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                                  PAs for Health Equity Recommended Health Disparities Resources

Working Together to End Racial and Ethnic Disparities: One Physician at a Time -  DVD Kit from AMA.
Highly recommended, and a steal at only 15 dollars.

AHRQ National Healthcare Disparities Report –
http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/nhdr11/nhdr11.pdf

Human Face of Health Disparities landmark 2003 article. One of first looks at role of bias in medical
inequality.  
http://www2.massgeneral.org/disparitiessolutions/z_files/PHR%20Photoessay.pdf

Creating Equity Reports from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Disparities Solutions Center
one booth copy. Excellent tool to help guide PAs interested in data collection about disparities.
http://www.rwjf.org/files/research/050608hospitalequityreport.pdf

Joint Commission LBGT Field Guide http://www.jointcommission.org/assets/1/18/LGBTFieldGuide.pdf
Groundbreaking publication from Joint Commission about LBGT Health.

National Action Plans – These reports from the Office of Minority Health offer recent summaries of efforts
to eliminate health disparities.
http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/npa/files/Plans/HHS/HHS_Plan_complete.pdf and http://minorityhealth.hhs.
gov/npa/templates/content.aspx?lvl=1&lvlid=33&ID=286

Human Rights Campaign's Equality Index Project – Project enlisting hospitals to create metrics to measure
equality of care for patients as well as HR policies and procedures.
http://www.hrc.org/files/assets/resources/HealthcareEqualityIndex_2011.pdf

American Academy of Physician Assistants 2011 Position Paper on Health Disparities
http://bit.ly/aapadisparitiespositionpaper

CDC Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities
http://www.cdc.gov/omhd/

Disparities Solutions Center
http://www2.massgeneral.org/disparitiessolutions/

EquityPA Twitter Feed
www.twitter.com/equitypa

Healthy People 2020 Disparities Section
http://1.usa.gov/hp2020disparities

Kaiser Monthly Health Disparities Update
http://bit.ly/kaiserdisparities

Kaiser Minority Health
http://bit.ly/kaiserminorityhealth

National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities
http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/npa/

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Quality/Equality News Digest
http://www.rwjf.org/qualityequality/digestlist.jsp
Physician Assistants for Health Equity
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