Scanning the Headlines: Racial and Ethnic Disparities (Archive) 2015-2012
Updated on September 26, 2016
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Stempniak, M. (2015, Nov. 10). Health care needs more diverse leadership teams. H&HN. Retrieved from: http://www.hhnmag.com/articles/6703-health-care-needs-more-diverse-leadership-teams
Belluz, J. (2015, Nov. 5). Inequality isn't just unfair - it's making people sick. Chicago: Vox Media, Inc. Retrieved from: http://www.vox.com/2015/11/5/9675796/health-gap-marmot-social-inequality
Greising, C. (2015, Oct. 26). Providing high-quality care to LGBT patients. H&HN. Retrieved from: http://www.hhnmag.com/articles/6658-providing-high-quality-care-to-lgbt-patients
Ayanian, J. (2015, Oct. 1). The costs of racial disparities in health care. Harvard Business Review. Retrieved from: https://hbr.org/2015/10/the-costs-of-racial-disparities-in-health-care
(2015, Fall). CEO Circle White Paper. Why Healthcare Leaders Need to Take a New Look at Diversity in Their Organizations. Chicago: American College of Healthcare Executives. Retrieved from: www.ache.org/pubs/research/pdf/CEO-White-Paper-2015.pdf
Gaskin, D., Zare, H., Haider, A., and LaVeist, T. (2015, Sept. 29). The quality of surgical and pneumonia care in minority-serving and racially integrated hospitals. Health Services Research. Retrieved from: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1475-6773.12394/abstract
Appleby, J. (2015, Sept. 3). HHS unveils civil rights protections for transgender patients' health services. Kaiser Health News. Retrieved from: http://khn.org/news/hhs-unveils-civil-rights-protections-for-transgender-patients-health-services/
(2015, Sept.). Guide to Preventing Readmissions Among Racially and Ethnically Diverse Medicare Beneficiaries. Baltimore, MD: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Retrieved from: https://www.cms.gov/About-CMS/Agency-information/OMH/Downloads/OMH_Readmissions_Guide.pdf
(2015, Sept.). The CMS Equity Plan for Improving Quality in Medicare. Independence, MO: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Retrieved from: https://www.cms.gov/About-CMS/Agency-Information/OMH/OMH_Dwnld-CMS_EquityPlanforMedicare_090615.pdf
(2015, Sept.). Increasing Supplier Diversity in Health Care. Chicago: American Hospital Association. Retrieved from: http://www.hpoe.org/Reports-HPOE/2015/2015_supplier_diversity_FINAL.pdf
Demborsky, A. (2015, Aug. 20). Can health care be cured of racial bias? Kaiser Health News. Retireved from: http://khn.org/news/can-health-care-be-cured-of-racial-bias/
Artiga, S., Young, K., Garfield, R., and Majerol, M. (2015, Aug). Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Access to and Utilization of Care Among Insured Adults. Menlo Park, CA: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved from: http://files.kff.org/attachment/issue-brief-racial-and-ethnic-disparities-in-access-to-and-utilization-of-care-among-insured-adults
Canestraro, L.M. (2015, July-Aug.). LGBT patients often are vulnerable, marginalized. Health Progress, 96(4), 47-51. https://www.chausa.org/publications/health-progress/article/july-august-2015/disparities-in-care-lgbt-patients-often-are-vulnerable-marginalized
Gowen, R.M.Z. (2015, July-Aug.). Building a vibrant, healthy Brownsville. Health Progress, 96(4), 15-17. https://www.chausa.org/publications/health-progress/article/july-august-2015/building-a-vibrant-healthy-brownsville
Green, A. (2015, July-Aug.). Cultural competence honors human dignity. Health Progress, 96(4), 19-22. https://www.chausa.org/publications/health-progress/article/july-august-2015/cultural-competence-honors-human-dignity
Hobby, F. (2015, July-Aug.). Diversity is inevitable, disparities are not. Health Progress, 96(4), 4-9. https://www.chausa.org/publications/health-progress/article/july-august-2015/diversity-is-inevitable-disparities-are-not
Lofton, K. (2015, July-Aug.). Variations in care and quality must be eliminated for good. Health Progress, 96(4), 28-31. https://www.chausa.org/publications/health-progress/article/july-august-2015/ending-disparities-of-care-is-a-matter-of-social-justice
