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Resources by Topic: Minorities

HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities: A Nation Free of Disparities in Health and Health Care
Describes efforts by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to coordinate programs and assess progress toward addressing disparities in health and healthcare among racial and ethnic minorities. Includes discussion of the CDC Community Transformation Grant Program, which places emphasis on reducing health disparities in rural and frontier areas.
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health
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Elder Mistreatment in Underserved Populations: Opportunities and Challenges to Developing a Contemporary Program of Research
Explores gaps in current knowledge, identifies barriers that have slowed progress in research, and offers recommendations to advance the field.
Author(s): Lori L. Jervis, Sherry Hamby, Scott R. Beach, et al.
Citation: Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 28(4-5), 301-319
Date: 2016
Type: Document
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Attitudes and Beliefs of Primary Care Providers in New Mexico About Lung Cancer Screening Using Low-Dose Computed Tomography
Reports on a study to determine the awareness and attitudes of rural and urban primary healthcare providers in New Mexico (8 practicing in Federally Qualified Health Centers) who use low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) when screening high-risk, underserved minority populations for lung cancer.
Author(s): Richard M. Hoffman, Andrew L. Sussman, Christina M. Getrich, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 12
Date: 07/2015
Type: Document
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The Oral Health of American Indian and Alaska Native Children Aged 1-5 Years: Results of the 2014 IHS Oral Health Survey
Reports on tooth decay among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) preschool children. Includes a comparison to tooth decay among other racial/ethnic groups. Also provides information on untreated decay and use of dental sealants.
Author(s): Kathy R. Phipps, Timothy L. Ricks
Date: 04/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Indian Health Service
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Ethnic Differences in Associations Among Popularity, Likability, and Trajectories of Adolescents' Alcohol Use and Frequency
Highlights a study on alcohol use as it is related to social popularity by minority adolescents in rural communities. Breaks down data by grade level and frequency of use, among other factors.
Author(s): Sophia Choukas-Bradley, Matteo Giletta, Enrique W. Neblett, Mitchell J. Prinstein
Citation: Child Development, 86(2), 519-535
Date: 03/2015
Type: Document
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An Examination of Hate and Bias Incidents in Pennsylvania, 1999 – 2012
Examines hate and bias incidents in Pennsylvania to compare their frequency, nature and impact on urban and rural communities.
Author(s): R. Barry Ruback, Andrew Gladfelter, Brendan Lantz
Date: 03/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
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Health Status of HIV-Infected Women Entering Care: Baseline Medical Findings from the Women of Color Initiative
Study of rural and urban clinics examining HIV-infected women of color reporting unhealthy days, limits in activity when entering or re-entering HIV care, and an analysis of demographic and clinical variables associated with limits in activity. Includes demographic information for rural and urban women by activity limits and clinical characteristics.
Author(s): E. Byrd Quinlivan, Jason Fletcher, Elizabeth A. Eastwood, et al.
Citation: AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 29(Suppl 1), S11-S19
Date: 01/2015
Type: Document
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New England Regional Health Equity Profile & Call to Action
Report of the New England Regional Health Equity Council (RHEC) identifying disparities in health among racial, ethnic, and disability populations and suggesting pathways for health equity. Includes statistics broken down by race/ethnicity, disability status, gender, age, and urban/rural status.
Author(s): C.E. Drum, K.G. Phillips, K. Chiu
Date: 2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities
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Although Child Poverty Declined in 2014, Persistent Racial and Ethnic Disadvantages Remain
Discusses changes in child poverty between 2013 and 2014 and since 2009. Includes comparative data for rural, suburban, and urban locations by race/ethnicity, age range, and broad geographic region.
Author(s): Marybeth J. Mattingly, Andrew Schaefer, Jessica A. Carson
Date: 2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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Perceptions of Oral Health, Preventive Care, and Care-Seeking Behaviors Among Rural Adolescents
Examines how rural minority and low income adolescents, ages 12 to 18, from Medically Underserved and Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas in Florida perceive oral health and seek dental care in order to identify barriers in accessing dental health services. Discusses the option of providing oral health services within a school-based health center.
Author(s): Virginia J. Dodd, Henrietta Logan, Cameron D. Brown, et al.
Citation: Journal of School Health, 84(12), 802-809
Date: 12/2014
Type: Document
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