Examining the Health Disparities Research Plan of the National Institutes of Health: Unfinished Business

Examining the Health Disparities Research Plan of the National Institutes of Health: Unfinished Business

by Gerald E. Thomson, Faith Mitchell, Monique Williams, Committee on the Review and Assessment of the NIH's Strategic Research Plan and Budget to Reduce and Ultimately
     
 

In the United States, health among racial and ethnic minorities, as well as poor people, is significantly worse than the overall U.S. population. Health disparities are reflected by indices such as excess mortality and morbidity and shorter life expectancy. Examining the Health Disparities Research Plan of the National Institutes of Health is an assessment ofSee more details below

Overview

In the United States, health among racial and ethnic minorities, as well as poor people, is significantly worse than the overall U.S. population. Health disparities are reflected by indices such as excess mortality and morbidity and shorter life expectancy. Examining the Health Disparities Research Plan of the National Institutes of Health is an assessment of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Strategic Research Plan and Budget to Reduce and Ultimately Eliminate Health Disparities. It focuses on practical solutions to remedy the state of the current health disparity crisis.

The NIH has played the leading role in conducting extensive research on minority health and health disparities for more than two decades. Although additional research is critical to facilitating a better understanding of the overarching social, economic, educational, and environmental factors that predispose groups to specific diseases and conditions, there is also a great need to translate the existing and new information into best care practices. This means increasing communication with affected populations and their communities. Examining the Health Disparities Research Plan of the National Institutes of Health presents solutions to improving the health disparities nationwide and evaluates the NIH strategy plan designed to actively correct and combat the ongoing health disparities dilemma.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780309101219
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
06/30/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction15
2Health disparities : concepts, measurements, and understanding21
3Development and availability of the strategic plan34
4Budget and finances60
5The National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities72
6Management of the strategic plan and the health disparities research program78
App. APublic law 106-525 - November 22, 2000; "Minority Health and Health Disparities Research and Education Act of 2000"
App. BAgendas of open meetings
App. CList of participants providing testimony or written commentary to the committee
App. DOverview of health disparities, Nancy Adler
App. ESchematic diagram showing differences, disparities, and discrimination in health care
App. FNational institutes of health NIH health strategic plan fiscal years 2004-2008, volume I [draft]
App. GPublic communications and its role in reducing and eliminating health disparities, Kasisomayajula Viswanath
App. HNIH committee on minority health and health disparities research definitions and application methodology : final report (revised January 2004)
App. IAcronyms
App. JCenters of excellence funded by the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities, 2005
App. KNCMHD endowment program awardees
App. LSummary of recommendations
App. MCommittee and staff biographies

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