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U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, MCH Training Program. 2016. Diversity and cultural competency resources. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 2 pp.

Annotation: This document describes federal activities and resources to support diversity and cultural competency within the maternal and child health (MCH) work force. Topics include agency-wide strategic planning to improve health equity; pipeline training program requirements for collecting data on the race and ethnicity of trainees and faculty and the degree to which programs have incorporated cultural and linguistic competence into policies, guidelines, contracts, and training; and resources to support programs in advancing and sustaining cultural and linguistic competence such as technical assistance, peer mentoring, and collaboration.

Contact: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-2170 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Cultural competence, Cultural diversity, Culturally competent services, Data collection, Ethnic groups, Goals, Health care disparities, Health disparities, Information dissemination, MCH training programs, Measures, Mentors, Peer groups, Program development, Program improvement, Program planning, Race, Technical assistance, Work force

Coalition for Community Schools, Communities in Schools, Strive Together. 2016. Aligning networks to enable every student to thrive. Washington, DC: Institute for Educational Leadership, Coalition for Community Schools, 6 pp.

Annotation: This document describes progress toward educational equity and opportunities to achieve shared goals by aligning assets and expertise across networks, school districts, and communities. Contents include a unifying concept of student-centered education and five principles for driving the work. Topics include trusting relationships, cross-sector partnerships, purposeful engagement, actionable data, and shared accountability.

Contact: Institute for Educational Leadership, Coalition for Community Schools, 4301 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 100, Washington, DC 20008-2304, Telephone: (202) 822-8405 X111 Fax: (202) 872-4050 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Accountability, Barriers, Collaboration, Community action, Data, Education, Equal opportunities, Ethnic groups, Networking, Policy development, Poverty, Public private partnerships, Race, Social support, Trust

Annie E. Casey Foundation, Kids Count. 2014. Race for results: Building a path to opportunity for all children. Baltimore, MD: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Kids Count, 32 pp. (KIDS COUNT policy report)

Annotation: This report explores the intersection of children, race, and opportunity. Features include the Race for Results index, which compares how children are progressing on key milestones across racial and ethnic groups at the national and state levels. Topics include 12 indicators that measure a child's success in each stage of life, from birth to adulthood, in the areas of early childhood; education and early work; family supports; and neighborhood context. Policy recommendations are included.

Contact: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Kids Count, 701 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, Telephone: (410) 547-6600 Fax: (410) 547-6624 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Education, Ethnic groups, Family support, Infants, Measures, Neighborhoods, Policy development, Race, Racial groups, Work force, Young children

Calanan R, Juhl A, Mauritson K. 2012. The Basic Screening Survey: Children's oral health screening in Colorado, 2011–2012. Denver, CO: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Oral Health Unit, 25 pp.

Annotation: This report discusses a statewide oral health screening survey of students in kindergarten and third grade enrolled in Colorado's public elementary schools in 2011–2012. In addition to presenting key findings, the report discusses screening methods and provides detailed results. Results include information about burden among students in third grade, burden by age, burden by school socioeconomic status, burden by race and ethnicity, burden by sex, trends in results of oral health screening; and Healthy People 2020 objectives. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Oral Health Unit, 4300 Cherry Creek Drive, South, Denver, CO 80246, Telephone: (303) 692-2000 Secondary Telephone: (800) 886-7689 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: State surveys, Age factors, Child health, Colorado, Ethnic factors, Healthy People 2020, Oral health, Race factors, Research, School age children, Sex factors, Socioeconomic factors, Surveys, Trends

U.S. Office of Minority Health. 2011. Data collection standards for race, ethnicity, primary language, sex, and disability status. Rockville, MD: U.S. Office of Minority Health,

Annotation: This resource presents data collection standards for measures used in national population health surveys sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where respondents either self-report information or a knowledgeable person responds for all members of a household. The measures include race, ethnicity, sex, primary language and disability status, as required by Section 4302 of the Affordable Care Act. An explanation of the standards and a fact are also available from the website.

Contact: U.S. Office of Minority Health, The Tower Building, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 600, Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone: (240) 453-2882 Secondary Telephone: (240) 453-2883 Fax: (240) 453-2883 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Data collection, Disabilities, Ethnic groups, Language, Race, Sex characteristics, Standards

Hofrichter R, ed. 2006. Tackling health inequities through public health practice: A handbook for action. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 252 pp.

