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Healthcare disparities refer to differences in access to or availability of facilities and services. Health status disparities refer to the variation in rates of disease occurrence and disabilities between socioeconomic and/or geographically defined population groups. [Both definitions are from the 2009 Medical Subject Headings (MeSH).]

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Data, Tools, and Statistics

Health disparities data, datasets, statistical reports, measurements and validations, as well as tools to manipulate and visualize disparity data.

Datasets

  • The Health Inequality Project Details

    A project that uses big data to measure differences in life expectancy by income across areas and identify strategies to improve health outcomes. Site provides access to documents, city ranking, and datasets.

  • HSRR (Health Services and Sciences Research Resources) - (National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR), NLM)  Details

    HSRR is a searchable database of information about research datasets, instruments/indices and software employed in Health Services Research, the Behavioral and Social Sciences and Public Health. The database includes brief descriptions of research resources and links to PubMed.

  • NHQRDRNet Online Query System - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS)  Details

    Online query system that allows you to access national and state data on the quality of, and access to, health care from scientifically credible measures and data sources. This is an interactive tool to explore data from the National Healthcare Quality & Disparities Reports.

  • Salud America! Report Card - (Community Commons USA)  Details

    County-specific report card that highlights health issues and provides data, policy solutions, research and stories to begin and support health changes for Latino children.

  • State Health Gaps - (County Health Rankings & Roadmaps)  Details

    Provides state-level reports and data on gaps in opportunities for health between counties within each state.

  • Surveillance Research: Health Disparities - (National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH)  Details

    The Surveillance Research Program provides data and statistics, research and collaboration, and monographs on health disparities related to cancer.

Disparities Measurements

  • HRET Disparities Toolkit - (Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET))  Details

    The Toolkit is a Web-based tool that provides hospitals, health systems, clinics, and health plans information and resources for systematically collecting race, ethnicity, and primary language data from patients.

Statistical Reports

  • 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey Report (2016) - (National Center for Transgender Equality USA)  Details

    An examination of the disparities faced by transgender people, this report provides detailed statistical information gleaned from a survey of 27,715 respondents from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and U.S. military bases overseas.

  • National Healthcare Quality & Disparities Reports - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS)  Details

    This website includes access to all reports from this series, as well as a data query section, which allows researchers to find data based on geographic, subject, and topic area.

  • National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS)  Details

    Provides state-specific health care quality information, including strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement. The goal is to help state officials and their public- and private-sector partners better understand health care quality and disparities in their state.

  • State Health Gaps - (County Health Rankings & Roadmaps)  Details

    Provides state-level reports and data on gaps in opportunities for health between counties within each state.

Tools

  • AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS)  Details

    The Innovations Exchange offers health professionals and researchers the opportunity to share, learn about, and ultimately adopt evidence-based innovations and tools suitable for a range of health care settings and populations.

  • Annual Disability Statistics Compendium - (University of New Hampshire, Institute on Disability)  Details

    The Annual Disability Statistics Compendium is a web-based tool that pools disability statistics published by various federal agencies together in one place. When working on legislative and other matters relating to persons with disabilities, the Compendium will make finding and using disability statistics easier.

  • Children's Health and Education Mapping Tool - (School-Based Health Alliance USA)  Details

    Provides county-level GIS information on child health, education, and socioeconomic status, as well as health facilities and school-based health center locations.

  • Diversitydata.org - (Brandeis University, The Heller School USA)  Details

    Ability to develop customized reports related to metropolitan areas.

  • DiversityDataKids - (Brandeis University, The Heller School USA)  Details

    This tool allows you to analyze data by race/ethnicity, compare data across states, metropolitan areas, counties, large cities, and large school districts, and compare policy indicators across states.

  • Health Disparities Calculator - (National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH)  Details

    Statistical software designed to generate multiple summary measures to evaluate and monitor health disparities (HD). HD*Calc was created as an extension of SEER*Stat that allows the user to import SEER Data or other population based health data such as National Health Interview Survey, California Health Interview Survey, Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey, and National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

  • Health Disparities Widget - (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), HHS)  Details

    Healthy People 2020 has released a widget for users to share selected health disparities information from DATA2020 with visitors to their organization's website.

  • Health Equity Assessment Toolkit (HEAT) - (World Health Organization (WHO))  Details

    A tool from WHO designed to assess intra-country health inequalities. The toolkit allows researchers to explore or compare inequalities between countries.

