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Rowe, M.  Diversity: it's not just nice, it's good businessHealthLeaders Media.  June 27, 2008.

National Resource Center on Advancing Emergency Preparedness for Culturally Diverse Communities.  Philadelphia, PA:  Drexel University Center for Health Equality, June 23, 2008.

National Consensus Statement on Integrating Racially and Ethnically Diverse Communities into Public Health Emergency Preparedness.  Philadelphia, PA:  Drexel University Center for Health Equality, June 11, 2008.

Guiding Principles on Integrating Racially and Ethnically Diverse Communities into Public Health Emergency Preparedness.  Philadelphia, PA:  Drexel University Center for Health Equality, June 11, 2008

Fisher, E., Goodman, D., and Chandra, A.  Disparities in Health and Health Care Among Medicare Beneficiaries.  Princeton, NJ:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, June 5, 2008.

Expecting Success Toolkit.  Princeton, NJ:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, June 5, 2008.

Mackenbach, J., and others.  Socioeconomic inequalities in health in 22 European countries.  New England Journal  of Medicine.  358(23):2468-2481, June 5, 2008.

Berkman, L., and Epstein, A.  Beyond health care--socioeconomic status and health.  New England Journal  of Medicine.  358(23):2509-2510, June 5, 2008.

Larkin, M.  Relationships key to reaching cultural groups.  Healthcare Marketing Advisor.   9(6):1-4, June 2008.

Stepanikova, I., and Cook, K.  Effects of poverty and lack of insurance on perceptions of racial and ethnic bias in health care.  Health Services Research.  43(3);915-930, June 2008.

Gruneir, A., and others.  Medicaid and the uninsured:  relationship between state Medicaid policies, nursing home racial composition, and the risk of hospitalization for Black and White residents.  Health Services Research.  43(3);869-881, June 2008.

Russo, C., Andrews, R., and Barrett, M.  Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Hospital Patient Safety Events, 2005.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, June 2008.

King, R., and others.  A plan for action:  key perspectives from the racial/ethnic disparities strategy forum.  Milbank Quarterly.  86(2):241-272, June 2008.

MEDLINE/PubMed Search and Health Disparities and Minority Health Information Resources.  Bethesda, MD:  National Library of Medicine, June 2008.

Serving Patients with Limited English Proficiency: Results of a Community Health Center Survey.  Bethesda, MD:  National Association of Community Health Centers, June 2008.

Schoenborn, C., and Heyman, K.  Health Disparities Among Adults With Hearing Loss: United States, 2000-2006.  Atlanta:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, May 27, 2008.

Basu, J., and Mobley, L.  Trends in racial disparities among the elderly for selected procedures.  Medical Care Research and Review, May 19, 2008.

Today's Topics in Health Disparities - State Initiatives to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.  Washington:  Kaiser Family Foundation Broadcast Studio, May 14, 2008.

Hasnain-Wynia, R., and Rittner, S.  Improving Quality and Equity in Health Care by Reducing Disparities.  Chicago:  American Hospital Association, May 14, 2008.

Jemal, A., and others.  Widening of socioeconomic inequalities in U.S. death rates, 1993-2001 PLoS One.  3(5):e2181, May 14, 2008.

2008 Healthcare Equality Index: Creating a National Standard for Equal Treatment of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Patients and Their Families.  Human Rights Campaign Foundation and Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, May 13, 2008.

Lurie, N., and others.  The national health plan collaborative to reduce disparities and improve quality.  Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.  34(5):256-265, May 2008.

Flores, G., and others.  Access to hospital interpreter services for limited english proficient patients in New Jersey:  a statewide evaluation.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.   19(2):391-415, May 2008.

Xu, K., and Borders, T.  Does being an immigrant make a difference in seeking physician services?  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.   19(2):380-390, May 2008

Baquet, C., and others.  Breast cancer epidemiology in blacks and whites:  disparities in incidence, mortality, survival rates and histology.  Journal of the National Medical Association.  100(5):480-488, May 2008.

Wu, X., and others.  Survival difference between non-Hispanic black and non-Hispanic white women with localized breast cancer:  the impact of guideline-concordant therapy.  Journal of the National Medical Association.  100(5):490-498, May 2008.

Edelman, D., Gao, Q., and Mosca, L.  Predicators and barriers to timely medical follow-up after cardiovascular disease risk factor screening according to race/ethnicity.  Journal of the National Medical Association.  100(5):534-539, May 2008.

SooHoo, N., Zingmond, D., and Ko, C.  Disparities in the utilization of high-volume hospitals for total knee replacement.  Journal of the National Medical Association.  100(5):559-564, May 2008.

Martins, D., and others.  The relative risk of cardiovascular death among racial and ethnic minorities with metabolic syndrome:  data from the NHANES-II mortality follow-up.  Journal of the National Medical Association.  100(5):565-571, May 2008.

Kuehn, B.  Health disparities probed.  Journal of the American Medical Association.  299(16):1891, Apr. 23/30, 2008.

