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Health Inequities Literature

Resources that document the differences in health status and differences in access to quality health services that exist between African-American and white people in the United States. Resources are organized by topic as follows:

  1. Health Status Inequities 
  2. Healthcare Access Inequities
  3. Healthcare Quality Inequities

1. Health Status Inequities

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Writings that document the poorer health status of African Americans, both generally and for some specific health conditions. This folder also contains writings that seek to explain why these differences in health status exist.
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Structural racism and health inequities in the USA Link  more ] Administration 4/5/2018
2016: Chartbook on Long-term Trends in Healt Link  more ] Administration 4/5/2018
CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities Report Link  more ] Administration 3/11/2016
How Cause of Death Contribute to Racial Differeren Link  more ] Administration 3/11/2016
Mapping Life Expectancy Link  more ] Administration 3/11/2016
Deaths: Final Data for 2010 Link  more ] Administration 3/11/2016
Child health in the United States Link  more ] Administration 3/11/2016
Chronic physical health conditions among children  Link  more ] Administration 3/11/2016
Impact of Racism on Health and Well-Being  Link  more ] Administration 3/11/2016
Why Genes Don’t Count Link  more ] Administration 3/11/2016

2. Healthcare Access Inequities

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Writings that document the differences in health status and differences in access to quality health services that exist between African-American and white people in the United States.
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Access to health and health care: how race matters Link  more ] Administration 4/6/2018
Primary Health Care Access Among Pediatric Patient Link  more ] Administration 4/6/2018
Association of Race and Ethnicity With Live Donor  Link  more ] Administration 4/6/2018
Racism and Health Disparities  Link  more ] D. Young 3/21/2017
Understanding Disparities in Health Care Access Link  more ] D. Young 3/21/2017
Key Facts: Race Ethnicity and Health Care PDF (1.68 MB) Administration 2/16/2016

3. Healthcare Quality Inequities

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Scholarly articles as well as some literary works and works of journalism that provide evidence for the argument developed in the policy. These articles can be used for readings attached to a course.
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Websites: Racial bias in health care.doc DOCX (13.11 KB) Administration 2/16/2016
IOM Report: Unequal Treatment PDF (14.26 MB) Administration 2/16/2016

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