Compares Health Care Reform To 'The Great War Of Yankee Aggression' "If ObamaCare passes, that free insurance card ... However, not all of the disparities are based on these naming conventions. Many modern accounts of Civil War battles use the ...
A market opening already underway in law and accounting will widen, but major service sectors such as education and healthcare ... Opposition arguments tend to focus on perceived disparities in the agreement as well as public opinion. Advocates tend to focus ...
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... ResearchHealthStates Taking Steps to Address Health Care Disparities ... Racial disparities in maternal mortality may reflect differences in access to care, quality of care and prevalence of chronic ... States Taking Steps to Address Health Disparities. By Ida Cossitt-Glesner , Jan. 15, 2021 , State Legislatures Magazine ... Health disparities, particularly those highlighted by COVID-19, remain a priority for lawmakers, who have moved a variety of ...
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  • Lawmakers have also established or modified institutions to study and address racial disparities in maternal health outcomes. (ncsl.org)
  • The outcomes from such initiatives have inspired more health and community organizations to work together to reduce health disparities. (thehealthcareblog.com)
  • 3 Numerous efforts are underway to reduce or eliminate racial and ethnic health care disparities, and to address some of the social factors that affect health care outcomes. (kff.org)
  • This review will address specific areas of disparity in cancer care, including prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes, and will consider steps toward resolving these issues. (cancernetwork.com)
  • In this issue of ONCOLOGY , Derek Raghavan outlines the reasons for and potential solutions to disparities in cancer outcomes in the United States. (cancernetwork.com)
  • Most startling, the analysis found that even after taking into account income, neighborhood, comorbid illnesses, and health insurance type - factors typically invoked to explain racial disparities - health outcomes among blacks, in particular, were still worse than whites. (commonwealthfund.org)
  • Less directed efforts to improve health outcomes, ones for instance that fail to consider the particular factors that may lead to worse outcomes for blacks, Hispanics, or other patients of color, may not lead to equal gains across groups - and in some cases may exacerbate racial health disparities. (commonwealthfund.org)
  • Given that the charge of the committee was limited to disparities in health care (versus the larger issue of health outcomes), specific areas of exploration included health system factors (financial and institutional arrangements, structural processes of care, etc.), provider factors (communication in the medical encounter, the effect of race/ethnicity on clinical decision-making, etc.), and consumer factors (patient preferences). (harvard.edu)
  • Moreover, the study found that the hospital a VPTB baby is born in accounts for 40 percent of the disparity in outcomes between black and white babies and roughly 30 percent of the difference in outcomes for Hispanic and white babies. (healthcarefinancenews.com)
  • This makes us think about how those disparities manifest in morbidities as well as the possibility that quality of care can influence these outcomes. (healthcarefinancenews.com)
  • Encourages research "aimed at identifying effective strategies to eliminate disparities in cancer health outcomes in all at-risk populations. (texmed.org)
  • Disparities in cardiovascular outcomes are prevalent in the United States and may be improved by programs that focus on improving medication adherence. (ajmc.com)
  • The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has taken steps to reduce disparities in health care outcomes linked to race and ethnicity, but lacks mechanisms to measure progress and ensure accountability for results. (gao.gov)
  • VA funds research efforts that have identified disparities in health care outcomes involving minority veterans, but rely on data that VA officials and researchers noted have weaknesses in completeness and accuracy. (gao.gov)
  • Further, VA officials reported that data weaknesses limit their ability to identify and address disparities in health care outcomes in their medical centers. (gao.gov)
  • Without doing so, VA medical center officials cannot readily identify and address disparities in health care outcomes by race and ethnicity. (gao.gov)
  • VA has identified racial and ethnic disparities in its health care outcomes, mirroring trends seen across the United States. (gao.gov)
  • GAO's report examines, among other issues, (1) the extent to which VA has taken steps to advance health equity for racial and ethnic minority veterans, and (2) VA's efforts to use race and ethnicity data to identify and address disparities in health care outcomes involving minority veterans. (gao.gov)
  • Unfortunately, disparities exist in breast cancer outcomes between racial groups in the US. (hindawi.com)
  • In addition to SES, differential levels of healthcare resources at the neighborhood level have also been examined in previous studies as potentially contributing to racial disparities in cancer outcomes [ 29 - 36 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • Disparities experienced by LGBTQ patients, especially in cancer care, can lead to poorer outcomes and overall health. (moffitt.org)
  • Through cross-industry partnerships, our ability to adopt technologies designed to end the disparities in health outcomes due to race, ethnicity, or gender increases exponentially," said Carladenise Edwards, Ph.D., Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Henry Ford Health System. (dotmed.com)
  • Rural people seem to be more accepting of illness and death and take responsibility for their less than 'standard of care' healthcare decisions, often leading to poorer outcomes. (wustl.edu)
  • Significant disparities in both the processes of care and health outcomes relevant to diabetes management persist across the country. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • North Carolina initiated a study to assess the ability of its health care workforce to address the needs of minority populations experiencing health disparities. (ncsl.org)
  • Massachusetts created a task force to study and make policy recommendations that address disparities for underserved or underrepresented populations and for people with disabilities during the pandemic. (ncsl.org)
  • Differences in access to healthcare across different populations is the main reason for existing disparities in healthcare provision. (news-medical.net)
  • Lack of financial resources - Lack of available finance is a barrier to healthcare for many Americans but access to healthcare is reduced most among minority populations. (news-medical.net)
  • Lack of healthcare providers - In areas where minority populations are concentrated such as inner cities and rural areas, the number of health practitioners and diagnostic facilities is often inadequate. (news-medical.net)
  • Health equity has two parts - unhealthy populations, and access to healthcare once those populations fall ill. (wikipedia.org)
  • This award program was informed by NCQA's earlier work (2004-2005) funded by The California Endowment to investigate the feasibility for health plans to develop and implement culturally and linguistically appropriate care and to monitor health care disparities among managed care populations. (ncqa.org)
  • When these differences adversely affect disadvantaged populations, they are known as health disparities . (nih.gov)
  • This collaborative group is committed to eliminating disparities by reducing the age at which children from underserved populations are diagnosed and has several projects that are nearing completion. (nih.gov)
  • Other programs such as the "National Program to Eliminate Diabetes Related Disparities in Vulnerable Populations," leveraged community partners and resources to increase food security, health literacy, and physical spaces for active living. (thehealthcareblog.com)
