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Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care
AHRQ Activities to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care: Program BriefNew
AHRQ Research and Other Activities Relevant to American Indians and Alaska Natives—Update 2007
AHRQ Research and Other Activities Relevant to American Indians and Alaska Natives: Program Brief
Creation of New Race-Ethnicity Codes and Socioeconomic Status (SES) Indicators for Medicare Beneficiaries
Cultural Competence Guides for Managed Care Plans
Cultural Competence Research: Setting the Agenda
Diabetes Disparities Among Racial and Ethnic Minorities
Excellence Centers To Eliminate Ethnic/Racial Disparities (EXCEED)
Grant Awards Relevant to Racial and Ethnic Minority Children: FY 2002
Health Care for Minority Women: Program Brief
Hispanic Diabetes Disparities Learning Network in Community Health CentersNew
Improving Health Care for Ethnic and Racial Minority Populations
Low Birthweight in Minority and High-Risk Women
New Projects and Activities in Minority Health: FY 2002
Preparing for a Career in Health Services Research: Opportunities for Minority Students
Primary Care Practice-Based Research Networks
  New Primary Care PBRN Awards
Reducing Ethnic and Racial Inequities in Health Care: AHRQ Resources for Research
The Role of Community-Based Participatory Research: Creating Partnerships, Improving Health
Welcome to the AHRQ Black Bag

Research Activities: Online Newsletter
Summarizes study findings relating to minority health

Agency Press Releases

Date   Title
6/18/08 New Spanish-language Consumer Guide Compares Oral Diabetes Medications
3/12/08 AHRQ and Ad Council Encourage Hispanics to Become More Involved in Their Health Care
3/3/08 Modest Health Care Quality Gains Outpaced by Spending

News and Numbers

Date   Title
6/4//08 Asian-Pacific Islanders Most Likely To Die From Serious, but Treatable, Hospital Complications
3/26/08 Problems with English Help Block Many Hispanics from Medical Care
3/21/08 Diabetes-Related Amputations Increase for Hispanics

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Evidence Reports

Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, No. 90:
Strategies for Improving Minority Healthcare Quality
Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, No. 122:
Cancer Clinical Trials, Recruitment of Underrepresented Populations

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Speeches and Testimony

Date   Title
1/9/06 Highlights and Implications from the Findings of the National Healthcare Quality Report and Disparities Report
5/21/02 Testimony on AHRQ's Role in Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health

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Workshops & Conferences

Community-Based Participatory Research
Conference Summary, November 27-28, 2001

Addressing Critical Concerns of Health Care Systems Serving American Indians/Alaskan Natives
Workshop Brief, June 2000
Addressing Health Care Disparities
Workshop Brief, May 1999
Collecting, Using, and Disseminating Health Data on Minority Populations
Workshop Brief, March 2002
Improving Long-term Care for American Indians in Region VIII
Workshop Brief, July 2003
Providing Care to Diverse Populations: State Strategies for Promoting Cultural Competency in Health Systems
Workshop Brief, June 1999
Strategies to Reduce Health Disparities
Workshop Brief, April 2001

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