McKinney, M.M. (2015, July-Aug.). Community priorities guide health equity center. Health Progress, 96(4), 32-35. https://www.chausa.org/publications/health-progress/article/july-august-2015/bridging-the-divide-community-priorities-guide-health-equity-center
Saporu, D. (2015, July-Aug.). Crafting physician diversity and cultural competence. Health Progress, 96(4), 42-45. https://www.chausa.org/publications/health-progress/article/july-august-2015/stritch-school-of-medicine-crafting-physician-diversity-and-cultural-competence
Withers, J, (2015, July-Aug.). Backpack doc brings care to the homeless. Health Progress, 96(4), 23-27. https://www.chausa.org/publications/health-progress/article/july-august-2015/backpack-doc-brings-care-to-the-homeless
Woods, E. (2015, July-Aug.). The Good Samaritan, inclusion and diversity. Health Progress, 96(4), 10-13. https://www.chausa.org/publications/health-progress/article/july-august-2015/health-care's-call-to-action-the-good-samaritan-inclusion-and-diversity
(2015, July). #123forEquity: A Toolkit for Achieving Success and Sharing Your Story. Chicago: American Hospital Association. Retrieved from: http://www.equityofcare.org/resources/resources/AHA123forEquityToolkitweb.pdf
Mahmud, Y., Hamil, J. Garrett, A., and others. (2015, Summer). Approaches to reducing health care disparities: A focus on six multi-stakeholder alliances. Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Retrieved from: http://files.ctctcdn.com/68425655401/e8bf650d-d2f9-4e50-b319-98ca0e08b924.pdf
Office of Minority Health. The National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care: A Blueprint for Advancing and Sustaining CLAS Policy and Practice (The Blueprint). Washington: US Department of Health and Human Services, accessed June 1, 2015 at https://www.thinkculturalhealth.hhs.gov/content/clas.asp
Asante-Muhammad, D., Chase, D., and Richardson, J. (2015, Spring). The Healthcare Industry. Washington: NAACP Economic Department Financisl Freedom Center. Retrieved from: http://action.naacp.org/page/-/economic%20opportunity%20documents/OpportunityDiversityReportCard-2015.pdf
Pecci, A. (2015, Apr. 10). 1 in 5 adults report age discrimination in healthcare settings. HealthLeaders Media. Retrieved from: http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/QUA-315179/1-in-5-Adults-Report-Age-Discrimination-in-Healthcare-Settings
Weinstock, M. (2015, Apr. 2). NAACP grades hospital leadership diversity. H&HN Daily. http://www.hhnmag.com/display/HHN-news-article.dhtml?dcrPath=/templatedata/HF_Common/NewsArticle/data/HHN/Daily/2015/April/leadership-NAACP-diversity-blog-Weinstock
Rogers, S., Thrasher, A., Miao, Y., Boscardin, W., and Smith, A. (2015, Mar. 13). Discrimination in healthcare settings is associated with disability in older adults: Health and retirement study, 2008-2012. Journal of General Internal Medicine. Retrieved from: http://download-v2.springer.com/static/pdf/76/art%253A10.1007%252Fs11606-015-3233-6.pdf?token2=exp=1428675825~acl=%2Fstatic%2Fpdf%2F76%2Fart%25253A10.1007%25252Fs11606-015-3233-6.pdf*~hmac=20e0f87afe60650e73835767f125412d43b954338498477f154c51c887cec2d5
(2015, Jan.). Equity of Care: A Toolkit for Eliminating Health Care Disparities. Chicago: American Hospital Association. Retrieved from: http://www.hpoe.org/resources/hpoehretaha-guides/1788
(2015). Kelley, R. Kelly Report 2015. Washington: Health Disparities in America. Retrieved from: http://robinkelly.house.gov/sites/robinkelly.house.gov/files/2015%20Kelly%20Report.pdf
(2015). Closing the Gap in Healthcare Leadership Diversity: A Witt/Kieffer Study. Oakbrook, IL: Witt/Kieffer. Retrieved from: http://www.wittkieffer.com/file/pdfs/Closing%20the%20Gap%20in%20Healthcare%20Leadership%20Diversity%20Final.pdf
(2015). American Society of Healthcare Risk Management Equity of Care Assessment Tool. Chicago: American Society for Healthare Risk Management. Retrieved from: http://files.ctctcdn.com/68425655401/e8bf650d-d2f9-4e50-b319-98ca0e08b924.pdf
