Scanning the Headlines: Racial and Ethnic Disparities

Updated on August 4, 2006

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Postscript:  health disparity and collaborative.  Ambulatory Care Management.   29(3):233-234, July/Sept. 2006.

Doty, M.  Health Care Disconnect: Gaps in Coverage and Care for Minority Adults: Findings from the Commonwealth Fund Biennial Health Insurance Survey (2005).  New York:  The Commonwealth Fund, Aug. 2006.

Shih, Y., Zhao, L., and Elting, L.  Does Medicare coverage of colonoscopy reduce racial/ethnic disparities in cancer screening among the elderly?  Health Affairs.   25(4):1153-1162, July/Aug. 2006.

Russo, C., Andrews, R., and Coffey, R.  Racial and Ethnic disparities in Potentialy Preventable Hospitalizations, 2003.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, July 2006.

Ponce, N., Hayes, R., and Cunningham, W.  Linguistic disparities in health care access and health status among older adults.  Journal of General Internal Medicine.  21(7):786-791, July 2006.

Chin, M., and Chien, A.  Reducing racial and ethnic disparities in health care: an integral part of quality improvement scholarship.  Quality Safety Health Care.  15(10):79-80, June 30, 2006.

The legality of collecting and disclosing patient race and ethnicity data.   Washington:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, June 22, 2006. 

Davis, J., Taira, D., and Chung, D.  Health disparities in 30 indicators of recommended clinical care.  Journal for Healthcare Quality.  28(3):32-41, May/June 2006.

Burt, T. Closing the healthcare gap for Latinos.  Healthcare Executive.   21(3):42-43, May/June 2006.

Speaking the same language:  Georgia providers cross language barriers.  GHA Today.  50(3):1, 6-7, May/June 2006.

BeLue, R., and others.  Racial disparities in sense of community and health status.  Journal of Ambulatory Care Management.  29(2):112-123, Apr./June 2006.

McClellan, L., and Schlundt, D.  Overview of Nashville REACH 2010's approach to eliminating disparities in diabetes and cardiovascular disease.  Journal of Ambulatory Care Management.  29(2):106-112, Apr./June 2006. 

Schlundt, D., and others.  An evaluation of the Nashville REACH 2010 community health screening strategy.  Journal of Ambulatory Care Management.  29(2):151-161, Apr./June 2006.

Greene, C., and others.  Diabetes management among low-income African Americans:  a description of a pilot strategy for empowerment.  Journal of Ambulatory Care Management.  29(2):162-166, Apr./June 2006.

Collins, J.  Addressing racial and ethnic disparities:  lessons from the REACH 2010 communities.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  Suppl.  17(2):1-5, May 2006.

Graham, g.  REACH 2010:  working together to achieve the goal of eliminating health disparities.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  Suppl.  17(2):6-8, May 2006.

Kaplan, S., and others.  The role of faith-based institutions in addressing health disparities:  a case study of an initiative in the southwest Bronx.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  Suppl.  17(2):9-19, May 2006.

Wynn, T., and others.  Addressing disparities through coalition building:  Alabama REACH 2010 lessons learned.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  Suppl.  17(2):55-77, May 2006.

Fort, J., and McClellan, L.  REACH-Meharry community-campus partnership:  developing culturally competent health care providers.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  Suppl.  17(2):78-87, May 2006.

Freeman, G., and Lethbridge-Cejku, M.  Access to health care among Hispanic or Latino women:  United States, 2000-2002. Advance Data.  (368):, Apr. 20, 2006.

Better health care doesn't erase racial gap.  Reuters.  Apr. 7, 2006.

Racial/ethnic disparities in diagnoses of HIV/AIDS-33 states, 2001-2004.  Journal of the American Medical Association.  295(13):1508-1510, Apr. 5, 2006.

Health characteristics of adults 55 years of age and over:  United States, 2000-2003.  Advance Data.  (370):1-32, Apr. 11, 2006.

Hsiao, A., and others.  Variation in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use across racial/ethnic groups and the development of ethnic-specific measures of CAM use.  Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.  12(3):281-290, Apr. 2006.

