Practical Strategies to Address Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care

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<p>Racial and ethnic minorities in the United States tend to have poorer access to care and receive lower-quality care than non-minorities. While health care disparities are well documented, strategies to address these gaps in care are still evolving.<br /><br />A new issue brief from the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS), "From Policy to Action: Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities at the Ground Level," outlines practical strategies that states and managed care organizations are implementing to address inequalities in care. It highlights the need for standardized collection of race, ethnicity, and language data; culturally competent approaches; and the participation and commitment of multiple stakeholders. The brief draws from CHCS' national initiatives, supported by The Commonwealth Fund and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, to identify realistic solutions to reduce health care disparities and improve quality.<br /><br />To download the issue brief and access other resources from CHCS, please visit: <a href="…;