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Resources by Topic: Health disparities

Development of a Research Agenda on the Issues of Access to Care and Reduction of Health Status Disparities of Rural African Americans in South Carolina
Explores disparities in health among rural African American and rural White South Carolina residents, based on data from a range of studies conducted in the 1990s.
Author(s): Michael E. Samuels, Janice C. Probst, Karen Willert, et al.
Date: 01/2001
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Mental Health: Culture, Race, and Ethnicity — A Supplement to Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General
Provides comprehensive coverage of issues relevant to the mental health of different racial and ethnic groups. Includes some information specific to rural areas.
Date: 2001
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Race and Place: Urban-Rural Differences in Health for Racial and Ethnic Minorities
Investigates urban-rural disparities for racial and ethnic minorities in six health areas: infant mortality, cancer screening and management, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, HIV infection, and child and adult immunizations. Provides data for the years 1991-1995.
Author(s): Rebecca T. Slifkin, Laurie J. Goldsmith, Thomas C. Ricketts,
Date: 03/2000
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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If You Knew the Conditions: Health Care to Native Americans
Summarizes the history of administration of healthcare to Native American recipients by the United States government. Includes biographies of famous Native American physicians. Online version of a 1994 exhibit on Native American Health.
Date: 1994
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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Health Equity Through a Rural Lens – ECHO Mini Series
Telementoring program focusing on health equity and social determinants of health in rural Louisiana.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Louisiana Rural Health Association
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Rural Health Insights for Each State & Congressional District
Provides access to state and congressional district data on healthcare infrastructure, healthcare workforce by profession, health outcomes, and social determinants of health.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health, National Rural Health Association, Stroudwater Associates
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CMS Cross Cutting Initiative: Rural Health
A fact sheet that provides examples of how the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is working to eliminate disparities in rural healthcare access related to workforce shortages, facility closures, and infrastructure issues. Discusses innovative healthcare payment models from 2023 that address barriers to value-based care in rural healthcare delivery.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Substance Use Care in Rural Communities
Presents a collection of studies pertaining to substance use care in rural communities published by Addiction Science and Clinical Practice (ASCP). Explores a number of topics related to rural substance use, such as access to SUD treatment and screening as well as harm reduction models, among others.
Citation: Addiction Science and Clinical Practice
Type: Journal/Newsletter
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Interactive map for accessing data on hepatitis C and opioid use from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and regional data. Includes county-level data on hepatitis C and opioid mortality, and hepatitis C prevalence by state. Also includes testing and treatment center locations.
Type: Map/Mapping System
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Purpose in Practice Podcast
A podcast series that focuses on issues related to clinical care for underserved patients.
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: Association of Clinicians for the Underserved
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