  • Health Equity State Snapshots - (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO))  Details

    Summaries of data collected through ASTHO's Health Equity-Minority Health Survey to assess health equity efforts in the U.S. states and territories.

  • My Tribal Area - (U.S. Census Bureau, ESA)  Details

    The Census Bureau collects data for the American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) population and publishes specific counts, estimates, and statistics. My Tribal Area gives users quick and easy access to selected statistics from the American Community Survey (ACS).

  • PROGRESS framework: Applying an equity lens to interventions - (National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT))  Details

    PROGRESS can help the adaptation of research evidence by identifying factors that may affect how the disadvantaged groups in your population engage with the intervention being planned or the method of implementation.

Health Education Tools and Toolkits

Tools and toolkits that can be used to educate, provide guidance and framework for, and engage healthcare professionals on health disparities, population health, and the social determinants of health.

  • Anti-Racism Toolkit - (Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR))  Details

    The anti-racism toolkit is designed to assist health professionals address and seek to reduce the effects of systemic racism in our society through their work: as teachers, as clinical and public health practitioners, as researchers, and as members of a university community. The toolkit has an organizing structure and provides resources such as websites, files, research articles and recommended readings.

  • Brother, You're on My Mind Toolkit - (National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), NIH USA)  Details

    A new toolkit is designed to assist Omega Psi Phi Fraternity chapters and partners in educating the community on depression and stress in African American men.

  • CHW Health Disparities Initiative - (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH (NHLBI))  Details

    Sponsored by the NHLBI. Provides educational materials, resources, and strategies tailored to minority groups and health disparate populations, with a focus on preventing and reducing the incidence of heart disease and increasing overall health.

  • Gender Diversity 101 - (AIDS Education & Training Center Program (AETC))  Details

    This independent study course discusses aspects of gender identity, gender discrimination and gender-related health disparities and how they impact clients. Participants will practice skills for assessing and treating gender-diverse clients who may be at risk for HIV or who have HIV.

  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Map - (Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI))  Details

    This map is a free, open resource for those interested in sharing IHI's mission of improving health care. This includes access to various "How To Guides," for example, prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia; prevent surgical site infection; prevent adverse drug events, etc.

  • Mapping Medicare Disparities - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS)  Details

    This interactive tool was designed to identify areas of disparities between subgroups of Medicare beneficiaries in outcomes, utilizations and spending. Search limits include year, county or state, age, condition, and gender.

  • NIMHD Language Access Portal (LAP) - (National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), NIH USA)  Details

    The LAP contains information, in multiple languages, for six disease areas where major health disparities have been identified in non-English speaking populations. Disease areas currently include cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and more.

  • Pathways through Medicaid to Prevention - (Nemours Foundation USA)  Details

    A toolkit for state Medicaid officials and managed care organizations with Medicaid and CHIP enrollees. The toolkit illustrates the range of Medicaid and CHIP options that states can use to sustain approaches that link clinic to community prevention to address chronic disease, and how best to successfully put these strategies in place on the ground.

Grants, Funding and Fellowships

Links to disparity-related grants, funding and fellowships.

  • Interventions for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Native American Populations (R01) - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)  Details

    Funding to develop, adapt, and test the effectiveness of health promotion and disease prevention interventions in Native American (NA) populations. The intervention program should be culturally appropriate and promote the adoption of healthy lifestyles, improve behaviors and social conditions and/or improve environmental conditions related to chronic diseases, the consumption of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs, mental illness, oral disease, or HIV-infection.

  • Health Disparities and Alzheimer's Disease (R01) - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)  Details

    This FOA invites applications proposing to study health disparities in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related disorders. Health-disparities research related to AD should include the study of biological, behavioral, sociocultural, and environmental factors that influence population level health differences.

  • Education and Health: New Frontiers (R01) - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)  Details

    The goal of this funding opportunity announcement is to support research that will further elucidate the pathways involved in the relationship between education and health outcomes and in doing so to carefully identify the specific aspects and qualities of education that are responsible for this relationship and what the mediating factors are that affect the nature of the causal relationship.

  • Health Services Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01) - (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) USA)  Details

    The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to encourage innovative exploratory and developmental health services research to improve minority health and/or reduce health disparities at the health care system-level as well as within clinical settings.

