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Resources by Topic: Racial and ethnic groups

Minnesota Chartbook Section 6: Uninsurance and the Safety Net
Reports on uninsurance trends in Minnesota from 2007 to 2021. Discusses statewide measures, population groups, characteristics and potential access to coverage of the uninsured, and uncompensated care. Includes charts showing rural versus urban hospital uncompensated care expenses.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health
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Individual and Neighborhood Influences on the Relationship Between Waist Circumference and Coronary Heart Disease in the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke Study
Explores a study correlating the waist circumference with incidence of coronary heart disease and discusses the influence of geography and socioeconomic factors, such as race, poverty, and rurality, among others. Breaks down data by individual and ecological characteristics.
Author(s): Anne H. Gaglioti, Desiree Rivers, Joanna Bryan Ringel, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 19
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
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CMS Framework for Health Equity 2022–2032
Report outlines the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services plan for improving health equity across the U.S. for racial and ethnic communities, rural communities, people with disabilities, and those living in poverty. Details a 5 priority framework emphasizing data collections and standardization; language access and health literacy; and reducing health disparities through increasing healthcare capacity and workforce, among others.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Building a Culturally Aware Native Hawaiian Health Professions Workforce
Highlights the Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program's efforts to build the Native Hawaiian health workforce. Describes the development of the program and changes to make the program more culturally aware and to integrate Native Hawaiian values into workforce training and professional development.
Author(s): Donna-Marie Palakiko, Kai'olu DeFries, Kilohana Haitsuka, Lisa L. Ka'anoi
Citation: Hawaii Journal of Health and Social Welfare, 81(4), Supplement 2, 15-19
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
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A Hybrid Implementation-Effectiveness Study of a Community Health Worker-Delivered Intervention to Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Risk in a Rural, Underserved Non-Hispanic Black Population: The CHANGE Study
Examines a sample of 255 Black participants on the effectiveness of the Carolina Heart Alliance Networking for Greater Equity (CHANGE) Program delivered by Community Health Workers (CHW) to rural adults in North Carolina. Provides information on program content, participant characteristics, implementation variables, and overall program effectiveness on blood pressure, nutritious eating, and physical activity.
Author(s): Carmen D. Samuel-Hodge, Ziya Gizlice, Sallie D. Allgood, et al.
Citation: American Journal of Health Promotion
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
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Changes in Hospitalizations and In-Hospital Deaths for Patients From Rural Areas in the Initial Period of the COVID-19 Pandemic (April–December 2020), 29 States
Presents data from 29 states on the number of all-cause hospitalizations and in-hospital deaths among patients from rural areas between April–December 2020 and compares this data to state-level statistics from the same period in 2016-2019. Presents data by patient characteristics, including age race/ethnicity, expected payer, and community-level income. Includes data on the percent of hospitalizations and deaths related to COVID-19 among patients from rural areas in 2020.
Author(s): Lawrence D. Reid, Marc Roemer
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Promoting Healthy Futures: Afterschool Provides the Supports Parents Want for Children's Well-Being
Discusses the impact of afterschool programs related to opportunities for physical activity, nutritious food options, decrease in risky behaviors, and more, based on 31,055 households participating in the America After 3PM survey. Includes charts of survey responses by community type, including race/ethnicity, low-income, and rural, suburban, and urban.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Afterschool Alliance, America After 3PM Health & Wellness
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American Indian/Alaskan Native Health Medicaid Telehealth Services Chart
Spreadsheet database of state-by-state telehealth policies related to American Indian/Alaska Native health services. Covers live video, store-and-forward, and remote patient monitoring policies, as well as billing and reimbursement information. Includes links to state policy manuals.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Center for Connected Health Policy: The National Telehealth Policy Resource Center
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Minnesota Poverty Report 2022
Reports on poverty in Minnesota in 2019 using 3 different measures: market income, official poverty measure (OPM), and supplemental poverty measure (SPM). Includes maps of poverty rates by population and region in Minnesota and breaks down rates by age and race/ethnicity.
Author(s): Angela R. Fertig
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, Minnesota Community Action Partnership
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Oversight: The Opioid Crisis in Tribal Communities
Recording of a U.S. House Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing focused on the opioid crisis in tribal communities. Includes testimonies from representatives of the Cherokee Nation, the National Council of Urban Indian Health, the Border Patrol Council, and the Riverside-San Bernardino Indian Health.
Additional links: Art Del Cueto Testimony, Chuck Hoskin, Jr. Testimony, Maureen Rosette Testimony, Wayne Cortez Testimony
Date: 04/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: U.S. House of Representatives
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