Annotation: This book, which is intended for local health departments (LHDs), provides ideas and examples for how LHDs can strengthen their ability to influence the root causes of health inequities. The purposes of the book are to (1) provide a conceptual framework, raise questions, and spur thought for exploring the nature and causes of health inequity and what to do about them and (2) offer a knowledge base, resources, case studies, and suggestions that can help reduce inequities. The book is divided into two main parts. Part 1 presents introductory material, and part 2 provides examples of successessful practices across the country. The book includes six appendices that offer exercises, selected resources and references, and articles on such topics as measuring health equity, communications, and how social injustice becomes embodied in differential disease and mortality rates.

Contact: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 1100 17th Street, N.W., Seventh Floor, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 783-5550 Fax: (202) 783-1583 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Case studies, Ethnic factors, Health, Income factors, Local government, Local programs, Low income groups, Public health, Race factors, Social factors

Kass BL, Weinick RM, Monheit AC. 1999. Racial and ethnic differences in health: 1996. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, 26 pp. (MEPS chartbook; no. 2)

Annotation: This report presents estimates of health insurance coverage, access to health care, and health status for Hispanic, black, and white Americans. The estimates are drawn from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS). Graphs and charts illustrate the main points of the presentation.

Contact: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 427-1104 Secondary Telephone: (301) 427-1364 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Blacks, Ethnic groups, Health insurance, Health status, Hispanic Americans, Race, minority groups

National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health. 1998. PIC briefing book: Racial and ethnic health disparities in maternal and child health. Arlington, VA: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, ca. 300 pp.

Annotation: This loose-leaf binder is a collection of articles and reports on health disparities faced by minority children and families. It addresses the priority areas selected by the Initiative to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health and suggests roles for the maternal and child health community in this effort. The contents discuss current U.S. Department of Health and Human Services initiatives; race, ethnicity, and pregnancy outcomes; the health status of minority children; access to care; health disparities for adolescents; cultural competence; race and ethnicity data; and the history and future of health care for minority children and families. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: Web Site: Available for loan. Document Number: HRSA Info. Ctr. MCH.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescent health services, Child health, Cultural sensitivity, Culturally competent services, Data, Department of Health and Human Services, Ethnic factors, Families, Health status, Initiative to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health, MCH programs, Minority health, Pregnancy outcome, Race

Council of Economic Advisers. 1998. Changing America: Indicators of social and economic well-being by race and Hispanic origin. [Washington, DC]: Council of Economic Advisers; for sale by U.S. Government Printing Office, 74 pp.

Annotation: This chart book is intended to document current differences in well-being by race and Hispanic origin and to describe how such differences have evolved over the past several decades. The book is designed to educate Americans about the facts surrounding the issue of race in America. The charts show key indicators of well-being in seven broad categories: population, education, labor markets, economic status, health, crime and criminal justice, and housing and neighborhoods. This information is provided to be used as a benchmark for measuring future progress and can highlight priority areas for reducing disparities in well-being across racial and ethnic groups. The indicators in the charts were selected on the basis of their importance for economic well-being, as well as the quality and availability of data. The appendix indicates how to access additional information on these topics from federal government agencies.

Contact: U.S. Government Publishing Office, 732 North Capitol Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20401, Telephone: (202) 512-1800 Secondary Telephone: (866) 512-1800 Fax: (202) 512-2104 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 0-16-049616-0.

Keywords: Benchmarking, Bibliographies, Crime, Economics, Education, Health status, Housing, Minority groups, Population dynamics, Race, Racial factors, Socioeconomic factors, Statistics, United States, World Wide Web

Rothenberg PS. 1995. Race, class, and gender in the United States: An integrated study. (3rd ed.). New York, NY: St. Martin's Press, 512 pp.

Annotation: This textbook is a collection of essays, poetry, personal reflections, and case histories on racism and sexism in the United States. Sections focus on the legal issues, socioeconomic factors, and cultural stereotypes that perpetuate discrimination in this country.

