Moy E, Mau MK, Raetzman S, Barrett M, Miyamura JB, Chaves KH, Andrews R. Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, USA. Ethn Dis. 2013 Winter;23(1):6-11. OBJECTIVES: A serious challenge to eliminating US health disparities stems from the inability to reliably measure outcomes, particularly for numerically small populations. Our… Read More »»
Ethnic differences in potentially preventable hospitalizations among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders: implications for reducing health care disparities
“Disability and Discrimination in the Doctor’s Office” May 23 New York Times article on the challenges faced by persons with disabilities in being served in many physician offices. Learn more here. National Average One-Bedroom Rent Exceeds Entire SSI Payment The 2012 bi-annual report (Priced Out) of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) and Technical… Read More »»
Ensuring Quality Services and Supports Under Medicaid – May 23 United Spinal Association-AAHD May 23 webinar, 2:00 pm EST. Learn more here. Money Follows the Person – Medicaid Rebalancing Status May 10 National Health Policy Forum report. Learn more here. California-Illinois-Massachusetts-Ohio-Washington: Comparison of CMS-States Demos for Persons Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid May 6… Read More »»
Commentary: Defining Disability in Health Care Education. Long-Bellil LM, OʼConnor DM, Robey KL, Hahn JE, Minihan PM, Graham CL, Smeltzer SC; on behalf of the Alliance for Disability in Health Care Education. The Alliance for Disability in Health Care Education is a collaborative network of health care educators promoting the inclusion of disability-related content in… Read More »»
Diabetes among adults with cognitive limitations compared to individuals with no cognitive disabilities.
Using a retrospective analysis of data from the 2006 Medical Expenditures Panel Survey (MEPS), we assessed the health status of working-age adults with cognitive limitations in comparison to adults with no disability (unweighted N = 27,116; weighted N = 240,343,457). Adults with cognitive limitations had a significantly higher prevalence of diabetes than did adults with… Read More »»
Perceptions of cardiovascular health in an underserved community of deaf adults using American Sign Language.
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease leads in overall mortality and morbidity in the United States. Cardiovascular disparities remain high among minority and underserved groups. Deaf American Sign Language (ASL) users are an underserved and understudied group that receives little attention from researchers due to language and communication barriers. A recent ASL survey in Rochester, NY, indicated greater cardiovascular risk… Read More »»
Universal design of research: inclusion of persons with disabilities in mainstream biomedical studies.
Although persons with disabilities of all kinds have as wide a range of health conditions as the general population, they are profoundly underrepresented in mainstream health research. Such underrepresentation might contribute to the health disparities in this population. We propose the concept of Universal Design of Research (UDR), which would promote routine inclusion of persons… Read More »»
Underserved farmers with disabilities: designing an AgrAbility program to address health disparities.
Awareness of health disparities is crucial for individuals with disabilities to minimize additional health-related challenges. Adding rural residence and age to disability creates a triple threat in terms of potential health disparities. Kentucky AgrAbility is developing innovative new partnerships with the goal of expanding service provision to underserved populations with disabilities in Kentucky: women, minority,… Read More »»
Health disparities among adults with physical disabilities or cognitive limitations compared to individuals with no disabilities in the United States.
BACKGROUND: National survey data indicate the number of individuals reporting a disability is rising. Those with disabilities experience a large number of barriers to health promotion and disease prevention programming. However, only a limited number of studies have used nationally representative data to examine the health status of individuals with disabilities in comparison to those… Read More »»
Health disparities are differences in health outcomes between groups that reflect social inequalities. Disability rates vary by ethnicity, age, sex and income, ranging from 10.4% among Asians to 22.6% among non‐Hispanic black to 31.3% among American Indians and Alaska Natives. Unsurprisingly, disability is more prevalent in those age 65 and older (37.8%) than those age… Read More »»