From mid-1999 through 2000, The RAND® Corporation synthesized and disseminated information on effective community interventions to address racial and ethnic disparities in six health areas:
- breast and cervical cancer
- cardiovascular disease
- human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-related disease
- infant mortality.
See Findings for a description of findings in each area.
- RAND conducted a systematic literature review and identified 240 manuscripts describing community-based interventions relevant to populations and conditions targeted by the CDC program.
RAND created a Web site, "Community Based Approaches to Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health" to disseminate findings from its literature review.
For each health target, the site provides a summary of conclusions from the studies reviewed, a searchable database of the citations RAND identified, summaries of the manuscripts reviewed and an e-mail address for the appropriate CDC contact.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) supported this project with a $492,897 grant.
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