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Office for Minority Health: Compendium of State-Level Activities and Legislation on National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) has published a compendium of state-sponsored activities and an interactive map listing state legislative activities implementing its… 226 more words

Health Care Disparities

Stanford Social Innovation Review and Grantmakers in Health: Innovations in Health Equity

The Stanford Social Innovation Review and Grantmakers in Health have published this special supplement on health equity. Articles include discussions of the role of health philanthropy in addressing equity; the role of community organizers in advancing health equity; promoting health impact assessments; implementing healing justice in response to community violence; achieving healthy communities through transit equity; and using fair housing to achieve health equity. 35 more words

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: The State of Racial Inequalities in Health

On December 5, 2014, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) held a forum on “Disparities, Resilience, and Building a Culture of Health” and published this paper on the state of racial inequalities in health authored by Thomas LeVeist, director of the Center for Health Disparities Solutions at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.   272 more words

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health: Progress Report on Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health has released this implementation progress report on its Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, which was adopted in 2011.   68 more words

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Equity Plan for Improving Quality in Medicare

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of Minority Health has published this first-ever Equity Plan for Improving Quality in Medicare.  The Equity Plan focuses on Medicare populations that experience disproportionately high burdens of disease, lower quality of care, and barriers accessing care. 129 more words

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California Department of Public Health: Portrait of Promise - California Statewide Plan to Promote Health and Mental Health Equity

The California Department of Public Health’s Office of Health Equity has released its statewide plan to promote health and mental health equity.  The plan is the first demographic report and statewide strategic plan from the OHE since it was established in 2012. 338 more words

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