Contact: St. Martin's Press, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010, Telephone: (646) 307-5151 Contact Phone: (800) 221-7945, ext. 346 Fax: (212) 674-6132 Web Site: $19.00. Document Number: ISBN 0-312-09652-6.

Keywords: Gender bias, Legal issues, Legislation, Race, Social factors, Textbooks

Langton PA, ed. 1995. The challenge of participatory research: Preventing alcohol-related problems in ethnic communities. Rockville, MD: U.S. Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, 459 pp. (CSAP cultural competence series; 3)

Annotation: These are the proceedings of a meeting of a working group, Alcohol Abuse Prevention Research in Ethnic Communities, which meet May 18-19, 1992; it was sponsored by the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The meeting emphasized communications between prevention researchers, service professionals, and others promoting prevention activities. Individual papers cover these topics: cultural issues in community-based research, conceptual and methodological issues, and alcohol prevention research in ethnic and racial communities. Groups covered in the last category include American Indians and Alaskan Natives, Hispanics, African and Black Americans, and Asian and Pacific Island Americans. A final section focuses on framing the future research agenda.

Keywords: Alcohol abuse, American Indians, Blacks, Culturally competent services, Ethnic groups, Hispanic Americans, Prevention programs, Program evaluation, Race, Research

Health Insurance Association of America. 1994-. Sourcebook of health insurance data. Washington, DC: Health Insurance Association of America, annual.

Annotation: This annual compilation of health insurance data focuses on managed care programs, medical care costs, hospital utilization, and morbidity and mortality statistics. The sources for this book are the Health Insurance Association of America's annual survey along with reports from insurance companies, government agencies, hospital and medical associations, and private research companies. Tables depict interrelationships between medical costs and the Consumer Price Index, physician fees, and the Gross National Product. The report includes figures on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, workplace injuries, childbirth costs, transplant procedures, and AIDS-related expenditures. Hospital utilization statistics such as discharge rates, length of stay, and uncompensated care expenditures include data for community hospitals. A historical overview of the health insurance industry and health maintenance organizations is included along with a chronological listing of industry-related facts.

Keywords: AIDS, Age factors, Costs, Employers, Gender, Health care financing, Health insurance, Health maintenance organizations, History, Hospitals, Injuries, Managed care, Marital status, Medicaid, Medicare, Mental disorders, Mortality, Race, Services, Socioeconomic factors, Statistics, Substance abuse, Surveys, Trends, Uninsured persons

Rode P. 1994. Resiliency and risk among young people of color. St. Paul, MN: Urban Coalition, 30 pp.

Annotation: This report uses data derived from the University of Minnesota's Adolescent Health Survey taken in Minneapolis and St. Paul to explore resiliency among adolescents of differing racial and ethnic groups. The report includes an introduction, which considers the problems to which the adolescents are exposed; presents a detailed look at their responses to emotional stress, delinquency, and the risk of suicide; and provides a context for developing policies to ensure social change. Appendices contain the survey questions used to collect data on emotional stress and the survey results for the various racial and ethnic groups considered. The report was the result of a collaboration between the Urban Coalition and the University of Minnesota, Adolescent Health Program. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Urban Coalition, 2610 University Avenue West, Suite 201, Saint Paul, MN 55114, Telephone: (612) 348-8550 Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Emotional development, Ethnic groups, Juvenile delinquency, Policy development, Race, Resilience, Risk factors, Social development, Sociocultural factors, Suicide

Teitelbaum MA. 1994. The health insurance crisis for America's children. Washington, DC: Children's Defense Fund, 30 pp.

Annotation: This report examines the status of health insurance for children and describes trends in coverage. Figures are provided for the estimated number of uninsured children by state, the projected percentage of children with employment-related insurance by the year 2000, and coverage by race, employment, family status, and income level. Data from the Current Population Survey and the National Medical Expenditure Survey are used in the report.

Contact: Children's Defense Fund, 25 E Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 628-8787 Secondary Telephone: (800) 233-1200 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Employment, Health insurance, Medicaid, Poverty, Race, Statistics, Surveys, Trends, Uninsured persons

David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Center for the Future of Children. 1994. Critical health issues for children and youth. Los Altos, CA: David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Center for the Future of Children, 144 pp. (The future of children; v. 4, no. 3, Winter 1994)

Annotation: This issue of "The Future of Children" contains articles on the following topics: violence and youth; the changing American family and implications for health insurance and for the use of ambulatory care services; the health of Latino children; HIV/AIDS in adolescents; involuntary smoking; standards for pediatric health insurance; and race and ethnicity of children in the United States.