  • Health Services Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R21) - (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) USA)  Details

    The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to encourage innovative exploratory and developmental health services research to improve minority health and/or reduce health disparities at the health care system-level as well as within clinical settings.

  • Environmental Exposures and Health: Exploration of Non-Traditional Settings (R01) - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)  Details

    Funding to encourage interdisciplinary research aimed at promoting health, preventing and limiting symptoms and disease, and reducing health disparities across the lifespan for those living or spending time in non-traditional settings (i.e. playgrounds and nursing homes). These settings result in exposure to environmental pollutants and toxins that result in health risks, symptoms, and other health conditions/diseases.

  • Surgical Disparities Research (R01) - (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) USA)  Details

    This funding opportunity would investigate disparities in surgical care and outcomes, in minority and health disparity populations.

  • Addressing Health Disparities in NIDDK Diseases (R01) - (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), NIH)  Details

    This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites research projects to improve understanding of the causes of high priority diseases in the United States and reducing/eliminating health disparities.

  • Reducing Health Disparities Among Minority and Underserved Children (R01) - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)  Details

    This initiative encourages research that targets the reduction of health disparities among children. Specific targeted areas of research include bio-behavioral studies that incorporate multiple factors that influence child health disparities such as biological, lifestyle factors, environmental, social, economic, institutional, and cultural and family influences; studies that target the specific health promotion needs of children with a known health condition and/or disability; and studies that test, evaluate, translate, and disseminate health promotion prevention and interventions conducted in traditional and non -traditional settings.

  • Reducing Health Disparities Among Minority and Underserved Children (R21) - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)  Details

    This initiative encourages research that targets the reduction of health disparities among children. Specific targeted areas of research include bio-behavioral studies that incorporate multiple factors that influence child health disparities such as biological, lifestyle factors, environmental, social, economic, institutional, and cultural and family influences; studies that target the specific health promotion needs of children with a known health condition and/or disability; and studies that test, evaluate, translate, and disseminate health promotion prevention and interventions conducted in traditional and non -traditional settings

  • Research to Support the Reduction and Elimination of Mental Health Disparities (Admin Supp) - (National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), NIH)  Details

    Funding to support Administrative Supplements to active NIMH grants to foster research across the NIMH Strategic Objectives that target the reduction and elimination of mental health disparities by race and ethnicity, geography, and socioeconomic status in the United States. Application due dates: April 1, 2017; April 1, 2018; April 1, 2019; April 1, 2020

  • U.S. Tobacco Control Policies to Reduce Health Disparities (R01) - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)  Details

    Funding to support observational or intervention research focused on reducing health disparities in tobacco use in the United States. Specifically, this FOA is intended to stimulate scientific inquiry focused on innovative tobacco control policies.

  • U.S. Tobacco Control Policies to Reduce Health Disparities (R21) - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)  Details

    Funding to support observational or intervention research focused on reducing health disparities in tobacco use in the United States. Specifically, this FOA is intended to stimulate scientific inquiry focused on innovative tobacco control policies.

  • HRSA-18-023 Service Area Competition - (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS)  Details

    This notice solicits applications for the Health Center Program's Service Area Competition (SAC). The Health Center Program supports public and private nonprofit community-based and patient-directed organizations that provide primary health care services to the Nation's medically underserved.

  • HRSA-18-024 Service Area Competition - (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS)  Details

    This notice solicits applications for the Health Center Program's Service Area Competition (SAC). The Health Center Program supports public and private nonprofit community-based and patient-directed organizations that provide primary health care services to the Nation's medically underserved.

  • HRSA-18-025 Service Area Competition - (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS)  Details

    This notice solicits applications for the Health Center Program's Service Area Competition (SAC). The Health Center Program supports public and private nonprofit community-based and patient-directed organizations that provide primary health care services to the Nation's medically underserved.

  • Developing Healthy Places - (The Kresge Foundation USA)  Details

    Funding to support healthy housing and neighborhoods, healthy food systems that benefit low-income communities, and equitable transportation and land use.

  • Disparities Leadership Program Details

    The Disparities Leadership Program (DLP) is a year-long, hands-on executive education program focused exclusively on helping health care leaders achieve equity in quality. The program is designed to help participants translate the latest understanding disparities into realistic solutions that can be adopted within your organization. (The Disparities Solutions Center)

  • Forward Promise: Empowerment Projects - (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))  Details

    Forward Promise aims to promote opportunities for boys and young men of color (BYMOC) to heal, grow, and thrive in the face of chronic stress and trauma. Empowerment Projects seek to strengthen organizations that provide culturally relevant healing responses to trauma, and can partner with the youth-serving systems that touch BYMOC to advance new practices to prevent further traumatization.

