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The following is a list of briefings, documents, and publications that have been ranked by the Alliance for Health Reform in order of relevance, 10 being "Exclusively Related" to the issue, to 5 being "Somewhat Related" to the issue. Webcasts, transcripts and resource materials can be downloaded for each briefing listed.
 
RankTypeDescription
10Briefing  BRIDGING THE DIVIDE: Medicare's Role in Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities, 1/29/2007
A growing body of evidence shows disparities in quality of care among Medicare beneficiaries of different racial and ethnic backgrounds. These disparities are particularly noteworthy in Medicare, which provides nearly universal access to care to the elderly without regard to race or ethnicity.  
10Briefing TranscriptTranscript: Bridging the Divide: Medicare's Role in Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities, 1/29/2007
 (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Issue BriefRacial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care, 11/3/2006
Racial disparities are a persistent problem in the U.S. health care system. This four-page issue brief reviews the types of disparities that minority populations face, some programs underway to reduce disparities, and proposals for future action. Also included is a list of expert sources with telephone numbers, and helpful websites. Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Other PublicationSourcebook 2004 - Chapter 9: Racial and Ethnic Disparities, 9/1/2004
This chapter from the Alliance sourcebook, “Covering Health Issues, 2004” presents key facts, background, story ideas, experts and websites on the subject of racial and ethnic disparities. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
10Offsite Document  Medicare, the National Quality Infrastructure, Health Disparities, 10/1/2006
 - Source: NASI Adobe Acrobat PDF
10Offsite Document  Cubriendo temas de salud 2009 , 6/1/2010
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Unknown File Type)
10Offsite Document  Covering Health Issues: Ch. 10, 1/1/2006
 - Source: AHR Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Document  Dan Hawkins' Presentation, 7/23/2012
 (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Briefing TranscriptEnding Disparities in Health Care Delivery for Racial and Ethnic Minorities, 12/9/2005
 - Source: Kaisernetwork.org (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  Ashish Jha Presentation: Trends in Racial Disparities: Are Gaps Narrowing?, 12/9/2005
 - Source: Harvard School of Public Health  (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  Bernard Tyson Presentation: Eliminating Health Disparities - Who Is Accountable?, 12/9/2005
 - Source: Kaiser Permanente  (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Early Childhood Health and Health Care, 11/15/2005
 - Source: Pediatrics  (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  Geographic Variation In Health Care and the Problem of Measuring Racial Disparities, 1/1/2005
 - Source: Perspectives in Biology and Medicine (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities In Health Care, 1/1/2003
 - Source: Institute of Medicine (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Document  Culturally Diverse Communities and End-of-Life Care, 1/1/2001
 - Source: American Psychological Association (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
9Offsite Document  New UCSF Report Identifies Steps to Increase Diversity in Medical Workforce, 4/13/2010
 - Source: UCSF News (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Racial Trends in the Use of Major Procedures among the Elderly, 8/18/2005
 - Source: New England Journal of Medicine (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Health Care Disconnect: Gaps in Coverage and Care for Minority Adults, 8/1/2006
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund Adobe Acrobat PDF
9Offsite Document  Effects of Increased Patient Cost Sharing on Socioeconomic Disparities in Health Care, 4/29/2008
 - Source: Journal of General Internal Medicine (Unknown File Type)
9Offsite Document  Young Adults Seeking Medical Care: Do Race and Ethnicity Matter?, 1/1/2011
 - Source: National Center for Health Statistics (Unknown File Type)
8Briefing  Latino Health and National Health Reform, 8/13/2008
Hispanics will make up almost three out of every 10 people in the U.S. by 2050. What health concerns do Latinos have? What special prevention efforts are needed for this community? Will we have enough health professionals who are culturally competent to care for Latinos? How should national health reform proposals address the health needs of Latinos? Who should pay for the health care of undocumented immigrants without health coverage? This briefing, cosponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, addressed these and related questions.  
8Briefing  Racial and Ethnic Disparities: States and Feds to the Rescue?, 5/12/2008
A substantial body of evidence shows that racial and ethnic minorities receive poorer quality care than others. This briefing looked at what states are already doing to help reduce disparities, and what the federal government and the states could do to narrow gaps even more. Cosponsored by The Commonwealth Fund. 