(2015). Behavioral Health Equity Barometer: United States, 2014 Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. http://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/Health_Equity_National_BHB/Health_Equity_National_BHB.pdf
Anderson, K., and Olson, S. (2015). Achieving Health Equity via the Affordable Care Act: Promises, Provisions, and Making Reform a Reality for Diverse Patients: Workshop Summer (2015). Washington: The National Academies Press. Retrieved from: http://www.nap.edu/catalog/18551/achieving-health-equity-via-the-affordable-care-act-promises-provisions
Trivedi, A., and others. (2014, Dec. 11). Quality and equity of care in U.S. hospitals. New England Journal of Medicine. 371:2298-2308. Retrieved from: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsa1405003
Birk, S. (2014, Nov.-Dec.). Diversity in the C-suite: Strategies that work. Healthcare Executive, 29(6), 20-22, 24-26, 28.
Bulletin: HIPAA Privacy in Emergency Situations. (2014, November). Washington: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights. Retrieved from: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/special/emergency/hipaa-privacy-emergency-situations.pdf
Leader, T. (2014, Nov.). How to build a simple emergency plan. Provider, 40(11), 37-28. http://www.providermagazine.com/archives/2014_Archives/Pages/1114/How-To-Build-A-Simple-Emergency-Plan.aspx
A Framework for Stratifying Race, Ethnicity and Language Data. http://hpoe.org/Reports-HPOE/REAL-data-FINAL.pdf
Stratifying Patient Data to Eliminate Health Care Disparities. http://www.hpoe.org/Reports-HPOE/REAL-data-FINAL.pdf
(2014,September 19). Health Care: Necessary But Not Sufficient. Richmond, VA: Virginia Commonwealth University. Retrieved from Link: http://societyhealth.vcu.edu/Page.aspx?nav=326
Bowers, V. Boosting diversity and reducing disparities. H&HN. June 25, 2014. http://www.hhnmag.com/display/HHN-news-article.dhtml?dcrPath=/templatedata/HF_Common/NewsArticle/data/HHN/Daily/2014/Jun/062514-velois-boosting-diversity-reducing-disparities
Health Coverage and Care in the South: A Chartbook. Menlo Park, CA: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, June 2014. http://kaiserfamilyfoundation.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/8578-health-coverage-and-care-in-the-south-a-chartbook-june-update.pdf
Artiga, S., and others. Advancing Opportunities, Assessing Challenges: Key Themes from a Roundtable Discussion of Health Care and Health Equity in the South. Menlo Park, CA: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, June 2014. http://kaiserfamilyfoundation.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/8606-discussion-of-health-care-and-health-equity-in-the-south.pdf
Docteur, E., and Berenson, R. In Pursuit of Health Equity: Comparing U.S. and EU Approaches to Eliminating Disparities. Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, June 2014. http://www.rwjf.org/content/dam/farm/reports/issue_briefs/2014/rwjf414060
National Healthcare Disparities Report 2013. Washington: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, May 2014. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhdr13/2013nhdr.pdf
Gold, M. Reducing health care disparities: Where are we now? Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Mar. 2014. http://www.rwjf.org/content/dam/farm/reports/issue_briefs/2014/rwjf411511
Long, S., and Goin, D. Large Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health Insurance Literacy Signal Need for Targeted Education and Outreach. Washington: Urban Institute, Feb. 26, 2014. http://hrms.urban.org/briefs/literacy-by-race.html
Doty, M., and Blumenthal, D. Coverage Opportunities and Obstacles for Hispanics Under the ACA. New York: Commonwealth Fund, Feb. 13, 2014. http://www.commonwealthfund.org/Blog/2014/Feb/Coverage-Opportunities-and-Obstacles-for-Hispanics-Under-the-ACA.aspx
Bonnyman, G., and Garr, T. Obamacare: cautionary lessons from the Tennessee prequel. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved;25(1):xxv-xxxi, Feb. 2014.
