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Examining the Health Disparities Research Plan of the National Institutes of Health: Unfinished Business

Thomson, Gerald E. and Mitchell, Faith and Williams, Monique (2006) Examining the Health Disparities Research Plan of the National Institutes of Health: Unfinished Business. National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.. ISBN 0-309-10121-2

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Abstract

In the United States, health among racial and ethnic minorities, as well as poor people, is significantly worse than the overall U.S. population. Health disparities are reflected by indices such as excess mortality and morbidity and shorter life expectancy. Examining the Health Disparities Research Plan of the National Institutes of Health is an assessment of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Strategic Research Plan and Budget to Reduce and Ultimately Eliminate Health Disparities. It focuses on practical solutions to remedy the state of the current health disparity crisis. The NIH has played the leading role in conducting extensive research on minority health and health disparities for more than two decades. Although additional research is critical to facilitating a better understanding of the overarching social, economic, educational, and environmental factors that predispose groups to specific diseases and conditions, there is also a great need to translate the existing and new information into best care practices. This means increasing communication with affected populations and their communities. Examining the Health Disparities Research Plan of the National Institutes of Health presents solutions to improving the health disparities nationwide and evaluates the NIH strategy plan designed to actively correct and combat the ongoing health disparities dilemma.


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Item Type: Book
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Uncontrolled Keywords: racial and ethnic minorities, Health disparities, National Institutes of Health
Subjects: Health > Disparities
Health > Policy
Research
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    Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2011 11:09
    Last Modified: 04 Aug 2011 11:09
    Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/2989

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