8Briefing  Balancing the Equation: Ending Disparities in Health Care Delivery for Racial and Ethnic Minorities, 12/9/2005
Disparities in health care have been well documented: Nonwhites have higher rates of infant mortality, death from heart disease, incidence of diabetes and HIV/AIDS and are less likely to receive appropriate immunization than are whites. What role can public programs play in ending health disparities? What roles do geography, socio-economic status, and health insurance status play in perpetuating disparities? What is the private sector doing to address this issue? What more can be done?  
8Document  Agenda, 10/14/2011
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  Materials List, 10/14/2011
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  Sourcelist, 10/14/2011
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  Speaker Bios, 10/14/2011
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  The Potential of Shared Decision Making to Reduce Health Disparities, 2/14/2011
 - Source: Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Briefing TranscriptRacial and Ethnic Disparities: States and Feds to the Rescue?, 5/12/2008
 - Source: Kaisernetwork (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  Aiming Higher: A State Scorecard on Health System Performance, 6/15/2007
 - Source: Cathy Schoen (PowerPoint)
8Document  Sourcelist: BRIDGING THE DIVIDE: Medicare's Role in Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities, 1/29/2007
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Word Document)
8Document  Clancy Presentation: Bridging the Divide: Medicare's Role in Reducing Racial and Ethnic Dis..., 1/29/2007
 (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  Landers Presentation: Bridging the Divide: Medicare's Role in Reducing Racial and Ethnic Dis..., 1/29/2007
 (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  Sourcelist: Ending Disparities in Health Care Delivery for Racial and Ethnic Minorities, 12/9/2005
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform  (Word Document)
8Document  Mortality After Acute Myocardial Infarction in Hospitals that Disproportionately Treat Blacks, 10/25/2005
 - Source: American Hospital Association  (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) 2010, 1/1/2005
 - Source: CDC (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Document  The Health Impact of Resolving Racial Disparities: An analysis of US mortality data, 12/1/2004
 - Source: American Journal of Public Health  (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
8Offsite Document  Strengthening medicare's Role in Reducing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 10/1/2006
 - Source: NASI Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Addressing racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare: Using federal data to support local pro, 8/1/2006
 - Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Key Themes and Highlights From the National Healthcare Disparities Report, 1/1/2007
 - Source: AHRQ (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Characteristics of Rural & Urban Children Who Qualify for Medicaid or CHIP but Are Not Enrolled, 7/1/2009
 - Source: NC Rural Health Research & Analysis Center Adobe Acrobat PDF
8Offsite Document  Reimbursement Prognosis for Advanced Nurses Fuzzy, 11/17/2010
 - Source: Denverpost.com (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Health Reform Holds Both Risks and Rewards For Safety-Net Providers and Racially And Ethnically Diverse Patients, 10/1/2012
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
8Offsite Document  Data Debate: HAC Numbers on Website Draw Criticism, 4/11/2011
 - Source: ModernHealthcare (Unknown File Type)
7Briefing  Preventing Chronic Disease: The New Public Health, 6/10/2011
The nation is facing an epidemic of chronic disease. There is a groundswell of activity in local communities to support healthier lifestyles and help people make long-lasting and sustainable changes that can reduce their risk for chronic diseases. A number of provisions in the health reform law are aimed directly at improving population health by addressing conditions where Americans, live, learn, work, and play - at their schools, worksites, restaurants and more. At this briefing, cosponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a distinguished panel addressed questions such as: Can this focus on the new public health be sustained in light of budget constraints on the federal, state, and local levels? How does the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) relate to public health and prevention activities? How are resources in the $15 billion Public Health and Prevention fund, set up under the ACA, being deployed? What efforts are being made to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in the health of communities nationwide?  
