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New Chartbook on Racial & Ethnic Health Disparities

New Chartbook on Racial & Ethnic Health Disparities

March 16, 2008

The Commonweath Fund has just released a valuable and accessible chartbook on racial and ethnic health disparities in the United States -- Racial and Ethnic Disparities in US Health Care: A Chartbook -- including these sections:

The Demographics of America highlights the changes in the United States' population. It presents information on the population by race/ethnicity, income, and language.

Disparities in Health Status and Mortality addresses disparities in a number of the focus areas of the Healthy People 2010 Initiative.

Disparities in Access to Health Care offers a picture of the challenges minority Americans face in receiving needed health care. This chapter includes information on access to primary care, as well as more specialized services.

Disparities in Coverage provides a snapshot of why insurance coverage varies by race and ethnicity.

Disparities in Quality documents that racial and ethnic disparities exist across all the domains of quality articulated by the Institute of Medicine.

Strategies for Closing the Gap includes a sample of the modest but growing body of knowledge on strategies that may lessen or eliminate disparities in health and health care.

Great introduction and resource. Thanks, Commonwealth Fund.