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External linkpdf file Minorities in Medicine: An Ethnic and Cultural Challenge for Physician Training: An Update (April 2005)
This report assesses the progress made since the Council on Graduate Medical Education published a report on minorities in medicine in 1998. It recommends ways to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in medicine and strengthen cultural competency. The report provides demographic and health disparity information for minority populations in the United States and includes tables, a bibliography, and an appendix of educational pipeline programs and collaborations.
External linkpdf file The Key Ingredient of the National Prevention Agenda: Workforce Development. A Companion Document to Healthy People 2010
This guide assists States in addressing national workforce development for the health professions and for employees of public health agencies. It includes four sections: a how-to resource for planners, minority representation in the health professions, continuing education for public health employees, and a listing of all the Healthy People 2010 workforce-related objectives.
External linkpdf file Building the Future of Allied Health: Report of the Implementation Task Force of the National Commission on Allied Health
This report presents strategies developed by the National Commission on Allied Health Implementation Task Force. It describes the plan to carry out the Commission's recommendations related to the role of allied health professionals in the current and emerging U.S. health care delivery system. The report includes strategies that focus on three key areas: education reform, outcomes research, and collaboration.
External linkpdf file Strategies for Improving Minority Healthcare Quality
The purpose of this report is to systematically review the evidence to determine the effectiveness of interventions designed to improve the quality of healthcare and/or to reduce disparities for ethnic minorities. It focuses on evaluations of interventions aimed at healthcare providers or organizations, as recent work suggests these factors contribute substantially to the inequities. The report examined broadly any type of strategy aimed at improving the quality of care in an ethnic minority population of patients, and then looked more specifically at strategies designed to improve the cultural competence of healthcare providers or organizations.
External link Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Healthcare
How much do differences in the health care that people receive contribute to disparities in health? What strategies can overcome these differences in care? These are questions for health services research, and ones that researchers supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ, formerly the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research) have begun to address.
External link Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Healthcare Exit Disclaimer
The Institute of Medicine Report confirmed that racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare are not entirely explained by differences in access, clinical appropriateness, or patient preferences. There is also increasing evidence that provider behaviors and practice patterns contribute to disparities in care.

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