In 2011, the American Psychological Association approved the development of a health disparities initiative as an activity of its Strategic Plan. The purpose of the Health Disparities Initiative is to increase support for research, training, public education and interventions that improve health and reduce health disparities among underserved and vulnerable populations. Learn more about how psychologists are helping to reduce health disparities.
Each year since 2003, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has produced the National Healthcare Quality Report and the National Healthcare Disparities Report. These reports to Congress are mandated in the Healthcare Research and Quality Act of 1999 (P.L. 106-129).
An electronic newsletter intended to promote awareness of minority health and health equity issues that affect our work at CDC and in the broader public health community, support the achievement of our goal to eliminate health disparities, and foster ongoing communication and collaboration.
Since 2008, Gallup and Healthways have partnered to understand the well-being of both individuals and populations. “Well-being” is a concept that captures the important aspects of how people feel about and experience their daily lives — in other words, well-being encompasses more than physical health or economic indicators.
Over the past decade, understanding health literacy has evolved to the point where we now understand that it is not just a function of individual skills and abilities, it also includes the demands and complexities of the systems with which individuals interact. Health Literacy: Past, Present, and Future commemorates the 2004 release and features invited presentations and discussions of the progress made in the field of health literacy since that time, explores the current state of the field, and discusses possible directions for future health literacy efforts.
Provides a summary of the Nursing in 3D Summit which identified range of academic and health system factors, as well as the social, economic and environmental determinants that influence our ability to diversify the nursing workforce.