  • Notably, Medicare and Medicaid as national health programs help reduce health disparities and inequity in the most vulnerable populations. (cdc.gov)
  • If we, as pharmacists, are going to help reduce the health disparities in underserved populations, this study shows the first step we all need to make. (ucsfhealth.org)
  • Federal efforts to reduce disparities focus on designated priority populations who are vulnerable to health and health care disparities, including people of color, low-income groups, women, children, older adults, individuals with special health care needs, and individuals living in rural and inner-city areas. (kff.org)
  • Garth Graham, the Department of Health and Human Services' Deputy Assistant Secretary of Minority Health, says the nation can use heath information technology to reduce care disparities in the poor and minority populations. (healthcareitnews.com)
  • Also, data show racial and ethnic minorities experience disproportionately higher rates of disease, inferior quality of care and reduced access to care as compared to their white counterparts Understanding disparities and their geographic variations is important to inform policy decisions and to identify populations and localities to target for interventions. (ncmedsoc.org)
  • It provides users with a quick and easy way to identify areas with large numbers of vulnerable populations to target interventions that address racial and ethnic disparities. (ncmedsoc.org)
  • These five providers have made control for every single patient their goal in the face of health disparities that put some populations at greater risk. (hhs.gov)
  • Disrupting Disparities in Pennsylvania: Retooling for Geographic, Racial and Ethnic Growth" shows that health inequities are most acute among those living in rural and low resourced areas of the state, and among underrepresented populations (particularly Black/African American and Latino), who lack access to health care, experience digital divide and face persistent local healthcare workforce shortages. (infosurhoy.com)
  • Children from vulnerable populations, such as rural residents, face significant disparities in care. (ovid.com)
  • Despite some recent successes in narrowing disparate gaps in care among select populations, 3 the reduction or elimination of most health disparities has remained elusive to providers, researchers, and policy-makers. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • Both also spoke about their efforts to reduce healthcare disparities in their communities, such as collecting data on their patient populations. (fiercehealthcare.com)
  • With the Affordable Care Act rapidly increasing the percentage of minority groups with insurance coverage, healthcare organizations face the challenge of serving more diverse patient populations. (fiercehealthcare.com)
  • MN Community Measurement will produce the Health Care Disparities Report annually and has begun to work with medical groups to collect race, ethnicity and language information which may lead to new methods to improve results for all populations. (bio-medicine.org)
  • The Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions (HCHDS), a research center within the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, strives to eradicate disparities in health and health care among racial and ethnic groups, socioeconomic groups, and geopolitical categories such as urban, rural, and suburban populations. (wikipedia.org)
  • Executives from a broad range of health care-focused organizations - including hospitals, health centers, medical schools and public health departments - across the U.S. and from other countries participate in a two-day training session in Boston that focuses on defining disparities and their causes, developing strategies to identify and address disparities and fostering the leadership and change-management skills to implement those strategies. (eurekalert.org)
  • These health-care organizations are clearly distinguishing themselves as national leaders by taking action to identify and address disparities, and their hard work and accomplishments are worthy of recognition," Betancourt said. (ucdavis.edu)
  • The Institute of Medicine (IOM) landmark report, Unequal Treatment , provides compelling evidence that racial/ethnic disparities persist in medical care for a number of health conditions and services. (kff.org)
  • Racial/ethnic disparities in health persist today even when comparing groups of similar SES. (kff.org)
  • In spite of all the research, government reports and initiatives, health care disparities persist and in some cases have worsened. (ssrn.com)
  • Like heart disease and cancer, serious stroke disparities persist in America. (getbetterhealth.com)
  • These early disparities set a trajectory for later life, as health differences in the short term can persist and be amplified over the long term. (healthcarefinancenews.com)
  • These disparities persist even in a country with general healthcare coverage and low out-of-pocket payments. (springer.com)
  • These disparities persist and have been exacerbated by COVID-19. (infosurhoy.com)
  • Learn ways hospital Trustees can contribute to addressing health equity and reducing health care disparities. (aha.org)
  • Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Research shows individuals with developmental disabilities experience significant disparities in healthcare quality, access, status and unmet needs. (upi.com)
  • For years, social conditions that have led to poor health have also combined with limited resources and unequal access to quality care to create significant disparities in underserved areas of Pennsylvania. (infosurhoy.com)
  • There are significant disparities in care facing children with hearing loss. (ovid.com)
  • Racial disparities in maternal mortality may reflect differences in access to care, quality of care and prevalence of chronic disease, as well as racial bias or unequal treatment in health care. (ncsl.org)
  • That report, "Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care," disclosed wide differences between minorities and whites in the quality of care they receive. (wickedlocal.com)
  • Health disparities are the differences in the incidence or prevalence of disease between genders or ethnic or racial groups. (wickedlocal.com)
  • Health care disparities, however, represent the differences in care that s delivered for a certain condition. (wickedlocal.com)
  • Scholars and researchers have asserted a panoply of causes for the continuation of racial disparities in access to quality health care and health care status, including, cultural differences, insurance status, socioeconomic status, and education levels. (ssrn.com)
  • We must not overemphasize biologic differences between the races as reasons for the disparities. (cancernetwork.com)
  • The new initiative will funnel one million dollars into detailed tracking of racial differences in patient care and cultural awareness training for healthcare providers. (democracynow.org)
  • Research suggests that implicit bias may contribute to health care disparities by shaping physician behavior and producing differences in medical treatment along the lines of race, ethnicity, gender or other characteristics. (nih.gov)
  • Health and health care disparities refer to differences in health and health care between population groups. (kff.org)
  • Health and health care disparities often refer to differences that cannot be explained by variations in health needs, patient preferences, or treatment recommendations. (kff.org)
  • Differences in the use of evidence-based cardiovascular (CV) therapies, such as percutaneous coronary intervention and bypass surgery, are believed to contribute to the persistent racial and ethnic disparities in patients with coronary artery disease. (ajmc.com)
  • Health care disparities are the result of discrimination, differences in access to quality health care, socioeconomic barriers, and cultural barriers. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • Disparities in mental health care expenditures among children and young adults were similar to visit rate patterns, suggesting that visit numbers influenced racial and ethnic differences rather than prices. (healio.com)