  • GMLA Lesbian Health Fund - (Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality (GLMA))  Details

    Grants to fund research to improve the health of lesbians and other sexual minority women, including a focus on health care inequalities, societal and domestic violence, reproductive health, and interventions for mental and physical health.

  • Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) Open Opportunities - (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS)  Details

    Comprising six bureaus and 12 offices, HRSA provides leadership and financial support to health care providers in every state and U.S. territory. HRSA grantees provide health care to uninsured people, people living with HIV/AIDS, and pregnant women, mothers and children. They train health professionals and improve systems of care in rural communities.

  • Hispanic Health Services Research Grant Program - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS)  Details

    The purpose of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Hispanic Grant Program is to implement Hispanic American health services research activities to meet the needs of diverse CMS beneficiary populations.

  • National Center for Farmworker Health Scholarships - (National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH))  Details

    Scholarships to assist health center staff to pursue their educational goals in health care and to contribute to the development of the Community Health Center workforce. Selection of recipients is based on demonstrated commitment to working in the agricultural worker community, choice of career path, and personal experience, with special recognition to those who have a family history as agricultural workers.

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Health Disparities Research (HDRS) - (University of Wisconsin)  Details

    A program that provides training at the postdoctoral level in interdisciplinary research that addresses disparities in health status and health outcomes among minority populations with an emphasis on maternal/child, adolescent and family health.

  • Promise Neighborhoods Program - (U.S. Department of Education (ED) USA)  Details

    The Promise Neighborhoods program is a competitive grant program that strives to significantly improve the educational and developmental outcomes of children and youth in our most distressed communities, and to transform those communities.

  • The Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellowship in Minority Health Policy - (Commonwealth Fund)  Details

    This Fellowship is designed to prepare for physicians for leadership roles in formulating and promoting health policies and practices that improve the access to high quality care at the national, state, and/or local levels for the minority, disadvantaged, and most vulnerable populations.

  • Youth Health Equity Model of Practice (YHEMOP) - (Office of Minority Health (OMH), HHS)  Details

    YHEMOP provides Health Equity Fellowships to undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students interested in a career in health. These fellowships provide hands on, "in the field" learning opportunities through short-term placements in diverse organizations or institutions that promote health equity and/or addresses health disparities.

  • Zero Suicide Initiative Funding Announcement - (Indian Health Service (IHS))  Details

    Funding to improve the system of care for those at risk for suicide by implementing a comprehensive, culturally-informed, multi-setting approach to suicide prevention in Indian health systems.

Legislation, Regulations

Legislation

  • Age Discrimination Act of 1975 - (U.S. Department of Labor (DOL))  Details

    This legislation prohibits discrimination on the basis of age in programs or activities receiving Federal financial assistance.

  • Health Disparities: State Laws - (National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL))  Details

    An overview and multi-year database from NCSL of state-level legislation regarding health disparities.

  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 - (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) USA)  Details

    This legislation prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in programs and activities conducted by HUD or that receive financial assistance from HUD.

  • Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 - (U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) USA)  Details

    This legislation prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.

Guidelines, Journals, Other Publications

Disparity-related publications.

  • Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity (2017) - (National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM))  Details

    Report outlines solutions that could be identified, developed, and implemented at the local or community level to advance health equity, including key levers, policies, stakeholders, and other elements needed to be successful.

  • Disparities Policy - (Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) USA)  Details

    A compilation of Kaiser Family Foundation reports and Web links on various aspects of minority health.

  • Equity of Care Blog - (Equity of Care USA)  Details

    This blog provides commentary by leaders in the field who are taking up the challenge of improving the quality of care for all patient populations and eliminating health care disparities.

  • HHS Disparities Action Plan - (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) USA)  Details

    The HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities outlines goals and actions the Department of Health and Human Services will take to reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities.

  • Health Equity and Prevention Primer - (Prevention Institute)  Details

    Web-based training series for public health practitioners and advocates interested in policy advocacy, community change, and multi-sector engagement to achieve health equity.

