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Reform in Action: Equity in the Context of Health Reform

The ACA does much to increase the likelihood that more minority patients than ever before will be covered by health insurance in the next few years, but there is substantial evidence that coverage alone cannot reduce disparities in quality of care and outcomes

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bil. was spent among minorities for high blood pressure, diabetes & stroke in 2009

Five Things You Need to Know About Racial and Ethnic Disparities in U.S. Health Care

Five Things You Need to Know About Racial and Ethnic Disparities in U.S. Health Care

Research shows that even when access to care is equal, racial and ethnic minorities tend to receive a lower quality of health care thatn Whites.

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Four Tips for Improving Equity in U.S. Health Care

Four Tips for Improving Equity in U.S. Health Care

While disparities remain, recent evidence of their narrowing suggests that eliminating them is possible. At current rates of improvement, all racial and ethnic groups could receive the same care by 2015.

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AF4Q in Action

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) and Finding Answersinitiatives are actively studying, developing and implementing strategies to reduce racial and ethnic gaps in care. By focusing on the collection of race, ethnicity and language data, improving translation services, and sharing best practices, these projects are leading the way to reduce disparities in care.

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Hear from Finding Answers

This special interview between Melissa Partin, PhD, Deputy Editor of the Journal of General Internal Medicine and Marshall Chin, MD, Director of Finding Answers discusses a roadmap for ending health disparities.

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