  • Race and ethnic differences in health insurance status, income, and educational attainment are factors often listed as contributors to observed disparities in healthcare use. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • In particular, the IOM report highlights differences in the way that healthcare systems are organized, financed and the availability of services as contributors to lower utilization by racial and ethnic minorities. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • Health care disparities have been defined as, "[differences] in the overall rate of disease incidence, prevalence, morbidity, mortality, or survival rates in [a given subpopulation] as compared to the health status of the general population. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • 2 Health care disparities can be broadly classified as either differences in the quality of care received or in access to care. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • In this Institute for Diversity and Health Equity Spotlight Feature, Passavant Area Hospital in rural central Illinois shares how its community-focused approach to reducing disparities in health care is supporting pediatric asthma treatment and prevention. (aha.org)
  • Despite these factors, several studies have shown that where access to care is equal, outcome disparities become indiscernible. (facs.org)
  • To determine the metrics and analyses required to accurately assess the magnitude of health care disparities in the various disciplines of surgery. (facs.org)
  • To develop specific strategies for addressing health care disparities in select surgical environments. (facs.org)
  • To promote "best practices" in combating health care disparities in surgery. (facs.org)
  • To help develop resources aimed at major strategic initiatives designed to address the health care disparities in the care of the surgical patient. (facs.org)
  • Some legislatures, including those in Delaware and Georgia , have formally recognized these racial disparities in maternal care through legislative resolutions. (ncsl.org)
  • California required implicit bias training for all perinatal health care providers, and Michigan established that community-based residency training programs should address health disparities and local maternal and child health issues. (ncsl.org)
  • The law had three key components aimed at combating healthcare inequality - mandating that every citizen has a minimum level of insurance coverage, providing free health care insurance for residents earning less than 150% of the federal poverty level and mandating employers with more than 10 "full-time" employees to provide healthcare insurance. (wikipedia.org)
  • Focusing on Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) that address disparities is an essential step towards quality health care for all. (ncqa.org)
  • The free toolkit, developed by NCQA in collaboration with Eli Lilly and Company, is a resource for health care organizations wanting to undertake quality improvement initiatives to improve culturally and linguistically appropriate services and to reduce disparities in care. (ncqa.org)
  • Wendy Stone, Ph.D. , at the University of Washington, is testing a complementary intervention that aims to reduce disparities by improving screening and referral procedures in primary care pediatric practices. (nih.gov)
  • Although health care disparities associated with sociodemographic characteristics are well known, almost no information exists about another potentially important source of disparity for children: How does state of residence affect mental health service use? (aappublications.org)
  • Our objective was to examine disparities in preventive oral health care among US adults with diabetes. (cdc.gov)
  • Adults with diabetes reported suboptimal preventive oral health care behaviors in use of preventive dental services and interproximal dental cleaning than people without diabetes, despite their health disparity related to periodontal disease. (cdc.gov)
  • Nonetheless, few population-based studies have examined disparities in oral health preventive care behaviors. (cdc.gov)
  • And heaven forbid I walk in there wearing jeans and a T-shirt," Reed, who is black, told about 200 Central Florida health-care professionals at a meeting Thursday to discuss disparities in health care for minorities. (orlandosentinel.com)
  • The disparities exist regardless of the race of the health-care provider, Agwunobi said. (orlandosentinel.com)
  • Ebola: Underscoring the Global Disparities of Health Care Resources. (eurekalert.org)
  • Racial/ethnic disparities in health care have received much national attention recently, but few studies have focused on disparities among children. (rwjf.org)
  • Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Health Care: What are the Options? (kff.org)
  • Racial and ethnic disparities in health care - whether in insurance coverage, access, or quality of care - are one of many factors producing inequalities in health status in the United States. (kff.org)
  • Yet despite these many efforts, disparities in access to quality care remain, and for some measures being tracked, gaps in care are getting larger rather than smaller. (kff.org)
  • Disparities in quality of care are not getting smaller. (kff.org)
  • Although attention to racial/ethnic disparities in care has increased among policymakers, there is little consensus on what can or should be done to reduce these disparities. (kff.org)
  • The U.S. Congress provided early leadership on the issue by legislatively mandating the IOM study on health care disparities, creating the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health, and requiring DHHS to produce the National Healthcare Disparities Report . (kff.org)
  • Efforts to raise the public's awareness of racial/ethnic health care disparities have achieved modest success. (kff.org)
  • William Rogers, a research assistant professor in the department of psychiatry, and Dana Gelb Safran, an associate professor of medicine, co-authored the report with three collaborators from the University of Washington about disparities in health care. (tufts.edu)
  • It is the first to demonstrate how physicians influence disparities in patients' experiences and indicates that commercially insured Latino and black patients are more likely to receive care in low-performing primary-care physician practices. (tufts.edu)
  • They conclude that "if reducing ethnic and racial disparities in patients' experiences of primary care is a priority, initiatives might achieve the largest impact by focusing on low-performing practices with high concentrations of racial and ethnic minority patients. (tufts.edu)
  • We can and will address health disparities for our community by helping African-Americans #GetCovered through the Affordable Care Act. (denverpost.com)
  • Although progress has been made, "overwhelming evidence shows that racial and ethnic minorities are prone to poorer-quality healthcare than white Americans," according to Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care, Updated 2010 , a position paper released by the American College of Physicians, an internal medicine society composed of 130,000 physicians and medical students. (modernhealthcare.com)
  • Several statistics are cited to illustrate disparities in care: 34% of Latinos lack health insurance compared with 13% of whites, the paper notes, and racial and ethnic minorities diagnosed with dementia are 30% less likely than whites to use anti-dementia medications. (modernhealthcare.com)
  • The report also mentions a Commonwealth Fund survey that indicates that use of the medical home model can reduce disparities in healthcare access and improve the quality of care received in both preventive medicine and chronic disease management. (modernhealthcare.com)
  • It s important here to distinguish between health disparities and health care disparities. (wickedlocal.com)
  • The significance of disparities in care is obvious: they negatively affect patients health. (wickedlocal.com)
  • Providers are urged to attain what is called "cultural competency," described by The Office of Minority Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as one of the main ingredients in closing the disparities gap in health care. (wickedlocal.com)