  • Healthy People 2010 Final Review - (National Center for Health Statistics, CDC (NCHS))  Details

    The Healthy People 2010 Final Review presents a quantitative end-of-decade assessment of progress in achieving the Healthy People 2010 objectives and goals over the course of the decade.

  • Healthy People 2020 Midcourse Review (2016) - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)  Details

    Report provides a snapshot of objective progress toward meeting targets halfway through the 10-year initiative, providing a roadmap for the second half of the decade. This 820-page report provides detailed progress and health disparities data, as available, for over 1,200 objectives.

  • Public Health and Community Health Centers 101 - (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO))  Details

    Report provides an primer on community health centers, designed to serve as primary care providers in low-income, high minority, under-insured areas.

  • Quality/Equality Glossary - (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))  Details

    A glossary of key terms in the fields of health care quality, disparities reduction and quality improvement.

  • Transgender Health Care in Greater Boston (2017) images/pdf.gif icon - (Harvard Pilgrim)  Details

    Report summarizes a roundtable to identify numerous issues that affect transgender health, including gaps in coverage for gender affirming services and care such as surgery and hormone therapy. Roundtable participants also emphasized that many transgender patients experience bias and have difficulty accessing providers with expertise in LGBTQ health.

  • Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care - (National Academy of Medicine (NAM))  Details

    Congress, in 1999, requested an IOM study to assess the extent of disparities in the types and quality of health services received by U.S. racial and ethnic minorities and non-minorities; explore factors that may contribute to inequities in care; and recommend policies and practices to eliminate these inequities. This is the resulting report from the IOM study.

  • Women of Color Health Information Collection - (Office of Research on Women's Health, NIH)  Details

    The collection includes the Women of Color Health Data Book (2015), as well as discrete statistical reports on Breast Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Diabetes Mellitus, and Cardiovascular Disease with data on race/ethnicity and disease.

Key Organizations/Programs

Key organizations that focus on disparities.

  • 100 Million Healthier Lives - (Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI))  Details

    A collaboration from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement to create health, wellbeing, and equity. Focus is on community health, multi-disciplinary collaboration, policy changes, peer-to-peer support, culture change, and creating environments good at both health and care.

  • 500 Cities Project - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))  Details

    The 500 Cities Project provides city and census data on 27 chronic disease risk factors, health outcomes, and clinical preventive service use for the 500 largest U.S. cities as a means to provide benchmarks for population health. The 500 Cities data is available for download, report creation, and customizable visualizations.

  • AHRQ - Minority Health - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS)  Details

    Links to AHRQ's minority health programs, reports, workshops, etc.

  • Behavioral Health Equity - (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), HHS)  Details

    The Office of Behavioral Health Equity works to reduce mental health and substance use disparities and improve access to quality care.

  • Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion - (Health Services Research and Development Service (HSR&D), VA)  Details

    An HSR&D Center of Excellence whose mission is to reduce disparities and promote equity in health and health care among vulnerable groups of veterans and other populations.

  • Center for Health Equity and Wellness - (Adventist HealthCare USA)  Details

    Center for Health Equity and Wellness was created to raise community awareness about local health disparities, improve capacity to deliver population-based care, and develop solutions to eliminate local disparities in health care.

  • CityHealth - (de Beaumont Foundation USA)  Details

    CityHealth, an initiative of the de Beaumont Foundation, provides leaders with a package of evidence-based policy solutions that will help millions of people live longer, better lives in vibrant, prosperous communities.

  • Disparities in Mental Health Services Research - (National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), NIH)  Details

    This program plans, stimulates, disseminates, and supports research on the complex factors that influence disparities in mental health services, particularly across special population groups such as racial and ethnic groups, as well as women and children, and persons living in rural and frontier areas.

  • Health Impact in 5 Years (HI-5) - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)  Details

    The Health Impact in 5 Years (HI-5) initiative highlights non-clinical, community-wide approaches that have evidence reporting 1) positive health impacts, 2) results within five years, and 3) cost effectiveness and/or cost savings over the lifetime of the population or earlier.

  • Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) - (American Hospital Association (AHA))  Details

    Management research to provide operational advice on improving quality, reducing costs and eliminating disparities. Link to toolkits, resources, and reports.

