Scanning the Headlines: Racial and Ethnic Disparities

A bibliographic listing of recently published material related to racial and ethnic disparities.

Updated on November 17, 2017

Links to full-text articles are provided where available.
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Thomas-Henkel, C., and Schulman, M. (2017, Oct.). Screening for Social Determinants of Health in Populations with Complex Needs: Implementation Considerations. Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Retrieved from:

A Diversity, Equity and Cultural Competency Assessment Tool for Leaders. (2017, Aug.). Chicago: American Hospital Association. Retrieved from:

(2017, Aug.). Sex, Race, and Ethnic Diversity of U.S. Health Occupations (2011-2015). Washington: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Retrieved from:


Walker, A. (2017, July 10). More female leadership: a different kind of health care reform. STAT. Retrieved from:

Schneider, E., and others. (2017, July). Mirror, Mirror 2017: International Comparison Reflects Flaws and Opportunities for Better U.S. Health Care. New York City: Commonwealth Fund. Retrieved from:

Office of Minority Health. (2017, May 18). Stratified Reporting: Part C and D Performance Data Stratified by Race and Ethnicity. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Received from:

Popescu, I. and others. (2017, Feb). Differences in use of high-quality and low-quality hospitals among working-age individuals by insurance type. Medical Care. 55(2):148-154. Retrieved from:

Llopis, G. (2017, Jan. 16). 5 Reasons diversity and inclusion fails. Forbes. Retrieved from:

(2017, Jan. 11). Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity. Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Retrieved from:

Mate, K., and Wyatt, R. (2017, Jan 4). Health Equity Must be a Strategic Priority. New England Journal of Medicine. Retrieved from:

Tolan, P., and others. (2016, Oct. 24). Life span and legal/policy research as dual focuses for identifying and implementing opportunities to realize health equity. Washington: National Academy of Medicine. (NAM). Retrieved from:

Ollove, M. (2016, Oct. 12). Preventing Vital Health Care Information From Being Lost in Translation. Philadelphia, PA: The Pew Charitable Trusts. Retrieved from:

Weiner, L. (2016, Sept. 19). 3 ways a CDO can help a hospital workforce. HealthLeaders Media. Retrieved from:

Betbeze, P. (2016, Sept. 15). ACA 'myths' fail to link poverty to growth in healthcare spending. HealthLeaders Media. Retrieved from:

Luthra, S. (2016, Sept. 2). Attending To The 'Human Element' Is Key To Keeping Patients Healthy. Kaiser Health News. Retrieved from:

(2016, Aug.). Resource for Entities Covered by Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act. Washington: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Retrieved from:

Schiaffino, M., and others. (2016, Aug.). Language services in hospitals vary by ownership and location. Health Affairs. 35(8):1399-1403. Retrieved from:

Mathews, P. (2016, July 7). Digging deeply to address health inequities at the local level. Health Affairs Blog. Retrieved from:

Khazan, O. (2016, June 1). Not white, not rich, and seeking therapy. The Atlantic. Retrieved from:

Clary, A. (2016, June). In the Zone: State Strategies to Advance Health Equity by Investing in Community Health. Portland, OR: National Academy for State Health Policy. Retrieved from:

(2016, June). The State of Health Care Diversity and Disparities: A Benchmarking Study of U.S. Hospitals. Chicago: Health Research & Educational Trust. Retrieved from:

Artiga, S., and others. (2016, June). Key facts on health and health care by race and ethnicity. Oakland, CA: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved from:

(2016, June). About the Zika Virus Planning Resources. Washington: Department of Health and Human Services' Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, June 2016. Retrieved from:

Seo, J., and others. (2016, May). Effect of health literacy on decision-making preferences among medically underserved patients. SAGE journals. Retrieved from:

(2016, Apr. 13). New Quick Safety Focuses on Implicit Bias. Oakbrook Terrace: Joint Commission. Retrieved from:

CMS Office of Minority Health. Mapping Medicare disparities. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, accessed Mar. 18, 2016 at

Zuckerman, D., Duncan, V., and Parker, K. (2016, Mar. 1). Building a Culture of Health Equity at the Federal Level. Washington: National Academy of Medicine. Retrieved from:

Ayanian, MD, J. (2016, Feb. 15). The Costs of Racial Disparities in Health Care. New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst Blog. Retrieved from:

Thompson, D., and others. (2016, Feb.). Framing the Dialogue on Race and Ethnicity to Advance Health Equity: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington: The National Academies Press. Retrieved from:

(2016, Feb.). Chartbook on Health Care for Blacks. Rockville, Md: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Retrieved from:

Talih, M., and Huang, D. (2016, Feb.). Measuring Progress Toward Target Attainment and the Elimination of Health Disparities in Healthy People 2020. Washington: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Retrieved from:

(2016). Committee on Educating Health Professionals to Address the Social Determinants of Health. A Framework for Educating Health Professionals to Address the Social Determinants of Health. Washington: The National Academies Press. Retrieved from:

(2016). Committee and Accounting for Socioeconomic Status in Medicare Payment Programs and others. Systems Practices for the Care of Socially At-Risk Populations. Washington: The National Academies Press. Retrieved from:

Anderson, K., Olson, S., and others. (2016). The Promises and Perils of Digital Strategies in Achieving Health Equity: Workshop Summary (2016). Washington: The National Academies Press. Retrieved from:

(2016). Frequently Asked Questions to Accompany the Estimates of at Least the Top 15 Languages Spoken by Individuals with Limited English Proficiency under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Washington: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Retrieved from:

Wyatt, R., Laderman, M., Botwinick, L., Mate, K., Whittington, J. Achieving Health Equity: A Guide for Health Care Organizations. IHI White Paper. Cambridge, MS: Institute for Healthcare Improvement; 2016. Retrieved from:

Cooper R. Poverty and the Myths of Health Care Reform. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016. Retrieved from:




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