November 23, 2005
Program Result Report
Physicians for Human Rights developed an online toolkit for medical students and students in other health professions to raise awareness and take action to help eliminate racial and ethic disparities in health and health care.
February 20, 2008
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.
February 1, 2008
The Importance of Reducing Disparities For more than 20 years, research has documented the persistent gaps in health care quality that disproportionately affect Americans from specific racial and ethnic backgrounds. Many who experience disparate car ...
June 4, 2008
The current race and ethnicity categories used by the Office of Management and Budget are the recommended standard, yet given the United States' increasingly diverse population, the Expecting Success program used an expanded list of categories.
December 1, 2006
Program Result Report
David Barton Smith, PhD, studied the historical link between racial segregation and discrimination in health care and examined possible approaches to address certain continuing discrepancies and the persistence of segregation.
August 1, 2012
Researchers systematically reviewed the medical literature for interventions conducted within health care systems that have the potential to decrease racial and ethnic disparities in the care of colorectal cancer.
Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) is the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s signature effort to lift the overall quality of health care in targeted communities, reduce racial and ethnic disparities and provide models for national reform.
November 1, 2012
This overview outlines three recommendations and the framework RWJF and the Aligning Forces national program office (NPO) developed to address how RWJF can best refine the AF4Q program for its final phase.
March 23, 2011
This paper reports the results of a multilevel analysis of condom use among female Filipino female sex workers. Condom use is affected by organizational and social factors.
March 1, 2011
An effort to help enhance the quality and equality of U.S. health care.