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A Synthesis of the Literature: Racial & Ethnic Differences in Access to Medical Care

This document summarizes a literature review on the subject from 1985-1999. Research topics addressed in the report include racial disparities in heart disease and stroke, cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, mental health, and maternal and child health. Sentinel articles are identified and tabled in an appendix. Report

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Access to Health Insurance and Health Care

Racial and ethnic groups in the United States continue to experience major differences in health status compared to the majority white population. Although many factors affect health status, the lack of health insurance and other barriers to obtaining health services markedly diminish minorities’ use of both preventive services and medical…

Urban Indian Health

More than half (57%) of the 2.5 million people who identify themselves solely as American Indian and Alaska Native in the 2000 Census live in metropolitan areas. This issue brief describes the large and growing urban Indian population, their health status, and the major federal health programs and federal-state programs…

Key Facts: Latinos and HIV/AIDS

This report provides an overview of the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on Latinos in the United States. It presents current snapshots and trends over time, drawing from recent data and research on the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS among Latinos, including data on AIDS cases and deaths; health services use and…

Racial/Ethnic Differences in Cardiac Care: The Weight of the Evidence

Numerous studies over the past two decades have documented racial and ethnic differences in care for heart conditions. To assess the quality of the evidence and to summarize the information for a physician audience, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation collaborated with the American College of Cardiology Foundation to review…

D.C. Health Care Access Survey, 2003

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation District of Columbia Health Care Access Survey, 2003, is based on a representative sample of 1,581 adults, ages 18 and older, living in Washington, DC. The survey is intended to inform discussion of health care issues in the District of Columbia by examining the…

National Survey of Latinos: Politics and Civic Participation, Summary and Chartpack

The chartpack and summary of findings from a comprehensive survey that assesses Latino attitudes in the 2004 election year. The third annual survey of Latinos from the Pew Hispanic Center and the Kaiser Family Foundation, the new survey examines political issues and the presidential election campaign, the economy, health care,…

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