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Posted: 8/5/2010

Health Disparities Data and Resources

Web Resources

Health and Human Statistics About Minorities, from the HHS Gateway to Data and Statistics
This test version of the site catalogs web resources maintained by HHS agencies, other federal, state and local government agencies and their contractors or grantees. Included are major websites, reports, and tables that have data on racial and ethnic minorities.

Office of Minority Health Data/Statistics
Find Minority Health statistics by race and ethnicity or by heatlh topic.

CDC National Center for Health Statistics FastStats
The FastStats site provides quick access to statistics on topics of public health importance

Advancing the Nation’s Health: A Guide to Public Health Research Needs, 2006-2015 [PDF | 1.6 MB]
The new Advancing the Nation's Health: A Guide to Public Health Research Needs, 2006-2015 will serve as a critical resource for research areas that should be addressed during the next decade by CDC and its partners in response to current and future public health needs and events.
HRSA Geospatial Data Warehouse
This site provides media on environmental disparities research by the Environmental Protection Agency. Children are likely to be more vulnerable than adults to the effects of environmental contaminants. To better understand the effects of children’s exposures, and to explore ways to reduce children’s risks from environmental toxicants, the EPA, through the Science to Achieve Results (STAR) grants program, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are supporting a network of Centers for Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research. [PDF | 264 KB]
This link provides a document on the program for the Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA). The HOPWA program is the only Federal program targeted to address the urgent housing needs of low-income Americans living with HIV/AIDS, who are facing multiple health challenges, including substance abuse and mental health issues, as well as issues of discrimination and barriers due to stigma and misinformation about HIV/AIDS.
This link gives info on research and initiatives that are in process with the Veteran’s Health Administration. The VHA has a long-standing portfolio of research addressing the challenges posed by minority health care needs and the disparities that arise in healthcare delivery, access, and quality.
This link provides information about the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) promotes minority health and leads, coordinates, supports, and assesses the NIH effort to reduce and ultimately eliminate health disparities. The NCMHD works independently and in partnership with the NIH Institutes and Centers, other Federal agencies, and other non-federal groups and organizations to improve health and address the disparities in health status.
America's schools and colleges will welcome back record numbers of students this fall as population increases and high enrollment rates continue to be reflected in more students in America's schools than ever before. In particular, record numbers of prekindergarten and kindergarten students are expected to enter the Nation's public school systems. external link indicator
The HHS Office of Minority Health sponsors: Think cultural health: Bridging the Health Care Gap through Cultural Competency Continuing Education Programs. [PDF | 1.65MB] external link indicator
The American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) intends to publish a theme issue on the science of environmental justice and health disparities and the policy applications of science to address environmental justice.

Kaiser Family Foundation Minority Health external link indicator
This site provides data and information on Latinos, African Americans, Asian, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander and American Indian/Alaska Natives, who together make up nearly a third of the U.S. population. The fact sheets, chart packs, reports, surveys and webcasts gathered here can help to inform efforts to reduce disparities in health care access and quality.

Kaiser Family Foundation Monthly Update on Health Disparities external link indicator
This free, monthly update synthesizes news coverage from hundreds of print and broadcast news sources related to health and health care issues affecting underserved and racial and ethnic communities. external link indicator
This site provides a ranging system of health and disparities data from the county to an international level. The Commonwealth Fund carries out this mandate by supporting independent research on health care issues and making grants to improve health care practice and policy. An international program in health policy is designed to stimulate innovative policies and practices in the United States and other industrialized countries. external link indicator
This link provides a Health Disparities Community Solutions Database, sponsored by the American Public Health Association and the United Health Foundation. This historical database contains projects and interventions that have been submitted by members of the public health community since 2003.

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