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Eliminating Health Disparities: Measurement and Data Needs

Disparities in health and health care across racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds in the United States are well documented. The reasons for these disparities are, however, not well understood. Current data available on race, ethnicity, SEP, and accumulation and ...

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Speaking of Health: Assessing Health Communication Strategies for Diverse Populations

We are what we eat. That old expression seems particularly poignant every time we have our blood drawn for a routine physical to check our cholesterol levels. And, it's not just what we eat that affects our health. ...

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Emerging Issues in Hispanic Health:Summary of a Workshop

Hispanics are defined as people of Spanish-speaking origin from Latin America, the Caribbean, or Europe. Hispanics vary in terms of socioeconomic status, race, religion and/or more. A common occurrence among the Hispanics, however, are the emerging issues concerning their health.It ...

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Guidance for the National Healthcare Disparities Report

The Agency for Healthcare Research Quality commissioned the Institute of Medicine establish a committee to provide guidance on the National Healthcare Disparities Report is of access to health care, utilization of services, and the services received. The committee was asked ...

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Health and Behavior: The Interplay of Biological, Behavioral, and Societal Influences

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Promoting Health: Intervention Strategies from Social and Behavioral Research

At the dawn of the twenty-first century, Americans enjoyed better overall health than at any other time in the nationís history. Rapid advancements in medical technologies, breakthroughs in understanding the genetic underpinnings of health and ill health, improvements in the ...

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Measuring Health Performance in the Public Sector:A Summary of Two Reports

The Panel on Performance Measures and Data for Public Health Performance Partnership Grants was established at the request of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Its charge is to examine the state of the art in performance ...

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Lesbian Health:Current Assessment and Directions for the Future

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Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Health of Older Americans

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Pharmacokinetics and Drug Interactions in the Elderly and Special Issues in Elderly African-American Populations:Workshop Summary

Reports in the popular press about the increasing longevity of Americans and the aging of the baby boom generation are constant reminders that the American population is becoming older. Consequently, an issue of growing medical, health policy, and social concern ...

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