Is hospital service associated with racial and ethnic disparities in experiences with hospital care?  In the literature.  Commonwealth Fund.  Apr. 2006.

Huynh, P., and others.  The U.S. Health Care Divide: Disparities in Primary Care Experiences by Income.  New York:  Commonwealth Fund, Apr. 2006.

Is your organization linguistically competent?  Joint Commission Perspectives on Patient Safety.  6(4):1-2, 8, Apr. 2006.

Correa-de-Araujo, R., and others.  Gender differences across racial and ethnic groups in the quality of care for acute myocardial infarction and heart failure associated with comorbidities.  Women's Health Issues.  16(2):44-55, Mar./Apr. 2006.

Correa-de-Araujo, R., McDermott, K., and Moy, E.  Gender differences across racial and ethnic groups in the quality of care for diabetes.  Women's Health Issues.  16(2):56-65, Mar./Apr. 2006.

CMS to demonstrate reductions in cancer health care disparities.  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  Press Release, Mar. 24, 2006.

Institute of Medicine.  Examining the Health Disparities Research Plan of the National Institutes of Health: Unfinished Business.  Washington:  National Academies Press,  Mar. 6, 2006.

Making Public Programs wwork for Communities of Color: an Action Kit for Community Leaders.  Washington, DC:  Families USA, Mar. 2006.

Roberts, M.  Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health Insurance Coverage and Usual Source of Health Care, 2002.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Mar. 2006. 

Brown, A., and others.  Perception of racial barriers to health care in the rural south.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  17(1):86-100, Feb. 2006.

Basu, J., Friedman, B., and Burstin, H.  Preventable hospitalization and Medicaid managed care:  does race matter?  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  17(1):101-115, Feb. 2006.

Kaplan, S., and others.  Racial and ethinic disparities in health:  a view from the South Bronx.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  17(1):116-127, Feb. 2006.

Exworthy, M., and Washington, A.  Organizational strategies to tackle health-care disparities in the USA.  Health Services Management Research.  19(1):44-51, Feb. 2006.

McConnaha, S.  Catholic teaching and disparities in care.  Health Progress.  87(1):46-50, Jan./Feb. 2006.

Bakalar, N.  Black-white differences found in cancer care.  The New York Times.  Jan 3, 2006.

Richardson, C., and others.  The roles of teaching hospitals, insurance status, and race/ethnicity in receipt of adjuvant therapy for regional-stage breast cancer in Florida.  American Journal of Public Health.   96(1):160-166, Jan. 2006.

Ghose, M.  Health Insurance Premium Growth Slows Despite Increased Utilization, Higher Costs.  Press Release.  Washington:  America's Health Insurance Plans, Jan. 30. 2006.

National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Jan. 2006.

Providing Culturally and Linguistically Competent Health Care.  Oakbrook Terrace, IL:  Joint Commission Resources, 2006.  (W 84.1 P9692 2006).

Lasser, K., Himmelstein, D., and Woolhander, S.  Access to care, health status, and health disparities in the United States and Canada. results of a cross- national based survey.  American Journal of Public Health.  96(7):1300-1307, 2006.

Improving Communication--Improving Care.  Chicago:  American Medical Association, 2006.

Blanchard, J.  Discrimination and health care utilization.  Santa Monica, CA:  RAND Corporation, 2006.

Moon, S., and Shin, J.  Racial differences in health care use among Medicare only and dual eligibles.  Journal of Health and Human Services Administration.  28(3):326-345, Winter 2005.

A call to action on health care disparities among minorities.  Disease Management Advisor.  11(12):138-141, Dec. 2005.

Racial disparities in care:  looking beyond the clinical encounter.  Health Services Research.  Part I.  40(6):1713-1721, Dec. 2005.

Galbraith, A., and others.  Out-of-pocket financial burden for low-income families with children:  socioeconomic disparities and effects of insurance.  Health Services Research.  Part I.  40(6):1722-1736, Dec. 2005.

Tovarelli, T.  The pregnant Jehovah's witness.  Journal of Nursing Administration (JONA's).  7(4):105-109, Oct./Dec. 2005. 

Eliminating Health Disparities.  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 1-88, Nov. 2005.


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