  • Our message for providers is to be conscious that disparities in care do exist, work to attain a greater cultural competency, and understand the community you serve. (wickedlocal.com)
  • Patients and providers working together, engaged in shared decision-making, is the best way to reduce disparities in care. (wickedlocal.com)
  • The need to expand access and decrease health care disparities for communities of color is greater than ever. (oregonlive.com)
  • Point (Overview): Interpersonal and institutional racial biases are the principal reasons for racial disparities in accessing health care and disparities in African Americans' health status, which can only be addressed by acknowledging and putting an end to interpersonal and institutional racial bias in the health care system that adversely affects the health status African-Americans. (ssrn.com)
  • Counterpoint (Overview): The irrational structure of health care, which is based on ability to pay, rather than need is the main cause of racial disparities in health, which will not be equalized until the structure of the health care system is fixed or when African Americans' economic inequalities are addressed. (ssrn.com)
  • Decades of government reports and research studies have shown that racial disparities in accessing quality health care and health status continue to exist, particularly between African-Americans and Caucasians. (ssrn.com)
  • In 1985, the Secretary of HHS issued a landmark report, the Heckler Report, which exposed the existence of racial disparities in the U.S. health care system (Office of the Director, 1985). (ssrn.com)
  • In 2003, the groundbreaking Institute of Medicine Study ("IOM study") Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Healthcare acknowledged the continuation of racial disparities in health status and accessing health care and provided suggestions for the elimination of these disparities (IOM, 2003). (ssrn.com)
  • In addition to these reports, empirical research studies have shown that racial disparities in health care have worsened. (ssrn.com)
  • In response to this data, the government has issued several initiatives to put an end to racial disparities in access to health care and health status. (ssrn.com)
  • In 1998, President Bill Clinton announced the Initiative to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care that was supposed to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities in six key areas of health status, including infant mortality, by the year 2010. (ssrn.com)
  • In 2000, the Healthy People 2010 initiative was issued with an objective of eliminating racial disparities in health care. (ssrn.com)
  • In 2010, the Healthy People 2020 initiative expanded the goal of eliminating racial disparities in health care to include achieving health equity and improving the health of all groups. (ssrn.com)
  • The program will provide a degree to Health Care Disparities, Diversity and Advocacy majors and can be a degree completion program for students who have academic and/or professional experience in a health care related field. (mdanderson.org)
  • Graduates can use this education to develop professional growth in their clinical expertise or seek employment in health care disparities, diversity or patient advocacy. (mdanderson.org)
  • Attorney Sanford Cloud, chairman and chief executive officer of The Cloud Company LLC, agreed that baseline information on the apparent health care disparity must be collected "or we won t know what we re doing. (nhregister.com)
  • Juan Figueroa, lawyer, former state representative and president of the Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut, said that the disparity in care is more than a medical problem. (nhregister.com)
  • Disparity in care is a civil rights issue. (nhregister.com)
  • The Connecticut Health Foundation s report on health care disparities, "Pathways to Equal Health," is available online at www.cfgnh.org . (nhregister.com)
  • Beginning with the 2014 reports, findings on health care quality and health care disparities are integrated into a single document that provides a comprehensive overview of the quality of health care received by the general U.S. population and disparities in care experienced by different racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. (ahrq.gov)
  • In light of this growing problem the JCPA reaffirms its support for quality, affordable health care coverage, regardless of income, in accordance with our 2000 resolution on healthcare. (jewishpublicaffairs.org)
  • We call for passage of legislation which would address the crisis of racial and class disparities in health care. (jewishpublicaffairs.org)
  • Racial and ethnic disparities in cardiovascular health care are well documented. (nih.gov)
  • His discussion applies to health-care disparities in other diseases as well. (cancernetwork.com)
  • An analysis of survey data from participants in the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)-based Disparities Leadership Program - a yearlong executive education initiative designed to help health care leaders address racial and ethnic disparities in health care services - has identified five important strategies that helped participants implement successful projects for their institutions. (eurekalert.org)
  • He was part of the panel for the Institute of Medicine that published "Unequal Treatment," a 2003 study examining racial disparities in health care. (democracynow.org)
  • Recommendations for teaching about racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care. (nih.gov)
  • To address these pervasive disparities, health care professionals should learn more about them and the roles they can play in eliminating them, but few curricula are focused on understanding and addressing racial and ethnic health disparities, and well-accepted guidelines on what and how to teach in this complex area are lacking. (nih.gov)
  • The broad goal of a curriculum on disparities should be for learners to develop a commitment to eliminating inequities in health care quality by understanding and assuming their professional role in addressing this pressing health care crisis. (nih.gov)
  • Although multiple studies have documented such racial/ethnic disparities among adults, few studies have examined racial/ethnic disparities in the health care of children. (aappublications.org)
  • For example, only 5 of 103 studies in the extensive literature review by the Institute of Medicine of health care disparities specifically addressed racial/ethnic disparities in children's health care. (aappublications.org)
  • 2 In addition, little is known about whether younger children experience racial/ethnic disparities in health care. (aappublications.org)
  • Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine racial/ethnic disparities in early childhood health and health care using a nationally representative sample. (aappublications.org)
  • To combat these disparities, advocates say health care professionals must explicitly acknowledge that race and racism factor into health care. (commonwealthfund.org)
  • In this issue of Transforming Care, we consider the roles of implicit bias and structural racism in creating and perpetuating racial health disparities. (commonwealthfund.org)
  • Many are taking part in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Pursuing Equity Initiative or have been recognized by the American Hospital Association's Equity of Care Awards . (commonwealthfund.org)
  • Primary research question: whether a primary prevention intervention of either diet and lifestyle coaching or an intensive pharmacotherapy protocol is more effective than usual care in improving rates of HTN control in blacks and thereby reducing disparities between black and white. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Achieving health care equity and eliminating health care disparities are a top goal of hospitals and health systems. (aha.org)
  • The American Hospital Association, Association of American Medical Colleges, American College of Healthcare Executives, Catholic Health Association of the United States, and National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems have launched a call to action to eliminate health care disparities. (aha.org)
