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McDonough, John E and Gibbs, Brian K and Scott-Harris, Janet L and Kronebusch, Karl and Navarro, Amanda M and Taylor, Kima (2004) A STATE POLICY AGENDA TO ELIMINATE RACIAL AND ETHNIC HEALTH DISPARITIES. Project Report. UNSPECIFIED.

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This report provides state policymakers with a menu of policy interventions that have been implemented to address disparities in minority health and health care. The authors divide these state and local programs into those targeting infrastructure, management, and capacity, and those targeting specific health conditions. Based on their review, the authors identified eight key needs that state and national policymakers will need to consider: consistent racial/ethnic data collection; effective evaluation of disparities-reduction programs; minimum standards for culturally and linguistically competent health services; greater minority representation within the health care workforce; expanded health screening and access to services (e.g., through expanded insurance coverage); establishment or enhancement of state offices of minority health; involvement of all health system stakeholders in minority health improvement efforts; and creation of a national coordinating body to promote continuing state-based activities to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities.

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Item Type: Report Document or other Monograph (Project Report)
Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: state policy, racial and ethnic disparities, policy interventions, minority health and health care, infrastructure, management, consistent racial/ethnic data collection, effective evaluation of disparities-reduction programs, culturally and linguistically competent health services, minority representation, health care workforce, health screening, access to services, expanded insurance coverage, state offices of minority health
Subjects: Health > Health Equity > Access To Healthcare
Health > Disparities
Practice > interventions
Practice > service
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    Depositing User: Kismet Loftin-Bell
    Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2011
    Last Modified: 21 Jun 2011 11:53
    Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/218

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