Disparities Solutions Center at
MGH The first center of its kind in the United States, the Disparities Solutions Center is
dedicated to the development and implementation of strategies that advance policy and practice to
eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health care.
Cultural Competence Please consult this related web page which has links to information on
cultural competence education and advocacy, as well as health information in many languages.
Cultural Competence in Health
Care From the MGH Institute for Health Policy, with links to Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Health
and Health Care study.
from the MGH Committee on Racial and Ethnic Disparities.
Office of Multicultural Health, Massachusetts
Department of Public Health Statistics, educational materials, information on refugee and immigrant
Massachusetts Area Health Education
Centers (AHEC) Program is comprised of six regional centers and a statewide office
dedicated to enhancing access to quality health care, particularly primary and preventive care. AHECís goal is to improve the supply and distribution of healthcare professionals with an emphasis on providing primary health care services for the underserved populations.
Office for Diversity and Community Partnership, HMS Created to promote increased recruitment, retention and advancement of underrepresented minority faculty at HMS.
Assuring Cultural Competence in Health
Care Recommendations for National Standards and an Outcomes-Focused Research Agenda.
Produced for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Minority Health.
Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities Sponsored
by the National Cancer Institute. Information for patients, community networks, and researchers.
Eliminating Racial and
Ethnic Disparities From the American Hospital Association.
Health Disparities Collaborative Provides
learning tools and describes collaborative efforts by states to eliminate health disparities.
Disparities Objectives From Healthy People 2010. A national agenda to improve health status and reduce
Minority Health Project To Eliminate Health
Disparities From the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Program for Ethnicity, Culture, and Health Outcomes (ECHO).
Includes links to reports and national events.
National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparaties
Features news, funding opportunities, and links to further information. From the National Institues of Health.
Office of Minority Health Resource Center (OMHRC)
Established by the DHHS, the OMHRC serves as a national resource and referral service on minority
health issues. Its mission is "to improve the health of racial and ethnic populations through the development of
health policies and programs."
Provider's Guide to Health Disparities From the Health Resources and Services Administration
(HRSA) and Management Sciences for Health (MSH). Includes audio presentations, links to monographs,
Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities
. Fact sheet from the CDC with statistics on specific populations and links to related information.
REACH Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health. CDC program aimed at eliminating disparities in health status experienced by ethnic minority populations in key
Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care Free online version of
the Institute of Medicine report from 2003.
American Indian Health
-Healthcare Information related to the access to healthcare and health disparitites
of American Indians.
Asian American Health
From Medlineplus, a service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), with links to news,
statistics, research, and other organizations.
Health Information for Minority Women
Minority women use fewer health services and continue to suffer more from premature death,
disease, and disabilities. This page is from the National Women's Health Information Center
(NWHIC), a service of the Office on Women's Health in the Department of Health and Human
Health From Medlineplus, a service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), with links to
news, statistics, research related to the higher prevalence of asthma, diabetes, TB, and other
diseases among Hispanic Americans.
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