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Resources by Topic: Minorities

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 organizations: National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities, New England Regional Health Equity Council
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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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Characteristics, Utilization Patterns, and Expenditures of Rural Dual Eligible Medicare Beneficiaries
Study analyzes the rural-urban differences regarding dual eligible beneficiaries and their race, region of residence, patterns of utilizing health services and Medicare expenditures.
Author(s): Kevin J. Bennett, Ashley S. Robertson, Janice C. Probst
Date: 11/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Women of Color Health Data Book, Fourth edition
Explores factors affecting the health of women of color, and health assessments including behavior and lifestyles, preventative healthcare services, health insurance coverage and services, and morbidity and mortality. Features statistics with breakdowns including causes of death, various risk factors, and health screening rates.
Citation: NIH Publication No. 14-4247
Date: 10/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Institutes of Health
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Rural Border Health Chartbook II
Presents an analysis of border counties, both urban and rural, by comparing these counties to other counties within the four border states, and to rural and urban counties in the rest of the U.S. Provides county-level rates and statistics for socio-demographic factors, the physical environment, access to care, and health outcomes.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Author(s): Grishma P. Bhavsar, Amy Brock Martin, Janice C. Probst, et al.
Date: 10/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Assessing Hmong Farmers' Safety and Health
Reports results of a pilot project examining agricultural-related safety and health concerns and challenges faced by Hmong refugees working on family-operated farms.
Author(s): A. B. de Castro, Jennifer Krenz, Richard L. Neitzel,
Citation: Workplace Health & Safety, 62(5), 178-185
Date: 05/2014
Type: Document
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Goal Setting for Health Behavior Change: Evidence from an Obesity Intervention for Rural Low-Income Women
Analyzes whether an obesity intervention, HOPE (Health, Opportunity, Partnerships, Empowerment) Works, targeted to low-income women living in rural North Carolina resulted in goal setting and goal setting strategies that affected health behavior outcomes. Covers differences by racial and ethnic populations, and identifies racial difference to help tailor intervention strategies.
Author(s): Amy Ries, Loneke T. Blackman, Rachel A. Page, et al.
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 14(2), 2682
Date: 05/2014
Type: Document
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Widening Rural–Urban Disparities in All-Cause Mortality and Mortality from Major Causes of Death in the USA, 1969–2009
Examines U.S. mortality rates between 1969 and 2009 to identify growth or reduction of mortality disparities between rural and urban settings. Addresses the impact or race/ethnicity, gender, and poverty.
Author(s): Gopal K. Singh, Mohammad Siahpush
Citation: Journal of Urban Health, 91(2), 272-292
Date: 04/2014
Type: Document
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HIV/AIDS in Rural America: Disproportionate Impact on Minority and Multicultural Populations
Overview of the impact of AIDS and HIV in rural areas. Summarizes the epidemiology of AIDS/HIV, including its impact on rural minority groups. Discusses the challenges rural areas face in preventing and treating AIDS. Includes policy recommendations.
Date: 04/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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