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State Documentation of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities to Inform Strategic Action, July 2011

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Federal and National Activity Setting the Stage for State Action

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Why States Need to Play a Role in Reducing Disparities

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Overview of Findings from New HCUP Report:

State Documentation of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities to Inform Strategic Action

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State Roles in Reducing Disparities

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Report Background & Methodology

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Methodology (cont'd)

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Highlighted States in New HCUP Report

Map of United States features 8 states in the HCUP report - CT, CO, GA, MD, NJ, NM, RI, and UT. Eight noteworthy states are AZ, CA, MA, MI, MN, NC, OH, and VA are those that were referenced by leading states as inspiring their work or they have unique practices or documents that are noted in the report but not described in as much detail as the featured states.

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Featured States' Documents

State Document Title(s)
  • 2008-2010 Office of Health Disparities Strategic Plan
  • Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities in Colorado 2009
  • Colorado Health Disparities Strategic Plan 2008: Interagency Health Disparities Leadership Council
  • The 2009 Connecticut Health Disparities Report
  • Health Disparities Report 2008: A County-Level Look at Health Outcomes for Minorities in Georgia
  • Maryland Chartbook of Minority Health and Minority Health Disparities Data
  • Maryland Plan to Eliminate Minority Health Disparities Plan of Action 2010-2014
  • Strategic Plans to Eliminate Health Disparities in New Jersey March 2007, December 2007 Update, and Update and Addendum
  • Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Report Card
  • Minority Health Plan for Action
  • Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Rhode Island State Plan 2009
  • Reducing the Burden of Asthma in Rhode Island: Asthma State Plan, 2009-2014
  • Health Status by Race and Ethnicity: 2010
  • Action Plan to Eliminate Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities in the State of Utah

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General Findings

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General Findings (cont'd)

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Use and Impact of State Documents

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Lessons from Featured States

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Lessons (cont'd)

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Related HCUP Reports

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Other AHRQ Resources

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Additional Resources

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Health Care Reform

Internet Citation: State Documentation of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities to Inform Strategic Action. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). May 2016. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
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