  • Healthy Communities Initiative - (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))  Details

    A joint effort between the regional Federal Reserve Banks and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to deepen collaboration across the sectors of community development, finance, population health, and public health and promote economic mobility and improved health outcomes. Site contains a meeting directory, conference-in-a-box resource, and a blog series.

  • National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities - (National Partnership to End Health Disparities (NPA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) USA)  Details

    The mission of the National Partnership for Action is to mobilize and connect individuals and organizations across the country to create a Nation free of health disparities, with quality health outcomes for all people.

  • National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA) - (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) USA)  Details

    The mission of the National Partnership for Action is to mobilize and connect individuals and organizations across the country to create a Nation free of health disparities, with quality health outcomes for all people. The campaign, launched by the Office of Minority Health (OMH) focuses on health status and health outcomes among racial and ethnic minority populations.

  • National Resource Center on LGBT Aging Details

    An organization established by a federal grant from HHS, the Center provides training, technical assistance, and educational resources to and for the aging LGBT commmunity and organizations.

  • New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) - (New York Academy of Medicine)  Details

    NYAM has been advancing the health of people in cities since 1847. An independent organization, NYAM addresses the health challenges facing the world's urban populations through interdisciplinary approaches to innovative research, education, community engagement and policy leadership. Drawing on the expertise of diverse partners worldwide and more than 2,000 elected Fellows from across the professions, our current priorities are to create environments in cities that support healthy aging; to strengthen systems that prevent disease and promote the public's health; and to implement interventions that eliminate health disparities. Provides New York City and New York State health and community data resources.

  • Office of Minority Health (OMH) - (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) USA)  Details

    The mission of the Office of Minority Health (OMH) is to improve and protect the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will eliminate health disparities. Detailed information on cultural competency can be found on this site.

  • Vulnerable Populations - (Commonwealth Fund)  Details

    The goals of the program are to improve the overall quality of health care delivered to low-income and minority Americans, and to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities. The program builds on efforts to improve quality of care overall in the United States, focusing on safety-net hospitals and ambulatory care providers serving large numbers of low-income and minority patients.

Web Portals

  • Health Disparities Resources for Researchers - (National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH)  Details

    Lists links to resources for researchers of health disparities. Includes instruments and questionnaires, surveys, various studies, and links to health disparities reports.

  • Health Literacy Web Portal - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS)  Details

    A collection of AHRQ resources, toolkits, and learning modules for a variety of health care professionals.

Meetings / Conferences / Webinars

Disparity-related meetings.

  • National Native Health Research Training Conference - (American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC))  Details

    September 18-19, 2017 Denver, CO. The goal of the NNHRT conference is to disseminate new research and best practices around American Indian and Alaska Native health to build capacity and promote tribally-driven research activity.

  • 47th Annual Legislative Conference: And Still I Rise - (Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) USA)  Details

    September 20-24, 2017 Washington, DC. The CBCF Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) is a leading policy conference on issues impacting African Americans and the global black community. Thought leaders, legislators and concerned citizens engage on economic development, civil and social justice, public health and education issues.

  • RCMI Translational Science 2017 - (National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), NIH USA)  Details

    October 28-November 1, 2017 Washington, DC. RCMI 2017 presents opportunities to share new and innovative approaches toward eliminating health disparities, developing the next generation of biomedical scientists, and extending the reach and visibility of the RCMI community by engaging NIMHD and NIH grantees with research interests in health disparities.

  • Association for Prevention Teaching and Research Annual Meeting - (Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR))  Details

    The Association for Prevention Teaching and Research annual meeting brings together the academic community to address changes, challenges, and opportunities in population and public health education. Attendees will explore innovations and strategies for teaching population health.

  • From Coverage to Care: Podcast - (Commonwealth Fund)  Details

    This podcast from May 1, 2015 examines the effects of the ACA on ethnic and racial minorities, and their ability to obtain health insurance.

  • HHS' Action Plan to Reduce Health Disparities (Webcast Transcript) - (Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) USA)  Details

    The April 25, 2011 program addressed the contents of the strategy and its timeline for implementation as well as its implications for providers. The panelists also discussed how the new strategy relates to other recently released HHS strategies including the National Strategy for Quality Improvement in Health Care, the National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy, the Healthy People 2020 initiative and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States. Panelists also consider what the strategy's role as it relates to health reform implementation.

  • Roots of Health Inequity - (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))  Details

    An online training course for the public health workforce focused on different aspects of social justice as it relates to public health.

Web Portals