  • Earlier this year, NIST published a report - Human Factors Guidance to Prevent Health care Disparities with the Adoption of EHRs - which declares that "wide adoption and Meaningful Use of EHR systems" by providers and patients could impact health care disparities. (getbetterhealth.com)
  • What level of disparity in health care are we willing to tolerate? (tuftsmedicalcenter.org)
  • We are taught to identify barriers to care and think critically about solutions to health disparities. (diverseeducation.com)
  • In 1999, the United States Congress commissioned the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to study the issue of racial and ethnic disparities in health care. (harvard.edu)
  • and (2) despite interventions to equalize population health, racial/ethnic disparities exist in the quality of health care patients are receiving. (harvard.edu)
  • This paper summarily charts the IOM's landmark study, entitled "Unequal Treatment," and concludes with its recommendations for eliminating racial/ethnic disparities in health care. (harvard.edu)
  • Despite significant progress in addressing racial/ethnic health disparities, equally concerning is the emerging literature on racial/ethnic disparities in quality of care for those with access to the medical system. (harvard.edu)
  • Whereas racial/ethnic disparities in health were deemed "unacceptable yet understandable" given the persistent racial and socioeconomic inequalities in the US today, the racial/ethnic disparities in health care highlighted by this research seemed unconscionable. (harvard.edu)
  • Although the medical profession strives for equal treatment of all patients, disparities in health care are prevalent. (nih.gov)
  • We conclude that the contribution of implicit bias to health care disparities could decrease if all physicians acknowledged their susceptibility to it, and deliberately practiced perspective-taking and individuation when providing patient care. (nih.gov)
  • We further conclude that increasing the number of African American/Black physicians could reduce the impact of implicit bias on health care disparities because they exhibit significantly less implicit race bias. (nih.gov)
  • Based on recommendations from TMA's Committee on Cancer, the House voted to adopt new policy to tackle racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and geographic health disparities when it comes to cancer specifically, and took initial steps to address health care disparities overall. (texmed.org)
  • Also recognizing that TMA does not have policy on health care disparities in general, the house adopted a recommendation to form a workgroup focused on the subject. (texmed.org)
  • 1. What are Health and Health Care Disparities? (kff.org)
  • 2. Why do Health and Health Care Disparities Matter? (kff.org)
  • Disparities in health and health care not only affect the groups facing disparities, but also limit overall gains in quality of care and health for the broader population and result in unnecessary costs. (kff.org)
  • The Affordable Care Act (ACA) coverage expansions helped narrow longstanding disparities in health coverage for people of color and low income individuals. (kff.org)
  • The ACA also included other provisions focused on addressing disparities and the 2011 Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Disparities Action Plan set out a series of priorities, strategies, actions, and goals to achieve a vision of "a nation free of disparities in health and health care. (kff.org)
  • Disparities in "health" and "health care" are related, but not synonymous, concepts. (kff.org)
  • A complex and interrelated set of individual, provider, health system, societal, and environmental factors contribute to disparities in health and health care. (kff.org)
  • How health care is organized, financed, and delivered also shapes disparities. (kff.org)
  • Health and health care disparities are commonly viewed through the lens of race and ethnicity, but they occur across a broad range of dimensions. (kff.org)
  • Further research is needed on the impact of value-based insurance design programs on reducing racial disparities in cardiovascular care. (ajmc.com)
  • Even that won't be enough, however, if quality improvement efforts don't address known disparities in health and health care in the United States, according to physician-researchers at the University of Michigan Health System. (healthcanal.com)
  • If we don't address disparities in health and health care, we will fundamentally limit how much health care quality can improve. (healthcanal.com)
  • For Davis, a health policy researcher and primary care physician, the recent history of childhood vaccination efforts in the United States illustrates how effective policies can be when disparities are not only acknowledged but tackled, head-on. (healthcanal.com)
  • Although efforts to improve health care quality are in the sights of the ACA, disparities fall in its programmatic blind spot," says Davis. (healthcanal.com)
  • and in times when health care reform continues to be transformed, disparities may affect some ethnic groups more than others. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • Health care disparities are not only based on access. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • The risk factors that predispose this ethnic group to certain disparities should be evaluated to determine how to reduce such risks and disparities in care. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • Demographics A major goal is to reduce health care disparities in the United States. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • In 2012, VA established the Office of Health Equity to identify and address health care outcome disparities and to develop an action plan to achieve health equity. (gao.gov)
  • The HITECH Act, the HIT portion of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, emphasizes data collection on ethnicity, race and gender in order to better document care disparities. (healthcareitnews.com)
  • The study, commissioned by Washington-based think tank The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, found that the U.S. lost $1.24 trillion between 2003 and 2006 through disparities in minority care. (somd.com)
  • The issue of racial disparity in health care reform becomes more important considering the rapidly changing demographics of the nation, according to Brian Smedley, vice president and director of the Health Policy Institute of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. (somd.com)
  • Earlier in the day, Edwards joined House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and other members of the Democratic Women's Working Group at a news conference to draw attention to another kind of health care disparity-this time against women. (somd.com)
  • To assess racial and ethnic disparities in pediatric and young adult mental health and substance abuse care, researchers analyzed nationally representative data from the 2006 to 2012 Medical Expenditure Panel Surveys for children aged 18 years and younger and young adults aged 18 to 34 years. (healio.com)
  • My colleagues and I are seeing this one: the rise of a new health care disparity, because it is harder for poor people to access medical cannabis than it is for wealthier people. (statnews.com)
  • Without a more equitable system, this new health care disparity will become entrenched alongside so many others, leaving many of those most in need of medical cannabis without access to it. (statnews.com)
  • We used five measures of healthcare use: office based physician visits, outpatient department physician visits, visits to nurses and physician's assistants, visits to other health professionals, and having a usual source of care (USC). (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • Therefore, efforts to improve access to health care services and to eliminate healthcare disparities for African Americans and Hispanics should not only focus on individual-level factors but also include community-level factors. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • Health care disparities in the acute management of venous thromboembolism based on insurance status in the U.S. (nih.gov)
