Health Disparities Among People of Color


Health Disparities Among People of Color

A place for discussion about why communities of color experience disparate health outcomes as compared to the general population, what is being done, and what can be done. A place to share ideas, experiences, and stories!

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Latest Activity: Apr 10, 2013

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WEBINAR: Unequal Opportunity Killer: CVD in African Americans & Latinos

Started by Marisel Brown Dec 23, 2011. 0 Replies

This is an excellent webinar regarding disparities in the treatment of cardiovascular disease in the Latino and African American populations. Click on the audio & PowerPoint slides.  The video of…Continue

Tags: African_Americans, Get_with_the_Guidelines, cardiology, theheart.org, Latinos

TOOL-Social Determinats of Health Disparities-The Connecticut Health Index

Started by Marisel Brown Aug 11, 2011. 0 Replies

As the reality of the deepest recession in U.S. history sets in, we are beginning to see its impact manifested in reduced funding for programs that matter most to poor and working class families. …Continue

Tags: civic_engagement, public_safety, school_readiness, poverty, CADH

Good social determinants/health inequities reading list as crash course

Started by Beatrice Yearwood Jul 29, 2011. 0 Replies

The Blue Cross Blue Shield folks in Minnesota pulled together a good set of readings on social determinants that is pretty current (2011)…Continue

Tags: RWJ, PolicyLink, AJPH, Egerter, disparities

Report: CDC Health Disparities & Inequities Report U.S. 2011

Started by Beatrice Yearwood Jul 29, 2011. 0 Replies

This is such a new an exciting area of public health.  It is of particular interest to those just starting their careers.  The vast quality of life and access chasms between people of color and the…Continue

Tags: race, quality, prejudice, Quality_Chasm, Hispanic_Paradox

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Comment by Thomas Plant on October 6, 2011 at 6:07am
The Boston Public Health Commission, under the leadership of Mayor Thomas M. Menino, and Executive Director, Dr. Barbara Ferrer has been working to not only identify health disparities, health equity and health inequities in Boston, but is working on social determinants of health, extending the dialogue and requiring health care organizations to be part of the solution.
Comment by Marisel Brown on August 20, 2011 at 10:45pm


Academy Health offers webinars that cover useful skills for those interested in getting more grounded in applied research topics.  They have archived webinar trainings/presentations so you can watch them at your leisure.  There is a membership fee for full access, but it is not unreasonable.

Here is info from the About Us page

AcademyHealth represents a broad community of people with an interest in and passion for using health services research to improve health care. We promote interaction across the health research and policy arenas by bringing together a broad spectrum of players to share their perspectives, learn from each other, and strengthen their working relationships.Our staff provides member services and technical assistance to:

  • Convene national scientific and health policy conferences;
  • Help public and private policymakers transform research and policy into workable programs;
  • Educate policymakers, researchers, government officials, and business leaders;
  • Disseminate vital information through research syntheses, special reports and findings, newsletters, and our Web site;
  • Manage major programs that serve the research community, health policy leaders, and business and government decision makers; and
  • Advocate for health services research through its Coalition for Health Services Research.
Academy Health also serves as a national program office, grantee or contractor for a select group of foundation and government agency programs that strengthen the field of health services research, stimulate demand for research among policymakers and practitioners and improve the supply of research to address health policy challenges.



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