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pdf file Integrated Care for Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Communities: Blueprint for Action [PDF | 624KB]
This 'Blueprint for Action' is based on research conducted by the National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association and proceedings from the 2011 national consensus meeting of the same title. The publication looks at the topic of improving the care actually delivered by American the health care system, access to good health and behavioral health care.
pdf file Advisory Committee's Recommendation Report -March 2010 [PDF | 261 KB]
The HHS Advisory Committee on Minority Health has published their recommendations for improving the public health, overall, and increasing health equity, which they suggest can be met through the establishment of federal health equity commission that would focus on sustainable progress in these areas.
pdf file Advisory Committee's Recommendation Report on Assuring Health Equity for Minority Persons with Disabilities [PDF | 303 KB]
The HHS Advisory Committee on Minority Health has published their recommendations for improving the health of minorities with physical disabilities. This most recent report takes a look at this population and makes five key suggestions to raise awareness about minorities with disabilities and focused efforts that will improve research efforts and promote health equity.
pdf file Advisory Committee Reports on Health Reform [PDF | 822 KB]
The Advisory Committee on Minority Health submitted their report to Secretary Kathleen Sebelius with suggestions ensuring that health care reform meets health care needs of minority communities and eliminates health disparities.
pdf file Assessment of State Minority Health Infrastructure and Capacity to Address Issues of Health Disparity: Final Report [PDF | 7.9MB]
This report presents the findings of the assessment of the minority health infrastructure in eight states and Puerto Rico and examines the capacity of these states and territory to address racial and ethnic health disparities in their respective jurisdictions.
External link The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke
U.S. Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona issued this comprehensive scientific report which concludes that there is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke. The report's finding is of major public health concern due to the fact that nearly half of all nonsmoking Americans are still regularly exposed to secondhand smoke.
A Patient-Centered Guide to Implementing Language Access Services in Healthcare Organizations
This guide is intended to help healthcare organizations implement effective language access services to meet the needs of their limited-English-proficient patients, and increase their access to health care.
pdf file Building Coalitions of Color: A Multicultural Approach
Prepared in July 2004 by the Summit Institute for Research and Education, Inc., in collaboration with Out of Many One, the report details 10 strategies and their corresponding steps for building multi-cultural, multi-racial, and multi-ethnic coalitions among communities of color, particularly those who seek to address health disparities.
pdf file Volume I: Executive Summary, Report of the Secretary's Task Force on Black & Minority Health (1985) [PDF | 35MB]
The first volume of the Task Force Report summarizes the information and data compiled on specific minority health problems, special reports developed on cross-cutting minority health issues, and recommendations proposing activities for a coordinated effort by which DHHS may redirect its resources to address the demonstrated disparity in health status between minority and nonminority populations.
A Community Approach to Address Health Disparities: THRIVE (Toolkit for Health & Resilience In Vulnerable Environments) - Executive Summary
A Community Approach to Address Health Disparities: THRIVE (Toolkit for Health & Resilience In Vulnerable Environments) - Final Report

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