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Resources by Topic: Racial and ethnic groups

Mental Health Disorders Among Delivery Inpatient Stays by Patient Race and Ethnicity, 2020
Reports on the number and rate of delivery stays with a mental health disorder diagnosis by patient race and ethnicity for Asian/Pacific Islander, Black, White, and Hispanic populations. Includes data by location of patient residence for large metropolitan, small metro, and nonmetro areas.
Author(s): Audrey J. Weiss, Michael A. Head, Lawrence D. Reid
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Racial and Ethnic Differences in Emergency Department Visits Related to Substance Use Disorders, 2019
Explores emergency department (ED) visits related to substance use disorders (SUD) using data from the 2019 Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS). Presents the number and percentage of SUD-related ED visits by race and ethnicity for selected patient characteristics, including sex, age group, rural/urban location, and the social vulnerability of the county in which the individual resides.
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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America's Health Rankings Annual Report 2022
Provides a national and state-by-state overview of population health by analyzing 51 measures to describe health outcomes in the U.S. and 32 additional measures used to track current and emerging health issues at state and national levels. Examines the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021. Presents findings from the October 2022 COVID-Era Disparities Survey. Explores racial and ethnic disparities throughout, including data on American Indian/Alaska Native populations.
Additional links: Executive Brief
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: United Health Foundation
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Serving Native American Households Using ERA: Learning from High-Spending Programs
Examines high-spending Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) on Native lands to address housing issues such as overcrowding, homelessness, and application accessibility, among others. Examines 7 Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) in the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, and Nebraska. Provides background on housing instability, statistics about allocated funding and households served by ERA, and challenges TDHEs face.
Author(s): Neetu Nair, Sophie Siebach-Glover, Andrew Aurand
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: National Low Income Housing Coalition, United Native American Housing Association
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Community Sociodemographics and Rural Hospital Survival
Explores differences in specific community-level sociodemographic factors associated with the survival or closure of rural hospitals at risk of financial distress between 2010 and 2019. Examines the relationship between the risk of hospital closure and median family income, unemployment rate, uninsured rate, education, race, and more.
Author(s): Claudia A. Rhoades, Brian E. Whitacre, Alison F. Davis
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 2022
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
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Adolescent Reproductive Health Outcomes Among Mexican-Origin Women on Both Sides of the U.S.-Mexico Border
Highlights a study on the age, sexual history, and contraceptive use of adolescent mothers of Mexican origin in the U.S.-Mexico border region. Explores factors contributing to adolescent pregnancy in the Latina population. Compares foreign-born Latinas of Mexican origin, U.S.-born Latinas of Mexican origin, U.S.-born non-Latina Whites, and Mexican women residing in Mexico. Breaks down data by age, household size, and rural versus urban/suburban location.
Author(s): Blair G. Darney, Emily Boniface, Laura E. Jacobson, et al.
Citation: Journal of Adolescent Health, 71(6), 679-687
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
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Development of a Colorectal Cancer Screening Intervention for Alaska Native People During a Pandemic Year
Examines the development and implementation of a screening methodology for colorectal cancer (CRC) in Alaska Native (AN) populations. Analyzes 32 rural/remote AN communities who received various community-based CRC screening interventions compared to 14 AN communities who received opportunistic care for CRC screening. Includes discussion about barriers and challenges of screening in rural AN populations, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Author(s): Christie A. Flanagan, Lila J. Finney Rutten, John B. Kisiel, et al.
Citation: Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications, 30, 101016
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
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Maternal Telehealth: Innovations and Hawaiʻi Perspectives
Examines access to maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) subspecialty services via telemedicine in high-risk patients in remote Hawai'i. Includes a literature review on telehealth MFM, discusses efficacy of currently available telemedicine technologies, and covers obstetric outcomes and barriers of telehealth MFM.
Author(s): Cathlyn Sullivan, Marguerite Cazin, Christina Higa, Ivica Zalud, Men-Jean Lee
Citation: Journal of Perinatal Medicine, 51(1), 69-82
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
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Interest in Using Over-the-Counter Oral Contraceptive Pills: Findings from the 2022 KFF Women's Health Survey
Presents findings from the national 2022 KFF Women's Health Survey about the preferences of reproductive age females for an over the counter (OTC) contraceptive pill. Offers data demonstrating their preferences and reasons for their preferences, and compares data by race/ethnicity, income, insurance status, and rural and urban location.
Author(s): Michelle Long, Brittni Frederiksen, Usha Ranji, Karen Diep, Alina Salganicoff
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Economic Development and Native Communities: An Interview with Martin Jennings
An interview with Martin Jennings, leader of the Northwest Indian Community Development Center, a native-controlled nonprofit with a focus on wellness and equity for American Indian families in northern Minnesota.
Author(s): Joelle Cook, Martin Jennings
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: FSG
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