Contact: David and Lucile Packard Foundation, 343 Second Street, Los Altos, CA 94022, Telephone: (650) 948-7658 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: AIDS, Adolescent health, Child health, Ethnic groups, Families, HIV, Health insurance, Hispanic Americans, Passive smoking, Primary care, Race, Violence

U.S. General Accounting Office. 1994. Families on welfare: Teenage mothers least likely to become self-sufficient. Washington, DC: U.S. General Accounting Office, 36 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information on mothers receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children between 1976 and 1992 who gave birth as adolescents. It describes the background and methodology of the study and presents the results in brief. An appendix includes tables and figures related to the study. Findings are given regarding these mothers' educational attainment, the size of their families, their marital status, and their racial and ethnic composition; and the report considers their employment and earnings capabilities.

Contact: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 441 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20548, Telephone: (202) 512-3000 Secondary Telephone: E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: GAO/HEHS-94-115.

Keywords: Adolescent mothers, Educational attainment, Ethnic groups, Families, Family income, Family size, Federal programs, Marital status, Race, Statistics, Welfare programs, Welfare services

Orlandi MO, Western R, Epstein LG, eds. 1992. Cultural competence for evaluators: A guide for alcohol and other drug abuse prevention practitioners working with ethnic/racial communities. Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Substance Abuse Prevention, 299 pp. (OSAP cultural competence series; 1)

Annotation: This manual is designed to advance scientific study and evaluation of community alcohol and other drug abuse prevention approaches within the multicultural context of the United States. It examines the issue of cultural competence for program evaluators as it relates to African American, Hispanic, American Indian, Alaska Native, and Asian/Pacific Islander-American community groups. This manual is intended to increase understanding of America's diverse ethnic heritage, both its risk factors and the cultural factors that contribute to cultural resiliency. A glossary of key terms is provided.

Keywords: Alcohol abuse, American Indians, Blacks, Culturally competent services, Ethnic groups, Hispanic Americans, Injury prevention, Prevention programs, Program evaluation, Race, Substance abuse

Oyemade UJ, Brandon-Monye D, eds. 1990. Ecology of alcohol and other drug use: Helping black high-risk youth. Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Substance Abuse Prevention, 228 pp. (OSAP prevention monograph; 7)

Annotation: This report presents the proceedings of a conference sponsored by Howard University's School of Human Ecology in October, 1987. The conference provided a forum for sharing information with the goal of formulating a model for primary prevention focusing on Black high-risk youth. The forum presentations included practitioners, law enforcement officers, representatives of the pharmaceutical industry, civic organizations and housing cooperatives, and Federal policymakers. Chapter topics include: innovative approaches developed for high-risk youth, coalition building, and strategy development at the community level.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescents, Alcohol use, Drug use, High risk populations, Intervention, Primary prevention, Race, Socioeconomic status, Substance abuse, Urban population

Colins JG. 1990. Types of injuries by selected characteristics: United States, 1985-87. Hyattsville, MD:National Center for Health Statistics, 68 pp. (Vital and health statistics: Series 10, Data from the national health survey; no. 175)

Annotation: This report cites estimates of the number of injuries, by type of injury, presented by age, gender, race, geographic region, place of residence, class of injuries, place of injuries, and other socioeconomic and health variables. The numbers of days of restricted activity and bed disability due to injuries, by gender and type of injury, are also included.

Contact: National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3311 Toledo Road, Room 5419, Hyattsville, MD 20782, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 Fax: (301) 458-4020 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Age factors, Burns, Data, Eye injuries, Fractures, Gender, Head injuries, Morbidity, Mortality, Poisoning, Race, Socioeconomic status, Statistics, Vital statistics

Jones DJ. 1989. Racially motivated violence: An empirical study of a growing social problem. Washington, DC: National Urban League, 30 pp. (Discussion paper series; no. 1)

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.