Reducing Health Care Disparities

Where Are We Now?

For many years, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has been committed to finding and promoting ways to reduce racial and ethnic disparities. This issue brief gives a general overview of how the field of health care disparities has evolved in recent years to identify emerging perspectives, progress and current activity, and outstanding needs.

The paper focuses specifically on health care disparities, while recognizing that these are obviously also intertwined with broader efforts to reduce health disparities.


Reducing Health Care Disparities: Where Are We Now?

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A Roadmap to Reduce Disparities in Health Care

This article describes work to conduct systematic reviews of the literature, evaluate promising practices, provide technical assistance to health care organizations and disseminate their findings.

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Finding Answers: Disparities Research for Change

To seek and evaluate promising interventions in health care settings to reduce racial and ethnic disparities, with an increased focus on disseminating results from the first rounds of grants and sharing lessons learned with the communities working under the Aligning Forces for Quality initiative.

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