Mack, A., and others. Supporting a Movement for Health and Health Equity: Workshop Summary (2014). Washington: The National Academies Press, 2014. http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=18751
(2014). Mapping Gender Gaps in Health Care. Santa Monica, CA: Rand Corporation. Retrieved from: http://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/research_briefs/RB9700/RB9781/RAND_RB9781.pdf
Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Improving care and health for low-income populations. Healthcare Executive;28(6):70, 72-73, Nov.-Dec. 2013.
Snowdon, S. Equal and respectful care for LGBT patients. Healthcare Executive;28(6):52, 54-55, Nov.-Dec. 2013.
Alberti, P.M., Bonham, A.C., and Kirch, D.G. Making equity a value in value-based health care. Academic Medicine;88(11):1619-1623, Nov. 2013.
Hoenig, C. How insurance access has already closed racial gaps. Diversity Inc. Newsletters. Oct. 14, 2013. http://www.diversityinc.com/news/insurance-access-already-closed-racial-gaps/?utm_source=SailThru&utm_campaign=newsletterLuke&utm_medium=DI&utm_content=2013-10-14&utm_term=news
Glance, L.G., Osler, T.M., and others. Trends in racial disparities for injured patients admitted to trauma centers. HSR. Health Services Research;48(5):1684-1703, Oct. 2013.
Kirby, J.B., and Kaneda, T. ‘Double jeopardy’ measure suggests Blacks and Hispanics face more severe disparities than previously indicated. Health Affairs;32(10):1766-1772, Oct. 2013. http://content.healthaffairs.org/cgi/content/abstract/32/10/1766?etoc
Qasim, M., and Andrews, R. Despite Overall Improvement In Surgical Outcomes Since 2000, Income-Related Disparities Persist. Health Affairs 32(10):1773-1780, Oct. 2013. http://content.healthaffairs.org/cgi/content/abstract/32/10/1773?etoc
Turner, A. The Business Case for Racial Equity. Ann Arbor, MI: Altarum Institute, Oct. 2013. http://altarum.org/sites/default/files/uploaded-publication-files/The%20Business%20Case%20for%20Racial%20Equity%20FINAL.pdf
Shoup, C. Getting to the heart of disparities in care. Health Progress;94(5):17-20, Sept.-Oct. 2013.
Kirch, D.G., and Nivet, M. Increasing diversity and inclusion in medical school to improve the health of all. Journal of Healthcare Management;58(5):311-313, Sept.-Oct. 2013.
Schoen, C., and others. Health Care in the Two Americas: Findings from the Scorecard on State Health System Performance for Low-Income Populations, 2013. New York, NY: The Commonwealth Fund. Sept. 18, 2013. http://www.commonwealthfund.org/Publications/Fund-Reports/2013/Sep/Low-Income-Scorecard.aspx?omnicid=20
South-Paul, J.E., Roth, L., and others. Building diversity in a complex academic health center. Academic Medicine;88(9):1259-1264, Sept. 2013.
