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Resources by Topic: Minorities

Access to Care Among Rural Minorities: Older Adults
Examines health status and health services use among poor and minority older adults in nonmetropolitan areas. Includes data on demographics, functional limitations, health insurance coverage, and physician visits.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Author(s): Janice C. Probst, Michael E. Samuels, Charity G. Moore, Joette Gdovin
Date: 10/2002
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center
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Impacts of Multiple Race Reporting on Rural Health Policy and Data Analysis
Describes changes in federal standards for collecting data on race and ethnicity, as well as when specific data sources transition to the new approach. Discusses how rural health researchers can handle and present multiple race data and includes state-by-state data on multiple race residents for metropolitan and nonmetro counties.
Author(s): Randy Randolph, Rebecca Slifkin, Lynn Whitener, Anna Wulfsberg
Date: 05/2002
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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Minorities in Rural America
Describes the rural minority population, with demographic data and information on the economic structure and health resources available in rural minority communities. Includes separate chapters focused on rural African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Asians and Pacific Islanders.
Author(s): Janice C. Probst, Michael E. Samuels, Kristen P. Jespersen, et al.
Date: 2002
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority 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 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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