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Resources by Topic: Racial and ethnic groups

Preventing Chronic Disease: Border Health Special Issue
Thematic issue focused on the U.S.-Mexico border region and particularly on diabetes outreach and education.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 2(1)
Date: 01/2005
Type: Document
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Disability Burdens among Older Americans Associated with Gender and Race/Ethnicity in Rural and Urban Areas
Examines total life expectancy, disability-free life expectancy, and disabled life expectancy, comparing people in rural and urban areas. Includes information by sex, race (white and African American), and educational attainment. Based on data for a cohort of people who were 65 to 69 years of age in 1982, using data from 1982 through 1999 from the National Long-term Care Survey.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Date: 2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Impact of Medicaid Managed Care, Race/Ethnicity, and Rural/Urban Residence on Potentially Avoidable Maternity Complications: A Five-State Multi-level Analysis
Reports findings from a study that examined pregnancy-related complications using Potentially Avoidable Maternity Complications as an indicator of access. Analyzes pregnancy complication risks among women receiving Medicaid, looking at rural/urban hospital location, race/ethnicity of the mother, and Medicaid managed care (MMC) compared to Medicaid fee-for-service (MFFS).
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Author(s): Sarah B. Laditka, James N. Laditka, Kevin J. Bennett, Janice C. Probst
Date: 12/2004
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Person and Place: The Compounding Effects of Race/Ethnicity and Rurality on Health
Discusses how the research addressing rural Black, Hispanic, and American Indian/Alaska Native populations suggests that disparities in health and in health care access found among rural racial/ethnic minority populations are generally more severe than those among urban racial/ethnic minorities.
Author(s): Janice Probst, Charity Moore, Saundra Glover, Michael Samuels
Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 94(10), 1695-1703
Date: 10/2004
Type: Document
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Broken Promises: Evaluating the Native American Health Care System
Describes the health disparities facing the Native American community, contributing barriers to healthcare access, and recommendations for improvement.
Date: 09/2004
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
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Diabetes & Hypertension among Rural Hispanics: Disparities in Diagnostics and Disease Management
Reports findings from a project that examined the association of Hispanic ethnicity and rural residence on diagnosis of diabetes and hypertension, poor medical control among those known to have these conditions, and likelihood of having undiagnosed diabetes or hypertension.
Author(s): Arch G. Mainous III, Richelle Koopman, Mark E. Geesey
Date: 08/2004
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Development of a Methodology for Assessing the Effect of a Lay Home Visitation Program for Rural High-Risk Women and Infants
Describes a small pilot study evaluating the effectiveness of a home visitation program using lay health workers. Describes the approach used to evaluate the Low Country Healthy Start Resource Mothers Program, a care coordination program for low-income, African American pregnant women and their infants in two rural South Carolina counties. Reports on the program's impact, including prenatal care, postpartum check-up, well child care, and health outcomes.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Author(s): Elizabeth A. Erkel, Charity G. Moore, Yvonne Michel
Date: 02/2004
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Legal and Historical Roots of Health Care for American Indians and Alaska Natives in the United States
Discusses the history of healthcare provision to American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). Includes a timeline of legislative and historical events as well as detailed overview of the laws, federal agencies, and issues involved. Also includes a brief section on more recent issues in AI/AN healthcare.
Author(s): Brett Lee Shelton
Date: 02/2004
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Rural Minority Children's Access to and Timeliness of Immunizations: 1993-2001
Reports findings from a study to assess the quality of healthcare provided to rural minority children, using timeliness of immunization as an indicator of quality.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Author(s): Arch G. Mainous III, Terrence E. Steyer, Mark E. Geesey
Date: 11/2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Prevalence of Health Related Behavioral Risk Factors Among Non-Metro Minority Adults
Provides data on tobacco use, seat belt use, and alcohol consumption among rural minority adults. Includes recommendations and detailed data tables.
Additional links: Fact Sheet: Behavioral Risk Factors Among Rural African Americans, Fact Sheet: Behavioral Risk Factors Among Rural Hispanics
Author(s): P. Daniel Patterson, Charity G. Moore, Janice C. Probst, Michael E. Samuels
Date: 08/2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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