Reschovsky, J., and O'Malley, A.  Do primary care physicians treating minority patients report problems delivering high-quality care?    Health Affairs.  27(3):w222-w231, Apr. 22, 2008.

ASHP statement on racial and ethnic disparities in health care.  American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy.  65(8):728-733, Apr. 15, 2008.

Kirchheimer, B.  Sustainable diversity.  Modern Healthcare.  38(14):6-7, 22-31, Apr. 7, 2008.

O'Donnell, O., and others.  Analyzing Health Equity Using Household Survey Data.  Washington:  The World Bank, Apr. 4, 2008.

Report: Unequal Health Outcomes in the United States (April '08).  New York:  Pro Bono Net, Apr. 4, 2008.

Smedley, B., and others.  Identifying and Evaluating Equity Provisions in State Health Care Reform.   New York:  The Commonwealth Fund, Apr. 2008.

Mead, H., and others.  Racial and Ethnic Disparities in U.S. Health Care: A Chartbook.  New York:  The Commonwealth Fund, Apr. 2008.

People, Places, Processes: Reducing Health Inequalities Through Balanced Health Promtion Approaches.  Victoria, Australia:  VicHealth, Apr. 2008.

McGuire, T., and others.  Testing for statistical discrimination by race/ethnicity in panel data for depression treatment in primary care.  Health Services Research.   43(2):531-551, Apr. 2008.

Alexander, G., and others.  Development of a measure of physician engagement in addressing racial and ethnic health care disparities.  Health Services Research.   43(2):773-784, Apr. 2008.

Torres, M., and others.  Rural hospitals and Spanish-speaking patients with limited English proficiency.  Journal of Healthcare Management.  53(2):107-120, Mar./Apr. 2008.

Strelitz, P., and Watson, K.  Critical perspectives on cultural competence as a strategic opportunity for achieving high performance in healthcare organizations.  Radiology Management.  30(2):42-46, Mar./Apr. 2008.

Kantor, A.  A flurry of recent activity puts health literacy in the spotlight.  AHIP Coverage.  49(2):40-44, Mar./Apr. 2008.

Meara, E., Richards, S., and Cutler, D.  The gap gets bigger: changes in mortality and life expectancy, by education, 1981-2000.  Health Affairs.  27(2):350-360, Mar./Apr. 2008.

Schlotthauer, A., and others.  Evaluating interventions to reduce health care disparities:  an RWJF program.  Health Affairs.  27(2):568-573, Mar./Apr. 2008.

Acevedo-Garcia, D., and others.  Howard a policy-relevant analysis Of geographic and racial/ethnic disparities in child health.  Health Affairs.  27(2):321-333, Mar./Apr. 2008.

Gehlert, S., and others.  Targeting health disparities: a model linking upstream determinants to downstream interventions.  Health Affairs.  27(2): 339-349, Mar./Apr. 2008.

Meara,E., Richards, S., and Cutler, D.  Race, ethnicity, and the education gradient in health. Health Affairs.  27(2): 361-372, Mar./Apr. 2008.

Lurie, N., and others.  Challenges to using a business case for addressing health disparities.  Health Affairs.  27(2): 334-338, Mar./Apr. 2008.

Hebert,P., Sisk, J., and Howell, E.  When does a difference become a disparity? Conceptualizing racial and ethnic disparities in health.  Health Affairs 27(2): 374-382, Mar./Apr. 2008.

Bilheimer, L., and Sisk, J.  Collecting adequate data on racial and ethnic disparities in health: The challenges continue.  Health Affairs.  27(2): 383-391, Mar./Apr. 2008.

McGuire, T., and Miranda, J.  New evidence regarding racial and ethnic disparities in mental health: policy implications. Health Affairs.  27(2): 393-403, Mar./Apr. 2008.

Fisher-Owens, S., and others.  Giving policy some teeth: routes to reducing disparities in oral health.  Health Affairs.  27(2): 404-412, Mar./Apr. 2008.

Grumbach, K., and Mendoza, R.  Disparities in human resources: Addressing the lack of diversity in the health professions.  Health Affairs.  27(2): 413-422, Mar./Apr. 2008.

Youdelman, M.  The medical tongue: U.S. laws and policies on language access.  Health Affairs. 27(2): 424-433, Mar./Apr. 2008.

Acevedo-Garcia, D., and Stone, L.  State variation in health insurance coverage for U.S. citizen children of immigrants.  Health Affairs.  27(2): 434-446, Mar./Apr. 2008.

Smedley, B.  Moving beyond access: Achieving equity in state health care reform.  Health Affairs.  27(2): 447-455, Mar./Apr. 2008.

Syme, S.  Reducing racial and social-class inequalities in health: The need for a new approach.  Health Affairs.  27(2): 456-459, Mar./Apr. 2008.

Blendon, R., and others.  Disparities In Physician Care: Experiences And Perceptions Of A Multi-Ethnic AmericaHealth Affairs.  27(2): 507-517, Mar./Apr. 2008.

