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Resources by Topic: Minorities

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 racial and ethnic minorities. 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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Knowledge Center Library
Features 50,000 resources pertaining to the health and wellness of racial and ethnic minority population from the HHS Office of Minority Health Resource Center. Contains books, documents, journal articles, and media, as well as consumer health material in over 35 languages.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health
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HDPulse Data Portal
Provides access to a wide range of health disparities data at the state and county level. Includes data on mortality by cause of death, socioeconomic factors and demographics, health screening, and risk factors. To access the county-level data, select a state and view either the map or table for a specific topic.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
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The Agenda 2020: A Special Report on the Future of Health
A collection of articles, videos, graphics, and more highlighting issues specific to health. Includes stories about rural healthcare facilities, profiles of innovative rural programs, and examples of rural health successes and challenges. Examines rural healthcare in relation to today's political climate, hoping to glean lessons that are broadly applicable throughout the rest of the U.S.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Politico, United Health Group
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AGing Integrated Database (AGID): County-Level Population Estimates Data Custom Tables
Access to multiple years of county-level population estimates for adults aged 60 and older. Includes data by gender and race/ethnicity and for different age ranges.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Community Living
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Social Determinants of Health for Rural People Topic Guide
Information, resources, and frequently asked questions regarding health inequities that rural residents experience, related to a variety of factors that make up the social determinants of health.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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State Minority Health Contacts
Provides contact information for state offices of minority and multicultural health through an interactive map. Includes information for the U.S. Commonwealths and Territories.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health
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