Survey finds african americans hit hard by high health care costs. Insight News. Aug. 26, 2013. http://www.insightnews.com/health/11215-survey-finds-african-americans-hit-hard-by-high-health-care-costs
Health Gaps. Health Affairs. Aug. 15, 2013. http://www.healthaffairs.org/healthpolicybriefs/brief.php?brief_id=98
Reducing Health Care Disparities: Collection and Use of Race, Ethnicity and Language Data. Chicago: American Hospital Association, August 2013. http://www.hpoe.org/Reports-HPOE/Equity_Care_Report_August2013.PDF
Sadowski, J. The Neighborhood You’re From Could Mean Living 20 Years Longer. Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. July 17, 2013. http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2013/07/17/maps_show_differences_in_life_expectancy_robert_wood_johnson_foundation.html
Hoenig, C. Diversity Inc. top 10 hospital systems lead HRC healthcare equality index. Diversity Inc. July, 2013. https://www.diversityinc.com/diversity-and-inclusion/diversityinc-top-10-hospital-systems-lead-hrc-healthcare-equality-index
Rodak, S. 16 Benefits of healthcare organization’s cultural competence. Becker’s Hospital Review. June 25, 2013. http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/strategic-planning/16-benefits-of-healthcare-organizations-cultural-competence.html
Dimick, J., and others. Black patients more likely than whites to undergo surgery at low-quality hospitals in segregated regions. Health Affairs;32(6):1046-1053, June 2013.
American College of Healthcare Executives. Policy statement: the healthcare executive’s role in fostering inclusion of LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender] patients and employees. Healthcare Executive. 28(3):113-115, May-June 2013.
Umbendenstock, R.J. Equity in care: picking up the pace. Journal of Healthcare Management;58(3):165-167, May/June 2013.
Beech, B.M., and others. Mentoring programs for underrepresented minority faculty in academic medical centers: a systematic review of the literature. Academic Medicine;88(4):541-549, Apr. 2013.
Dolan, T.C. Increasing diversity in governance and management. Journal of Healthcare Management;58(2):84-86, Mar./Apr. 2013.
Asada, Y., Yoshida, Y., and Whipp, A.M. Summarizing social disparities in health. The Milbank Quarterly;91(1):5-36, Mar. 2013.
Health Coverage by Race and Ethnicity: The Potential Impact of the Affordable Care Act. Menlo Park, CA: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Mar. 2013. http://www.kff.org/minorityhealth/upload/8423.pdf
Patients With Limited English Proficiency. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Mar. 2013. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/education/curriculum-tools/teamstepps/lep/
De Filippi, R. Stronger through diversity. Trustee;66(3):31, Mar. 2013.
Corlette, S., and others. State insurance exchanges face challenges in offering standardized choices alongside innovative value-based insurance. Health Affairs;32(2):418-426, Feb. 2013.
Le Cook, B., Barry, C.L., and Busch, S.H. Racial/ethnic disparity trends in children’s mental health care access and expenditures from 2002 to 2007. Health Services Research;48(1):129-149, Feb. 2013.
Lopez, L., and Jha, A.K. Outcomes for whites and blacks at hospitals that disproportionately care for black Medicare beneficiaries. Health Services Research;48(1):114-128, Feb. 2013.
Shi, L., and others. Reducing disparities in access to primary care and patient satisfaction with care: the role of health centers. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved;24(1):56-66, Feb. 2013.
Health Care Interpreter Network. Oaklad, CA: California Healthcare Foundation, Feb. 2013. http://www.chcf.org/projects/2009/health-care-interpreter-network
Dimensions of diversity. Healthcare Executive. 28(1):42, 44-46, 48, 50, 52, Jan./Feb. 2013.
