Understanding Racial and Ethnic Disparities: A New Chartbook and Webinar

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<p><drupal-entity data-embed-button="media_browser" data-entity-embed-display="media_image" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="02c103d4-7764-45cb-ab21-815cf3b40823"></drupal-entity>Research shows that minorities in the United States are in poorer health, have more trouble accessing care, are more likely to be uninsured, and receive lower-quality care more often than other Americans. To enhance understanding of disparities and inform solutions, The Commonwealth Fund presents <a href="/publications/chartbooks/2008/mar/racial-and-ethnic-disparities-in-u-s--health-care--a-chartbook
">Racial and Ethnic Disparities in U.S. Health Care: A Chartbook</a>.<br><br>Containing 75 charts and accompanying analysis, this unique resource presents emerging evidence linking many disparities to the overall performance of local health care systems. According to the research team, led by Holly Mead, Ph.D., of George Washington University, U.S. minorities may disproportionately live in regions where the quality of care is suboptimal.<br><br>The chartbook is divided into the following sections:<ul><li>The Demographics of America</li><li>Disparities in Health Status and Mortality</li><li>Disparities in Access to Health Care</li><li>Disparities in Health Insurance Coverage</li><li>Disparities in Quality</li><li>Strategies for Closing the Gap.</li></ul>On Monday, March 24, 2008, the Fund's Program on Quality of Care for Underserved Populations will host an online meeting, <em><a href="https://webinars.webex.com/webinars/onstage/g.php?d=669562887&t=a&EA=cf… Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care: A New Chartbook.</a></em> Fund assistant vice president Anne Beal, M.D., M.P.H., will introduce the webinar. Presenters include: chartbook co-author Bruce Siegel, M.D., M.P.H., research professor at George Washington University; Dora Hughes, M.D., M.P.H., health policy adviser to Senator Barack Obama; and Carolyn Clancy, M.D., director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.<br><br>The webinar will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., EDT. To register, go to the <a href="https://webinars.webex.com/webinars/onstage/g.php?d=669562887&t=a&EA=cf… registration page.</a></p>