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Resources by Topic: Health disparities

COVID-19 Vaccine Equity for Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups
Resources and guidance for national, state, tribal, territorial, local, and community partners to support vaccine equity efforts and ensure access to COVID-19 vaccines for racial and ethnic minority groups.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) Infectious Diseases (ID) Project ECHO
Shares knowledge and expertise through telementoring for healthcare providers to enhance their capacity to treat complex health conditions in underserved communities. Current project aims to assist healthcare workers in identifying COVID-19 health disparities, developing targeted strategies to mitigate those disparities, and implementing quality improvement projects to promote health equity and cultural sensitivity.
Type: Calendar/Event List
Sponsoring organization: University of Nebraska Medical Center
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Solutions in Health Analytics for Rural Equity across the Northwest
Highlights rural health disparities in Alaska, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Presents data on mental and behavioral health, obesity and physical activity, diabetes, tobacco use, oral health, and demographic factors such as housing, education, and health insurance, among others.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP)
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COPD Toolkit
Provides information on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and rural disparities related to the disease. Offers links to a guide for hospitals to improve COPD care, webinars, podcasts, and resources from other organizations.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: National Rural Health Resource Center, Technical Assistance and Services Center
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Rural-Urban Disparities in Cancer
Provides data and maps reflecting cancer incidence and mortality, comparing rural, nonmetro urban, and metro counties. Explores urban and rural disparities regarding cancer type, access to healthcare for rural residents, risk factors for cancer incidence, and preventative care.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Cancer Institute
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Health Equity Toolkit for Rural and Remote Communities
Educational toolkit outlining health equity and steps that rural and remote public health organizations can take to improve health equity. Discusses rural challenges impacting health equity. Offers a curriculum to support staff discussion sessions, procedures for conducting a community health survey, and a session evaluation tool. Email address required to access toolkit documents.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: OMNI Institute, Pitkin County Public Health, Silver Thread Public Health District
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National Indian Health Board Tribal Data Project
Presents a series of maps illustrating American Indian and Alaska Native populations by a number of demographic and health-related measures. Includes maps detailing population, mortality, and veteran status, among others measures.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: National Indian Health Board
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Telemedicine for Health Equity Toolkit
Toolkit providing information and guidance for safety-net healthcare systems on telemedicine program development and implementation. Includes sections with information for leadership, providers and teams, and considerations for reaching rural and underserved populations to address health disparities. Toolkit will be regularly updated to reflect regulatory changes and insights from healthcare administrators.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Center for Care Innovations, Commonwealth Fund, UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations
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State Approaches for Addressing Rural Social Determinants of Health
Recommends state and federal tactics to improve social determinants of health and address rural health disparities. Covers transportation, broadband, income, and educational attainment.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
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Mapping High Risk Areas for COVID-19
An interactive web-based mapping tool focused on identifying priority areas for the COVID-19 pandemic. Offers data on health conditions, demographics, and social determinants that may make a population more vulnerable to COVID-19. Also includes the location of hospitals. Part of the HealthLandscape set of tools.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: American Academy of Family Physicians
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