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Resources by Topic: Minorities

Access to Care Among Rural Minorities: Children
Examines rural minority children and the factors affecting their health insurance coverage and health services use. Includes policy recommendations and statistical information.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Author(s): Janice C. Probst, Charity Moore, Karin Willert Roof, Elizabeth G. Baxley, Michael E. Samuels
Date: 11/2002
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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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 (formerly the South Carolina Rural 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 American, Hispanic, Native American, and Asian and Pacific Islander populations.
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 (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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Indiana Healthy Opportunities for People Everywhere (I-HOPE)
A statewide program in Indiana to address health disparities among minority and rural citizens. Collaborates with various partners to improve nutrition, affordable housing, transportation, childcare issues, and employment, among others. Details funding opportunities for community projects and offers program resources such as contact information for regional field teams and interactive maps related to program goals.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Indiana Department of Health, Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering at Purdue University
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Health Equity in Action
Features CDC-funded projects that address health equity issues, with many projects related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Results can be narrowed to focus on rural and frontier populations.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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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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Minority Health Social Vulnerability Index (SVI)
Data tool that maps social vulnerability at the county-level, which indicates communities that would most likely require support during an emergency, natural disaster, or public health crisis. Data dashboard can present data by state and can be customized based on level of vulnerability according to 6 themes, including socioeconomic status, household composition and disability status, language and minority status, healthcare infrastructure, medical vulnerability, and housing type and transportation.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organizations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health
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