Think Cultural Health: Advancing Health Equity at Every Point of Contact

This site, sponsored by the Office of Minority Health, offers the latest resources and tools to promote cultural and linguistic competency in health care. You may access free and accredited continuing education programs as well as tools to help you and your organization provide respectful, understandable and effective services. https://www.thinkculturalhealth.hhs.gov/about

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Payment Reform to Improve Health Care

This paper is a result of a meeting convened by the Center for American Progress to evaluate payment reform proposals, identify where there is sufficient evidence, consensus, and capacity to move forward, and develop recommendations for action in health reform legislation to move toward a value-based system. Read More

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Rural Health Disparities

Rural Americans are a population group that experiences significant health disparities. Health disparities are differences in health status when compared to the general population, often characterized by indicators such as higher incidence of disease and disability, increased mortality rates, lower life expectancies, and higher rates of pain and suffering. Read More

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National Healthcare Disparities Report 2013

As in previous years, the 2013 NHQR and NHDR track more than 200 health care process, outcome, and access measures, covering a wide variety of conditions and settings. Data years vary across measures; most trend analyses include data points from 2000-2002 to 2010-2011. It is important to note that the reports provide a snapshot of […]

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HRSA: About Health Literacy

Health literacy is defined as the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process and understand basic health information needed to make appropriate health decisions and services needed to prevent or treat illness. Read More

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