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Healthcare Metro Monitor Supplement

The implementation of the Affordable Care Act and pressures to contain costs, expand access to care and improve health outcomes have focused attention on the healthcare industry. Healthcare is a large, diverse, and growing component of the economy. It employs about 14.5 million people and accounts for 10.3 percent of jobs nationally in occupations that span the education, skills, and earnings continuum. Healthcare jobs are located in nearly every community across the country and in a variety of settings, including hospitals, ambulatory care offices, and skilled nursing facilities. article

Bending the Curve: Person-Centered Healthcare Reform: A Framework for Improving Care and Slowing Healthcare Cost Growth

We propose a framework for health care reform that focuses on supporting person-centered care. With continued innovation toward more personalized care, this is the best way to improve care and health while also bending the curve of health care cost growth. article

Exploring Health Disparities in Integrated Communities: Overview of the EHDIC Study

Thomas LaVeist, Roland Thorpe, Jr., Terra Bowen-Reid, John Jackson, Tiffany Gary, Darrell Gaskin, and Dorothy Browne

Progress in understanding the nature of health disparities requires data that are race-comparative while overcoming confounding between race, socioeconomic status and segregation. The Exploring Health Disparities in Integrated Communities (EHDIC) study is a multi-site cohort study that will address these confounders by examining the nature of health disparities within racially integrated communities without racial disparities in socioeconomic status. Data consisted of a structured questionnaire and blood pressure measurements collected from a sample of the adult population (age 18 and older) of two racially integrated contiguous census tracts. article

The Legacy of Tuskegee and Trust in Medical Care: Is Tuskegee Responsible for Race Differences in Mistrust of Medical Care?

Dwayne T. Brandon, PhD; Lydia A. Isaac, MS; and Thomas A. LaVeist, PhD

We conducted a telephone survey of 277 African-American and 101 white adults 18–93 years of age in Baltimore, MD. Participants responded to questions regarding mistrust of medical care, including a series of questions regarding the Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male (Tuskegee study). article

Racial Meanings and Scientific Methods

In this essay, the author argues that research on genetic differences between racial and ethnic groups has the potential to change political landscapes the way Jim Crow laws did a century ago. The author identifies inconsistent government policies, introduces new concepts, proposes policies and cites research to support her argument. For example, some geneticists are studying Ashkenazi Jewish women because they are marginally more likely than others to have a genetic mutation that is linked to a higher-than-average risk of breast cancer. Article

NCHS Fact Sheet

The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is the nation’s principal health statistics agency, providing data to identify and address health issues.  NCHS compiles statistical information to help guide public health and health policy decisions. Fact Sheet

ASTHO Profile of State Public Health

From April to November of 2010, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) conducted an online survey of state and territorial health agencies to document their structure, functions and resources. Survey links were e-mailed to senior deputies in health agencies in the 50 states, 8 territories, and the District of Columbia. Article

Universal Health Coverage:a Commitment to Close the gap

This report focuses on how and why inequity – unfair and avoidable inequalities – should be prioritized as countries progress on the path towards UHC. It identifies policy options that governments and donors should consider when implementing reforms for UHC and estimates the effect this could have on health outcomes, setting out the implications for the post-2015 sustainable development framework. Report

Visualizing Health Policy: Understanding the Effect of Medicaid Expansion Decisions in the South

This Visualizing Health Policy infographic examines the effect of decisions by states in the South to implement or forgo the Affordable Care Act Medicaid expansion. It shows that Southerners are more likely than people living in other parts of the United States to be uninsured. Fact Sheet

Visualizing Income and Assets Among Medicare Beneficiaries: Now and in the Future

Many Medicare beneficiaries live on fixed incomes supplemented by the savings they accumulated during their working years. Their income and accumulation of savings is tied to many life experiences, including their education, health status, marital status, number of work years, household income, periods of unemployment, investments, years of home ownership, access to employer retirement benefits, inheritance, other financial supports, and various economic factors. Fact Sheet

What is a "Health Disparity"?- By Olivia Carter-Pokras and Claudia Baquet

With the Launch of Healthy People 2010 in January 2000, the Department of Health and Human Services(DHHS) committed the nation to an overarching goal, to "eliminate health disparities." Like the preceding Healthy People 2000 initiative, Healthy people 2010 outlines a comprehensive disease prevention and health promotion agenda. Article

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Visualizing Health Policy: Understanding the Effect of Medicaid Expansion Decisions in the South

This Visualizing Health Policy infographic examines the effect of decisions by states in the South to implement or forgo the Affordable Care Act Medicaid expansion. It shows that Southerners are more likely than people living in other parts of the United States to be uninsured;

Visualizing Income and Assets Among Medicare Beneficiaries: Now and in the Future

Many Medicare beneficiaries live on fixed incomes supplemented by the savings they accumulated during their working years. Their income and accumulation of savings is tied to many life experiences, including their education, health status, marital status, number of work years, household income, periods of unemployment, investments, years of homeownership, access to employer retirement benefits, inheritance, other financial supports, and various economic factors.

What is a "Health Disparity"?- By Olivia Carter-Pokras and Claudia Baquet

With the Launch of Healthy People 2010 in January 2000, the Department of Helath and Human Services(DHHS) committed the nation to an overarching goal, to "eliminate health disparities." Like the preceding Healthy People 2000 initiative, Healthy people 2010 outlines a comprehensive disease prevention and health promotion agenda.
We propose a framework for health care reform that focuses on supporting person-centered care. With continued innovation toward more personalized care, this is the best way to improve care and health while also bending the curve of health care cost growth