  • This study identified disparities in medical care and resource utilization for medical VTE patients based on insurance. (nih.gov)
  • The Disparities Leadership Program is the first program of its kind in the nation, and is designed for leaders from hospitals, health insurance plans, and other health-care organizations who are seeking to develop practical strategies to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health care. (ucdavis.edu)
  • It is about helping individuals and their health-care organizations understand the critical connection between improving quality and eliminating disparities in care through a concerted, coordinated effort to change our health-care system," said Joseph R. Betancourt, director of the Disparities Solutions Center at MGH, and a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee, which produced the 2002 landmark report "Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Health Care. (ucdavis.edu)
  • This report revealed striking disparities in the quality of health-care services delivered to minority and white patients - even for patients of the same socioeconomic background and access to care. (ucdavis.edu)
  • For a field with such an extensive, prolific history of emphasizing compassion and care for those in need, it is expected (and often assumed) that healthcare providers treat every patient with a fundamental respect for the human condition, unwavering empathy, and superior levels of social and cultural competency. (georgetown.edu)
  • For citizens that already face a significant commute to reach a healthcare facility, these closures further limit the ability of rural Americans to access both emergency and preventative care. (wustl.edu)
  • Despite progress observed over the time period studied, a substantial portion of black-white disparities in mortality could be reduced given more equitable access to medical care and health interventions. (comminit.com)
  • What Causes Racial Health Care Disparities? (umassmed.edu)
  • This collection of an interactive CD and brochure provides an opportunity for individual or group dialogue and reflection about racial disparity in health care and the importance of cultural competence. (chausa.org)
  • As part of providing the best care and reducing health disparities, the clinic has a Spanish-language website and doctors and staff who are bilingual in English and Spanish. (hhs.gov)
  • A new report by AARP Pennsylvania and Drexel University's College of Nursing and Health Professions highlights how geographic, racial/ethnic and economic factors are combining to restrict access to health care services for many Pennsylvanians, creating disparities that have become more pronounced during the COVID-19 pandemic. (infosurhoy.com)
  • The COVID-19 public health crisis has wreaked havoc on older Pennsylvanians, bringing to the forefront the deep disparities that exist in access to health care and internet connectivity," said AARP Pennsylvania State Director Bill Johnston-Walsh. (infosurhoy.com)
  • The objective of this review is to assess the current disparities in pediatric hearing healthcare delivery, describe the barriers of efficient and effective pediatric hearing health care, and explore the innovations to improve pediatric hearing healthcare delivery. (ovid.com)
  • Advances, such as improved screening programs and the expansion of care through remote services, may help to ameliorate these disparities. (ovid.com)
  • Disparities in diabetes care are prevalent in the United States. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • The authors focus the discussion on aspects relevant to the patient-provider dyad and provide practical considerations for the primary care provider's role in helping to diminish and eliminate disparities in diabetes care. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • E ver since the Institute of Medicine issued its 2002 report titled, "Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care," 1 there has been a steady increase in the awareness, measurement, and documentation of disparate health care trends across America. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • Diabetes care represents an important area of national focus as efforts continue toward eliminating health care disparities and improving the overall health of all Americans. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • 1 ) provide an overview of disparities specific to the care of patients with diabetes, 2 ) highlight some of the potential causes of these disparities while providing an overview of past and current efforts to address them, and 3 ) provide considerations for the primary care provider's role in helping to reduce and eliminate disparate trends in diabetes care. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • Health-care inequities underscore racial disparities in prost. (bio-medicine.org)
  • The study finds African-American men access healthcare resources, including primary care physicians, infrequently, constrained by its limited availability, resulting in distrustful and irregular interactions. (bio-medicine.org)
  • As a result, many of the graduates of this school established practices, got involved in civic engagement and helped narrow down that system of disparity in health care. (njbiz.com)
  • Disparities in Preconception Health Care: An Overview Rosaly Correa-de-Araujo, M.D., M.Sc. (slideserve.com)
  • Our patient suffered from multiple risk factors associated with health care disparity, including homelessness, HIV, and schizophrenia. (emra.org)
  • Several Minnesota Medical Groups Improve Care for Patients Served by Minnesota Health Care Programs, but Disparities G... ( MN Community Measurement issues secon. (bio-medicine.org)
  • The report is the second annual report on health care disparities -- a first in the nation effort to provide a large-scale comparison by medical group of the care for public program patients in managed care and that for patients with other insurance. (bio-medicine.org)
  • You can't improve what you don't measure, so if health care reform is going to reduce disparities it must build on the work of regional and multi-stakeholder collaboratives like MN Community Measurement to collect and publicly report information on how well health care providers are doing," said Chase. (bio-medicine.org)
  • RNs delivered a petition calling on the NYS Department of Health to end policies that worsen healthcare disparities, including hospital cuts and closures in low-income communities of color, outsourcing of vital healthcare services leading to substandard care, and unsafe RN staffing levels. (nysna.org)
  • We are 42,000 nurses working together to win safe staffing, keep hospitals open for care, stop the Wall Street attack on our patients, and win healthcare for all. (nysna.org)
  • The HCHDS works collaboratively with community-based organizations, historically black colleges, and minority serving institutions to advance knowledge on the causes of health and health care disparities and develop interventions to eliminate them. (wikipedia.org)
  • The mission of the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions is to generate and disseminate knowledge to reduce racial/ethnic and social class disparities in health status and health care through research, training, community partnerships, and advocacy. (wikipedia.org)
  • Greater awareness of the content areas in which parents require more guidance can help clinicians devise parent-centered strategies to reduce identified knowledge deficits and may both increase the quality of care and reduce disparities in child health. (wikipedia.org)
  • Each year since 2003, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has produced the National Healthcare Quality Report and the National Healthcare Disparities Report. (ahrq.gov)
  • Internet Citation: Selected Findings From the 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities. (ahrq.gov)
  • What are the root causes of these disparities? (aha.org)
  • What are some disparities associated with maternal and child health in your community? (aha.org)
