September 1, 2012
This paper examines the experience of 14 Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) alliances (data from additional alliances that joined the AF4Q initiative in 2009-2010 are not included in this analysis). This study’s target population included AF4Q allia ...
July 1, 2011
For more than 20 years, research has shown that racial and ethnic minorities consistently receive lower-quality health care and have worse health outcomes than whites, even when demographic and socioeconomic factors are taken into account.
April 1, 2011
This article examines the opinions of health care enrollees about the collection of racial, ethnic and language data by health plans.
October 1, 2010
This article seeks to improve data collection methods for research into health disparities and inequities. The authors describe numerous research methods that might overcome small-sampling size, a limitation of previous studies.
October 24, 2011
An RWJF Investigator alerts researchers and physicians to one of the primary reasons disparities research and programs fail to solve tough health problems.
January 1, 2011
Habitos Saludables por Vida
March 24, 2010
A multidisciplinary team redesigned Montefiore Medical Center's patient registration system to collect data on race, ethnicity and preferred language, and developed a procedure to provide faster treatment for heart attack patients.
August 27, 2009
Program Result Report
The Health Research and Educational Trust worked with New Jersey hospitals to improve the procedures hospital staff uses to collect data about patients' race and ethnicity.
August 1, 2006
Program Result Report
David Nerenz, Ph.D., Senior Staff Investigator at the Henry Ford Health System, managed the production of five white papers that describe how health care organizations can use data on race and ethnicity to address disparities in health care.
June 4, 2008
Expecting Success, the nation's first multihospital collaborative focused on reducing disparities, helped 10 hospitals measure the quality of cardiac treatment they provide to patients based on their race, ethnicity and primary language.