Senerchia S, ed; Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership; Black Women's Health Imperative; Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan; Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies; National Council of La Raza; and Society for Public Health Education. 2014. Reach for health equity: Racial and ethnic approaches to community health–A look at how six minority-serving national organizations are working to decrease health disparities. Washington, DC: Society for Public Health Education, 71 pp.
Annotation: This document describes the experiences of six national organizations that serve minority communities (MNOs) to design and implement health equity projects that would work towards closing the health disparity gap in at least one of the following racial and ethnic minority groups: African Americans/Black, American Indian/Alaska Native, Latino/Hispanic American, Asian, and Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander. The MNOs focused on reducing disparities in one or more of the following health priority areas: breast and cervical cancer screening and management, cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, tobacco use, and infant mortality. Contents include data on health disparities for racial and ethnic minority groups in the United States, information about collaborative efforts and the impact of collaborative and unique organizational effects, and descriptions of the MNO projects.
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Keywords: Barriers, Breast cancer, Cardiovascular diseases, Cervical cancer, Collaboration, Diabetes mellitus, Disease prevention, Equal opportunities, Ethnic groups, Health status, High risk groups, Infant mortality, Minority health, Public health, Screening, Tobacco use