  • The Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions was established in October 2002 with a 5-year grant from the National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD), of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under the Centers of Excellence in Partnerships for Community Outreach, Research on Health Disparities, and Training program (Project EXPORT). (wikipedia.org)
  • As policymakers and members of the Black Democratic Legislative Caucus of Colorado, health disparities among African-Americans have long been a concern. (denverpost.com)
  • In the first national health initiative, called Healthy People 2000, one of the main objectives was to reduce health disparities among all Americans. (ssrn.com)
  • The award also recognizes organizations that make strides in reducing healthcare disparities. (fiercehealthcare.com)
  • Health disparities for minorities are growing as well, but the greatest gap right now is between the rich and the poor. (healthcareitnews.com)
  • Jones said his organization is also working to bring minorities into the healthcare field. (fiercehealthcare.com)
  • All of these factors reduce the likelihood of a person successfully making and keeping their healthcare appointment. (news-medical.net)
  • Researchers urge medical schools to incorporate specific training in developmental disabilities into their curricula to reduce these healthcare disparities. (upi.com)
  • Now is the time to identify opportunities to reduce disparities. (ncqa.org)
  • For example, Alice Carter, Ph.D. , at the University of Massachusetts Boston, is finishing a study designed to test whether a system-level intervention can reduce these disparities. (nih.gov)
  • This call for research would prioritize grants or quality improvement projects to potentially reduce disparities in access to MIS and robotic surgery that could be adopted more widely to address this healthcare need. (sages.org)
  • Increasing the knowledge base on causes and interventions to reduce disparities. (kff.org)
  • The goal of this pragmatic study is to improve hypertension (HTN) control rate in blacks and to reduce racial disparity in HTN control. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Primary aim: By implementing either intervention, the investigators will reduce the disparity in hypertension control rates between blacks and whites by 4% at 1 year post-study enrollment. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • It is the only thing that can reign in the runaway disparities in healthcare and reduce the physical and economic burden of disease among all Americans. (getbetterhealth.com)
  • States, local communities, private organizations, and providers are also engaged in efforts to reduce health disparities. (kff.org)
  • That creates an opportunity for health technologists to reduce health disparities. (healthcareitnews.com)
  • Deficits in these enabling factors tend to reduce healthcare consumption even when comparing individuals with similar health needs ( Andersen, 1995 ). (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • It fills critical gaps and addresses many of the health disparities that have affected African-Americans for decades. (denverpost.com)
  • As proof, it cites an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality report that states that African-Americans fared "significantly worse" than whites on 19 of 38 quality measures and that African-Americans are more likely to report poor provider-patient communication than white patients. (modernhealthcare.com)
  • A copious number of hypotheses have been advanced to explain the disparity in the illness and disease incidence rates between African Americans and the general population in the United States. (ssrn.com)
  • The primary objective of this paper is to examine factors which may contribute to, and in some cases, cause the disparities observed in the treatment, diagnosis and mortality rates observed between African Americans and other racial and ethnic groups in the United States particularly white American. (ssrn.com)
  • The largest disparity in health status was and remains to be between African-Americans and Caucasians. (ssrn.com)
  • Obamacare's impact on the racial health gap comes at a time when other kinds of racial disparities are increasing: The wealth gap between blacks and whites is at its highest level since 1989, according to a new Pew study. (msnbc.com)
  • Other prominent areas of disparity include birth indicators and chronic conditions. (wikipedia.org)
  • This office issued an action plan in 2014 that identified activities to make improvements in five focus areas, such as increasing awareness of the significance of disparities and strengthening leadership for addressing them. (gao.gov)
  • Older people are also more likely to experience transport problems or suffer from a lack of mobility, factors that can impact on their access to healthcare. (news-medical.net)
  • Healthcare disparity in Massachusetts refers to the issues in access to, and treatment of, the residents of the state of Massachusetts. (wikipedia.org)
  • Many factors contribute to healthcare disparity, including access, behavioral risk factors, family history, social determinants of health (mainly income and education), social and cultural factors, and discrimination in the clinic. (wikipedia.org)
  • The primary factor affecting access to healthcare is out-of-pocket cost. (wikipedia.org)
  • 1 It is widely believed that only a minority of vulnerable children and adolescents receive any mental health services, and there is particular concern about disparities in access to services across socioeconomic and racial/ethnic groups. (aappublications.org)
  • Because they provide equal access to all students, school-based health centers are ideal for investigating treatment disparities. (rwjf.org)
  • A recent report estimated that 30.6%, or $230 billion, of direct medical expenditures between 2003 and 2006 were excess costs due to racial disparities in health status and access to health (LaViest, 2009). (ssrn.com)
  • Harness the power of a collaborative network - Working with collaborators improves the ability to anticipate a changing environment and access the latest evidence on disparities. (eurekalert.org)
  • A recent report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds racial disparities in children's access to health and education. (californiahealthline.org)
  • Improving equitable access to healthcare for all women in the US may help eliminate survival disparities between racial and socioeconomic groups. (hindawi.com)
  • Technology can be a powerful driver for improving access and equity in health," said Esteban López, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Google Cloud. (dotmed.com)
  • These disparities can largely be explained by looking at socioeconomic and environmental factors, such as access to healthcare, a nationwide analysis shows. (sciencecodex.com)
  • When seeking to address asthma disparities, access to healthcare is one of the most important factors to consider, Fitzpatrick says. (sciencecodex.com)
  • Report: Disparities limiting access to healthcare services in PA's underserved communities. (infosurhoy.com)
  • Improving access to and utilization of the healthcare system may benefit African-American prostate cancer patients more than educational or motivational interventions, according to a new study. (bio-medicine.org)
  • The proof-of-concept model addressing growing racial and ethnic disparities in flu vaccination rates was shown to improve coverage by 20% - 40% at key practice sites during the 2019-2020 flu season. (yahoo.com)
  • In the United States, there are persistent racial disparities in asthma prevalence, morbidity and mortality. (sciencecodex.com)
  • Long-standing systemic health and social disparities have put some members of racial and ethnic minority groups at increased risk of getting COVID-19 or experiencing severe illness, regardless of age, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . (ncsl.org)
  • The article briefly describes the investigational Ebola treatments and vaccines currently under accelerated development but cautions against "premature deployment of unproven interventions" that could further strain the relationship between healthcare professionals and patients in West Africa. (eurekalert.org)
  • and (3) provide recommendations regarding interventions to eliminate healthcare disparities. (harvard.edu)
