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This study was supported by multiple contracts and grants between the National Academy of Sciences and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (Contract HHSP23320042509XI, TO#11); California Endowment (Contract 20052634); California HealthCare Foundation (Contract 06-1213); Commonwealth Fund (Contract 20060048); Connecticut Health Foundation (unnumbered grant); Ford Foundation (Contract 1050-0152,FF5H003); Healthcare Georgia Foundation (unnumbered grant); The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (Contract 01-1149-810); Kaiser Permanente (Contract 20072164); Merck (unnumbered grant); Missouri Foundation for Health (Contract 06-0022-HPC); Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Contract 56387); and W. K. Kellogg Foundation (Contract P0123822). Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the organizations or agencies that provided support for this project.

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