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Cultural and Minority Health
Cultural and Minority Health: Understanding the Disparities in Healthcare and Promoting Equity
What is cultural healthcare? What are the disparities that minorities face when receiving healthcare? And how are these biases being addressed? This LibGuide will answer these pressing questions and more. To learn further information, click the box below, or get started with the links to the right. Further resources are provided within the tabs above.
Leading Resources on Minority Health
What are Health Disparities?
News Medical, an open-access health and sciences publication, defines health disparities as "the inequalities that occur in the provision of healthcare and access to healthcare across different racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups." To learn more, click the link above.
Racial and Ethnic Health Care Disparities
The Center for Medicare Advocacy outlines what racial and ethnic healthcare disparities are, what this means for racial, ethnic, and disadvantaged economic groups, and the most prominent needs in addressing these disparities.
Minority Health and Health Disparities: Definitions and Parameters
The National Intitute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHHD) defines minority health as "the distinctive health characteristics and attributes of racial and/or ethnic minority groups, as defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB), that can be socially disadvantaged due in part to being subject to potential discriminatory acts." To learn more, click the link above.
Minority Population Profiles
See what demographics are affected by disparities and the types of disparities they face through the Office of Minority Health's population profiles.
Health Disparities by Race and Ethnicity
Click here to view the Center of American Progress's fact sheet outlining statistics and disparities for various ethnic groups.