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National Institute of Mental Health Five-Year Strategic Plan for Reducing Health Disparities

National Institute, of Mental Health (2002) National Institute of Mental Health Five-Year Strategic Plan for Reducing Health Disparities. UNSPECIFIED.

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    The NIMH has a long history of concern and action related to health disparities and ethnic minority groups as well as other underrepresented groups (i.e. women, children, and disabled persons). In 1980, NIMH established the position of Associate Director for Special Populations and subsequently established an Office for Special Populations (OSP) to oversee NIMH activities concerning underrepresented groups, including ethnic minorities. Recently, NIMH in collaboration with consultants and public comment has developed a five-year Strategic Plan to address mental health outcome disparities through research that aims to describe, understand, and remedy the disproportionate impact on minority populations of mental disorders and behaviorally influenced physical health conditions such as HIV/AIDS. The research takes into consideration relevant contextual frameworks, including interpersonal, socio-cultural, and organizational factors.

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    Item Type: Other
    Uncontrolled Keywords: health disparities, mental health, minority groups, underrepresented groups, research
    Subjects: Government Publications > NIH (National Institutes of Health)
    Health > Disparities
    Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Mental Health
    Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > HIV/Aids
    Practice > outreach
    Practice > interventions
    Practice > service
    Government Publications > US Department of Health and Human Services > Office of Minority Health
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      Depositing User: Kismet Loftin-Bell
      Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2011
      Last Modified: 07 Jul 2011 16:40
      Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/84

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