The Economic Burden of Racial, Ethnic, and Educational Health Disparities in the U.S., 2018

Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)

May 2023

NIMHD-funded research shows that the economic burden of health disparities in the U.S. continues to rise. The national and state-level estimates of the burden associated with race and ethnicity and educational level are high, indicating a need for policies and interventions that promote health equity.

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Structural Racism and Discrimination: Impact on Minority Health and Health Disparities

Supplement to Ethnicity & Disease

May 2021

This special NIMHD-sponsored supplement discusses the need for a comprehensive approach to understand and address the impacts of structural racism and discrimination on minority health and health disparities.

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The Science of Health Disparities Research

March 2021

NIMHD contributes to an authoritative resource textbook designed to help researchers better understand the framework for conducting minority health and health disparities science. The Science of Health Disparities Research is a first-of-its-kind volume that provides state-of-the-science information on advancing theory, refining measurement, improving investigative methods, and diversifying scientific research.

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New Perspectives to Advance Minority Health and Health Disparities Research

Supplement to the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH)

January 2019

This special supplement funded by NIMHD presents research and perspectives focused on expanding methodological approaches to monitor and reduce health disparities for minority populations.

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Addressing Health Disparities Through the Utilization of Health Information Technology

Supplement to Medical Care

June 2019

This special supplement, sponsored by NIMHD, with an introductory editorial led by NIMHD Director Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D., with NIMHD Health Scientist Administrator Beda Jean-Francois, Ph.D., and NIMHD Chief of Staff Courtney Ferrell Aklin, Ph.D., reports on the use of health information technologies to reduce disparities in health care access and outcomes.

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