In "The Push for the Summit: Creating Health Care's New Terrain," we now set our sights on frontiers and summits yet to come.
February 20, 2008 | Commentary
De facto racial segregation is a widespread characteristic of the U.S. health care system. This commentary reviews the economic circumstances facing health care providers that treat African-American patients. The author describes models for providing assistance to underfunded organizations.
December 17, 2009 | Commentary
The major reform proposals' intent to increase coverage may address some of the racial and ethnic disparities that continue to exist in the U.S. health care system. With so much focus on national health reform, this article reminds readers of both the challenges of and opportunities for equity in its implementation.
April 25, 2012 | Commentary
This editorial discusses challenges to seamless flow of clinical data across health care settings. In 2009, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act was created to promote the meaningful use of health information technology.
February 10, 2010 | Commentary
Community-based participatory research (CBPR) has emerged in the last decades as a transformative research paradigm that bridges the gap between science and practice through community engagement and social action to increase health equity. The authors of this study identify the barriers and challenges within the intervention and implementation of CBPR.