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Health Disparities



Research Highlights

Studies and reports on disparities in health and health care.

Racial Disparities in Access to Long-Term Care: The Illusive Pursuit of Equity
Smith D., Feng Z., Fennel M., Zinn J., Mor V.
Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law. October 2008 (33(5): 801-21)

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Treatment of Dementia Among Medicare Beneficiaries
Zuckerman I. Ryder P, Simoni-Wastila L., Shaffer T., Sato M. Zhao L, Stuart B. Journal of Gerontology, September 2008, 63B(5):S328-33

An Unequal Burden: The True Cost of High-Deductible Health Plans for Communities of Color
Families USA

Making the Business Case for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health Care: Case Studies from the Field
Alliance of Community Health Plans Foundation

Cultural Humility Versus Cultural Competence: A Critical Distinction in Defining Physician Training Outcomes in Multicultural Education
Melanie Tervalon, MD, MPH, and Jann Murray-García, MD, MPH
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved

Confronting the Uncomfortable: Health Plans and Health Disparities: A Moral Dilemma in a Morally Driven Industry
Winston F. Wong, MD
The Permanente Journal

Beyond Equal Care: How Health Systems Can Impact Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
Kate Meyers, MPP
The Permanente Journal

Kaiser Permanente/ UC San Francisco study to look at why African American males have twice the prostate cancer rate of Caucasian American males.