Gaskin, D., and others.  Do hospitals provide lower-quality care to minorities than to whites?  Health Affairs.  27(2): 518-527, Mar./Apr. 2008.

Jha, A., and others.  The characteristics and performance of hospitals that care for elderly Hispanic AmericansHealth Affairs.  27(2): 528-537, Mar./Apr. 2008.

Moy, E., Greenberg, L., and Borsky, A.  Community variation: disparities in health care quality between Asian and white Medicare beneficiaries.  Health Affairs.  27(2): 538-549, Mar./Apr. 2008.

Hill, I., and others.  Improving coverage and access for immigrant Latino children: The Los Angeles healthy kids program.   Health Affairs.  27(2): 550-559, Mar./Apr. 2008.

A Strategic Framework for Improving Racial/Ethnic Minority Health and Eliminating Racial/Health Disparities.  Washington:  National Partnership for Action, Mar. 31, 2008.

Voelker, R.  Decades of work to reduce disparities in health care produce limited success.  Journal of the American Medical Association.  299(12):1411-1413, Mar. 26, 2008.

Vesely, R.  An uneven paying field?  Modern Healthcare.  38(11):32-33, Mar. 17, 2008.

Today's Topics in Health Disparities - Immigration and Health Care: What Are the Policy Choices?   Washington:  Kaiser Family Foundation Broadcast Studio, Mar. 12, 2008.

Landers, S.  New efforts enlists businesses to correct health care disparities.  American Medical News.  51(10):19, 21, Mar. 10, 2008.

Karve, A., and others.  Potential unintended financial consequences of pay-for-performance on the quality of care for minority patientsAmerican Heart Journal.  155(3):571-576, Mar. 2008.

Howell, E., and others.  Black/White differences in very low birth weight neonatal mortality rates among New York City hospitals.  Pediatrics.  121(3):e407-e415, Feb. 11, 2008.

2007 National Healthcare Disparities Reports.  Rockville, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Feb. 2008.

Ryan, A., Gee, G., and Griffith, D.  The effects of perceived discrimination on diabetes management.  Journal of Health care for the Poor and Underserved.  19(1):149-163, Feb. 2008.

Howell, E., and McFeeters, J.  Children's mental health care:  differences by race/ethnicity in urban/rural areas.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  19(1):237-247, Feb. 2008.

Levine, R., and others.  Black-white disparities in elderly breast cancer mortality before and after implementation of Medicare benefits for screening mammography.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  19(1):103-134, Feb. 2008.

Bhandari, V., and others.  Quality of anticoagulation control:  do race and language matter?  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  19(1):41-55, Feb. 2008.

Johnson, S., and others.  Ethnic differences and treatment trajectories in chronic kidney disease.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  19(1):90-102, Feb. 2008.

Krieger, N., and others.  The fall and rise of US inequities in premature mortality: 1960-2002PLoS Medicine.  5(2):0227-0241, Feb. 2008.

Flores, G., and Tomany-Korman, S.  Racial and ethnic disparities in medical and dental health, access to care, and use of services in US children.  Pediatrics.  121(2):e286-e298, Feb. 2008.

Demographics and Health Care Access and Utilization of Limited-English-Proficient and English-Proficient Hispanics.  Rockvile, MD:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Feb. 2008.

Saha, S., and Shipman, S.  Race-neutral versus race-conscious workforce policy to improve access to care.  Health Affairs.  27(1):234-245, Jan./Feb. 2008.

Dreachslin, J., and Hobby, F.  Racial and ethnic disparities:  why diversity leadership matters.   Journal of Healthcare Management.  53(1):8-13, Jan./Feb. 2008.

Whitman, M., and Davis, J.  Cultural and linguistic competence in healthcare:  the case of Alabama General Hospitals.   Journal of Healthcare Management.  53(1):26-40, Jan./Feb. 2008.

Brooks, J., and King, M.  Geneticizing disease: implications for racial health disparities.  Washington:  Center for American Progress, Jan. 15, 2008.

Gross, C. and others.  Racial disparities in cancer therapyCancer.   Jan. 7, 2008.

Pletcher, M., and others.  Trends in opioid prescribing by race/ethnicity for patients seeking care in US emergency departmentsJournal of the American Medical Association.  299(1):70-78, Jan. 2, 2008.

Unequal Health Outcomes in the United States.  Washington:  CERD Working Group on Health and Environment Health, Jan. 2008.

Health Care Disparities Influenced by Where Minorities Seek Care.  Chicago:  Health Research and Educational Trust, Jan. 2008.

Lavizzo-Mourey, R.  Racial disparities in health care quality should mean equality.  Healthcare Financial Management.  62(1):102-104, Jan. 2008.

Lee, J., and others.  Association between patient race/ethnicity and perceived interpersonal aspects of care in the emergency department.  Journal of the National Medical Association.  100(1):79-85, Jan. 2008.


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