7Briefing TranscriptLatino Health and National Health Reform, 8/13/2008
 - Source: Kaisernetwork.org (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Office of Minority Health Unveil Findings of Summits to Eliminate Health Disparities, 5/3/2008
 - Source: National Hispanic Medical Association (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Health Care Providers' Perceived Versus Actual Cultural Competency Levels With Latino Patients, 4/25/2008
 - Source: Wichita State University (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  California Reform and Latino Health, 3/18/2008
 - Source: City News Service (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Health inequalities among Latinos: what do we know and what can we do?, 2/1/2008
 - Source: Health and Social Work (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Disparities in Health Care Are Driven by Where Minority Patients Seek Care, 6/25/2007
 - Source: Archives of Internal Medicine (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Stuart - Hospice and Home Care, 6/8/2007
 - Source: Brad Stuart, M.D. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  SCHIP and Children's Coverage: Leveling the Playing Field for Minority Children, 12/1/2006
 - Source: Families USA (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care, 11/1/2006
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved (Excerpt Supplement A), 11/1/2005
 - Source: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved  (Word Document)
7Document  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved (Excerpt Supplement B), 11/1/2005
 - Source: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved  (Word Document)
7Document  Opinion of the Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, 11/1/2005
 - Source: American Medical Association  (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Entrances and Exits: Health Insurance Churning, 1998-2000, 10/1/2005
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Does SCHIP Benefit Low-Income Children?, 12/1/2004
 - Source: The Child Health Insurance Research Initiatives (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  Mental Health Care Disparities Among Youths Vary by State, 10/1/2004
 - Source: Academy Health  (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Document  AHRQ - Focus on Research: Disparities in Health Care, 3/1/2002
 - Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality  (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7ToolkitHealth Care Workforce: Physicians, 10/10/2012
A shortage of more than 90,000 physicians is predicted to occur within the next 10 years--including 45,000 primary care physicians and 46,000 surgeons and specialists. This toolkit, written by Beeta Rasouli of the Alliance, aims to provide an array of resources and perspectives that describe numerous challenges to assuring an adequate physician workforce and some of the proposed solutions under consideration. Supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
7Offsite Document  U.S. Population Projections: 2005-2050, 2/11/2008
 - Source: Pew Research Center Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Understanding the Link between Diabetes and Heart Disease in Hispanic Americans, 5/3/2008
 - Source: National Diabetes Education Program Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  AIDS Among Latinos on Rise, 7/23/2008
 - Source: The Washington Post (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Healthier Than You Might Expect, 8/28/2006
 - Source: LA Times (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Revisiting the Latino Health Paradox, 8/1/2008
 - Source: The Tomas Rivera Policy Institute Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  How the Health Coverage System Is Failing Latino Children, 7/9/2008
 - Source: National Council of La Raza (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Creating Equity in Health Care for Latinos: Reforming the System Now, 1/1/2008
 - Source: National Council of La Raza Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Latino Convention: National Council of La Raza, 7/11/2008
 - Source: Sand Diego Union-Tribune (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Campana en TV por reforma de salud, 7/24/2007
 - Source: Impre.com/La Opinion (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Translating the medical system, 5/5/2008
 - Source: Nashua Telegraph (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  The Truth About Health Care Use Among Immigrants, 10/1/2007
 - Source: National Council of La Raza (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  The Public Spends Little to Provide Health Care for Undocumented Immigrants, 12/1/2006
 - Source: RAND Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  The Sinking Lifeboat: Uncontrolled Immigration and the U.S. Health Care System, 2/1/2004
 - Source: Federation for American Immigration Reform (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Trends in Emergency Medicaid Expenditures for Recent and Undocumented Immigrants, 3/14/2007
 - Source: Journal of the American Medical Association (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Rising health care costs put focus on illegal immigrants, 1/21/2008
 - Source: USA Today (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  The High Cost of Cheap Labor, 8/1/2008
 - Source: Center for Immigration Studies Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Improving Medicare's Data on Race and Ethincity, 10/1/2006
 - Source: NASI Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Looking through a glass, darkly: Eliminiating Health Disparities, 7/1/2006