  • Age - Older patients are often living on a fixed income and cannot afford to pay for their healthcare. (news-medical.net)
  • Massachusetts has recognized these disparities, and became the first state to mandate collection of race and ethnicity data on all patients with an inpatient hospitalization, an observation unit stay, or an emergency department visit. (wikipedia.org)
  • While we at NIMH are justifiably proud of these and other investments in research on mental health disparities, I can't help but ask whether similar projects would remedy the disparate situations faced by my former patients. (nih.gov)
  • and the development of a diverse healthcare workforce "that is more representative of the patients it serves" to promote equity in the healthcare system. (modernhealthcare.com)
  • Traditionally when looking at disparities, people have looked at distances - distances to hospitals, distances to physicians, the travel time between the patients and providers," Balkrishnan explained. (healthcanal.com)
  • We used a southern Swedish cohort of psoriasis (PSO) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) patients and population-based referents ( N = 57,800) to investigate the influence of socioeconomic and demographic factors on the probability of healthcare use and on healthcare costs when controlling for need as measured by PSO/PsA and common additional morbidities such as diabetes, depression and myocardial infarction. (springer.com)
  • Overall, income showed a bell-shaped relationship to healthcare costs, with patients in income quintiles 2 and 3 having the highest mean annualized cost irrespective of model specification. (springer.com)
  • Patients who share specific diseases or conditions are more likely to have comparable healthcare needs. (springer.com)
  • UC Davis Medical Center's expansive, highly successful collection of race, ethnicity and language data from its patients has received a "Best Overall Project" award in the Disparities Leadership Program class of 2012-13. (ucdavis.edu)
  • 11/22/13 Disparities Reflective Exercise 2 [The doctor] just walks in and has other patients to see, [she asks] Whats wrong with you now? (coursehero.com)
  • According to the most recent National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR), the proportion of patients with diabetes who had all three annual services recommended by the American Diabetes Association (i.e., appropriate measurement of A1C, retinal eye exams, and foot exams) in the past year was significantly lower for poor to middle-income individuals, Hispanics, and those without at least some college education compared to their respective comparison groups. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • Since it is impossible to train every staff member in all those cultural competencies, she said, the healthcare system is training staff to ask patients questions to determine what their needs are and how to best serve them. (fiercehealthcare.com)
  • Albany, NY) NYSNA nurses from across New York State gathered on Saturday, Feb. 15, for a rally to end healthcare inequalities and the 'Tale of Two New Yorks' for underserved patients, following Saturday's session of the 43rd Annual Legislative Conference sponsored by the New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators. (nysna.org)
  • We are living a Tale of Two New Yorks - one for rich patients with abundant healthcare options, and another for underserved, low-income patients who struggle to get the healthcare they need," said Gwen Lancaster, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital RN and NYSNA leader . (nysna.org)
  • Patients must trust that individual healthcare providers are competent and will have their best interest in mind while making treatment decisions. (wikipedia.org)
  • Efforts by Spectrum Health, in Grand Rapids, Mich., to address health disparities in the African American and Latinx communities are yielding strong results. (aha.org)
  • An initiative launched last month by Boston Mayor Thomas Menino will address racial disparities in healthcare head on. (democracynow.org)
  • We look at why this disparity exists, and whether the bill package does enough to address it. (wpr.org)
  • 4. What are Key Initiatives to Address Disparities? (kff.org)
  • A disadvantage is that, even when people agree that disparities are unfair, they may disagree about how to address them. (healthcanal.com)
  • We reviewed VA efforts to address these disparities. (gao.gov)
  • This article provides an overview of these disparities and discusses both potential causes and efforts to address them to date. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • Our study also highlights healthcare disparities in the oncology community and showcases a need for the oncology community to address. (medicalxpress.com)
  • The Kellogg Community Scholars and The Urban Health Institute Fellows are both Postdoctoral training opportunities found at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health that address health disparities-related issues. (wikipedia.org)
  • Our findings suggest that disparities in healthcare utilization are related to both individuals' racial and ethnic identity and the racial and ethnic composition of their communities. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • Objective - To examine healthcare utilization according to family income in children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). (ices.on.ca)
  • States are addressing coronavirus-related health disparities in a variety of ways. (ncsl.org)
  • Just as health disparities vary across the country, states are taking unique approaches to understanding and addressing the inequities. (ncsl.org)
  • Unlike other areas of quality improvement that might be straightforward to execute, addressing disparities is a more sensitive, hot-button issue and requires greater attention to organizational change-management strategies," says Joseph Betancourt, MD, MPH, director of the MGH Disparities Solutions Center (DSC) and corresponding author of the report. (eurekalert.org)
  • Addressing health disparities is increasingly important as the population becomes more diverse. (kff.org)
  • In December 2017, the Board approved the merging of the Advisory Panel on Addressing Disparities and the Advisory Panel on Improving Healthcare Systems into this panel. (pcori.org)
  • The collection includes a dramatized case study, discussion questions and examples of addressing disparities from the ministry. (chausa.org)
  • The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has recognized several priority groups as targets for addressing disparities. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • These and other mental health disparities further disadvantage members of minority groups and increase the burden of mental illnesses on individuals, families, and communities. (nih.gov)
  • We have achieved amazing advances in digital enablement in healthcare, especially over the last year, as the COVID-19 pandemic challenged us to think and act differently on behalf of our communities. (dotmed.com)
  • The study concluded that young minority children experience multiple disparities in health status, insurance coverage, topics discussed during pediatric visits, parents feeling understood by providers, parental satisfaction, and referrals to specialists. (rwjf.org)
  • The reduction of disparities across racial and ethnic groups, as well as geographic areas in the state, is a key priority of the Murphy administration," he said. (njbiz.com)
  • Most disparities persisted in multivariate analyses, and several disparities were found between children with parents who completed surveys in Spanish and those with parents who completed surveys in English. (rwjf.org)
  • The "Initiative" focused the Department of Health and Human Services on eliminating disparities in cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer screening and management, HIV/AIDS, infant mortality, and immunization rates by the year 2010. (harvard.edu)
  • Health disparities, particularly those highlighted by COVID-19, remain a priority for lawmakers, who have moved a variety of legislation through state capitols over the last two years. (ncsl.org)