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Resources by Topic: Minorities

Maternal & Child Health Fact Sheet
Features information and statistics on health risks and healthcare barriers for women and children in migrant families. Includes information on prenatal and pediatric care, occupational health and safety, and nutrition, among others.
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Farmworker Health
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Understanding Health Disparities in Rural America - Insights from the CDC MMWR Rural Health Series
Webinar recording discusses the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) on Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities Among Rural Adults - United States, 2012-2015. Features presentations from the CMS Office of Minority Health, the CDC Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, and two FORHP Outreach grantees about their efforts to address racial and ethnic disparities in rural areas.
Additional links: Audio Recording, Webinar Slides, Webinar Transcript
Date: 12/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Characteristics of Communities Served by Hospitals at High Risk of Financial Distress
Study compares communities served by rural hospitals that have a high risk of financial distress with those that do not. Looks at community demographics, socio-economics, and health status.
Author(s): Erica L. Richman, George H. Pink
Date: 12/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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Concentrated Poverty Increased in Both Rural and Urban Areas Since 2000, Reversing Declines in the 1990s
Reports on trends in poverty rates between the 2000 Decennial Census and 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Examines spatially concentrated poverty, with a map showing county-level poverty rates for nonmetropolitan counties. Compares metropolitan and nonmetropolitan poverty rates by race/ethnicity.
Author(s): Brian C. Thiede, Hyojung Kim, Matthew Valasik
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities Among Rural Adults — United States, 2012-2015
Reports on racial/ethnic health disparities among rural residents. Includes data by race/ethnicity for health-related quality of life, healthcare access and use, chronic health conditions, and health-related behaviors. Based on data from the 2012–2015 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.
Author(s): Cara V. James, Ramal Moonesinghe, Shondelle M. Wilson-Frederick, et al.
Citation: MMWR Surveillance Summaries, 66(23), 1-9
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Recent Trends in Children's Healthcare - Coverage and Oral Health Outcomes
Webinar details recent finding from the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center on access to oral healthcare for rural children. Discusses Medicaid coverage, barriers to care, and demographic factors that correlate with an unmet need for oral healthcare.
Additional links: Webinar Slides, Webinar Transcript
Date: 11/2017
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Research Gateway
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Child Poverty by Race/Ethnicity and Metro/Nonmetro Residence, 2016
Bar chart comparing metropolitan and nonmetro child poverty levels for whites, African Americans, American Indian/Alaska Natives, and Hispanic populations.
Date: 10/2017
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Educational Attainment Rates Remain Lower for Rural Minorities
Chart showing educational attainment by race/ethnicity for rural adults 25 years of age and older, using 2015 American Community Survey data.
Date: 01/2017
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Infectious Disease Hospitalizations among American Indian/Alaska Native and Non–American Indian/Alaska Native Persons in Alaska, 2010-2011
Analyzes a state database to determine infectious disease hospitalization rates among American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) Alaskan residents. Compares statistics for AI/AN and non-AI/AN persons by year, sex, and age, and covers other hospitalization statistics.
Author(s): Prabhu P. Gounder, Robert C. Holman, Sara M. Seeman, et al.
Citation: Public Health Reports, 132(1), 65-75
Date: 2017
Type: Document
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A Socioecological Approach to Addressing Tobacco-Related Health Disparities
Presents a sociological approach to reducing tobacco use. Focuses on addressing tobacco use in minority groups where usage is still prevalent. Analyzes factors that predispose various groups to tobacco use and discusses methods for prevention and cessation.
Additional links: Executive Summary
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Cancer Institute
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