Disparities Research for Change: Finding Answers Intervention Research (FAIR) Database. Solving Disparities.com, accessed Jan. 4, 2013 at http://www.solvingdisparities.org/fair
Leveraging culture to address health inequalities: Examples from Native communities: Workshop summary (2013). Washington: The National Academies Press, 2013. http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=18496
Diversity and Disparities: a Benchmark Study of U.S. Hospitals in 2013. Chicago: Institute of Diversity in Health Management. http://www.equityofcare.org/about/resources/diversity_disparities_Benchmark_study_hospitals_2013.pdf
Larger, R. We are family: marketing to Hispanic Medicare patients is a community effort. Marketing Health Services;32(1):16-21, Winter 2012.
Safford, M., and others. Association of race and sex with risk of incident acute coronary heart disease events. Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA). 308(17):1768-1774, Nov. 7, 2012. http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1389611
Daviglus, M., and others. Prevalence of major cardiovascular risk factors and cardiovascular disease among Hispanic/Latino individuals of diverse backgrounds in the United States. Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA). 308(17):1775-1784, Nov. 7, 2012. http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1389614
Krupa, C. Report spells out 6 steps to reduce health disparities. amednews.com. Sept. 3, 2012. http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2012/09/03/prsb0903.htm
Improving Patient Safety Systems for Patients With Limited English Proficency. A Guide for Hospitals. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Sept. 2012. http://www.ahrq.gov/populations/lepguide/
Birk, S. All of us: embracing diversity in healthcare. Healthcare Executive;27(4):30-32, 34-36, 38, July/Aug. 2012.
Oh, J. AF4Q hospitals improve readmissions, language services and other quality measures. Becker's Hospital Review. July 31, 2012. http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/quality/af4q-hospitals-improve-readmissions-language-services-and-other-quality-measures.html
Hobby, F. Health care facing a disparities tsunami. H&HN. July 2, 2012. http://www.hhnmag.com/hhnmag/HHNDaily/HHNDailyDisplay.dhtml?id=6490005454
Wilder, S., Szpytek, S., and Groeneweg, C. Disaster preparedness refresher: frequent drills can help uncover any holes in emergency plans. Provider;38(7):43-44, July 2012.
Cultivating Culturally Competent Organizations: Making the Transition for Health Equity. Washington, DC: Grant Makers Health. June 18, 2012. http://www.gih.org/files/FileDownloads/Issue_Focus_Culturally_Competent_Orgs_6-18-12.pdf
Elnashar, M., Abdelrahim, H., and Fetters, M.D. Cultural competence springs up in the desert: the story of the Center for Cultural Competence in Health Care at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar. Academic Medicine;87(6):759-766, June 2012.
Peek, M.E., and others. A study of national physician organizations’ efforts to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities in the United States. Academic Medicine;87(6):694-700, June 2012.
Diversity & Disparities: a Benchmark Study of U.S. Hospitals. June 2012. http://www.hpoe.org/resources-and-tools/resources/diversity_disparities_chartbook.pdf
Berenson, J., and others. Achieving Better Quality of Care for Low-Income Populations: The Roles of Health Insurance and the Medical Home in Reducig Health Inequities. New York: The Commonwealth Fund, May 16, 2012. http://www.commonwealthfund.org/Publications/Issue-Briefs/2012/May/Achieving-Better-Quality-of-Care-for-Low-Income-Populations.aspx
Eliminating Health Care Disparities: Implementing the National Call to Action UsingLessons Learned. Apr. 2012. http://www.hpoe.org/hpoe/resources/eoc-eliminating-health-disparities.pdf
Weisman, J., and others. Pay-for-performance programs to reduce racial/ethnic disparities. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 23(1):144-160, Feb. 2012. http://www.rwjf.org/qualityequality/product.jsp?id=74012
Eliminating Health Care Disparities: Implementing the National Call to Auction Using Lessons Learned. Chicago: American Hospital Association, Feb. 2012. http://www.hpoe.org/hpoe/resources/eoc-eliminating-health-disparities.pdf
Chin, M., and others. A roadmap and best practices for organizations to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in health care. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 27(8):992-1000, 2012. http://www.springerlink.com/content/84vg96h755m221vt/?MUD=MP