 - Source: CDC (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Health Insurance Plans Make Strides in Addressing Gaps in Care Experienced by Minorities in U.S, 12/6/2006
 - Source: AHIP (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Improving Quality and Achieving Equity: The Role of Cultural Competence in Reducing Racial and , 10/1/2006
 - Source: CMWF Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Relationship Between Quality of Care and Racial Disparities in Medicare Health Plans, 10/25/2006
 - Source: JAMA (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Racial Trends in the Use of Major Procedures among the Elderly, 8/18/2005
 - Source: NEJM Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Who Is at Greatest Risk for Receiving Poor-Quality Health Care?- CORRESPONDENCE, 7/15/2006
 - Source: NEJM (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Would Safety-Net Expansions Offset Reduced Access Resulting From Lost Insurance Coverage? , 9/28/2006
 - Source: Health Affairs (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Health Care Organizations' Use of Data on Race/Ethnicity to Address Disparities in Health Care, 8/1/2006
 - Source: RWJ (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  The Institute of Medicine Report , 1/1/2004
 - Source: John Hopkins University/Biology and Medicine (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Access to Healthy Foods in Low-Income Neighborhoods: Opportunities for Public Policy, 11/1/2008
 - Source: Yale University Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Alabama Strategic Program Will Work to Create a Healthier Black Belt/West Alabama, 4/20/2009
 - Source: Alabama Department of Public Health Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care- Issue Brief, 11/1/2006
 - Source: AHR Adobe Acrobat PDF
7Offsite Document  2007 National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2/1/2008
 - Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (Unknown File Type)
7Offsite Document  Racial and Ethnic Disparities in U.S. Health Care: A Chartbook, 3/13/2008
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
6Briefing TranscriptPreventing Chronic Disease: The New Public Health, 6/10/2011
 - Source: Alliance for Health Reform (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Survey Finds Employers Ambivalent About Health Overhaul Plans, 10/22/2008
 - Source: Congressional Quarterly HealthBeat (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Diabetes control is harder for Hispanics: Lack of access to care plays role, study finds, 6/26/2008
 - Source: Winston-Salem Journal (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Inequitable Funding May Cause Health Care Disparities, 6/25/2007
 - Source: Archives of Internal Medicine (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Kaiser Health Disparities Report- A Weekly Look at Race, Ethnicity and Health , 1/22/2007
 - Source: Kaiser Family Founation (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Massachusetts and the United States State Medicaid Fact Sheet, 4/1/2006
 - Source: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Document  Excellence Centers to Eliminate Racial/Ethnic Disparities, 5/1/2001
 - Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality  (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
6Offsite Document  Aetna Initiatives to Reduce the Risks Associated with Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health C, 1/1/2007
 - Source: AETNA (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  Value of Medicare Advantage to Low-Income and Minority Medicare Beneficiaries- Executive Summar, 9/20/2005
 - Source: Emory - Rollins School of Public Health Adobe Acrobat PDF
6Offsite Document  Who is at greatest risk for receiving poor quality health care?, 3/1/2006
 - Source: NEJM Adobe Acrobat PDF
6Offsite Document  Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities: A Quality Improvement Initiative in Medicaid Managed..., 1/1/2007
 - Source: Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc. (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  A State Policy Agenda to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 6/28/2004
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  Enhancing Public Hospitals’ Reporting of Data on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Care, 1/30/2007
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
6Offsite Document  From Policy to Action: Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities at the Ground Level, 8/1/2007
 - Source: Center for Health Care Strategies (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law Special Issue: Comparative Perspectives on Health..., 2/26/2006
 - Source: The Commonwealth Fund (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  Using Data on Race and Ethnicity to Improve Health Care Quality for Medicaid Beneficiaries, 6/1/2006
 - Source: Center for Health Care Strategies (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  National Health Plan Collaborative Enters Phase Two of its Work to Improve the Quality of He..., 8/22/2007
 - Source: National Health Plan Collaborative Adobe Acrobat PDF
5Offsite Document  Curbing Medicare Overpayments to Private Insurers Could Benefit Minorities, 5/14/2007
 - Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (Unknown File Type)
5Offsite Document  Falling Behind: Americans’ Access to Medical Care Deteriorates, 2003-2007, 6/1/2009
 - Source: Center for Studying Health System Change Adobe Acrobat PDF

 

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