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Utah Government Health-Information
US Government Health-Related Information Sources
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Refugee Health Profiles
Available refugee health profiles include: Bhutanese Refugees; Burmese Refugees; Central American Refugees; Congolese Refugees; Iraqi Refugees; Somali Refugees; Syrian Refugees
Health Equity -- Minority Health
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Office of Minority Health
& Health Equity (OMHHE)
Minority Populations - HHS Office of Minority Health
Covers: African Americans; American Indians/Alaska Natives; Asian Americans; Hispanics/Latinos; Native Hawaiians/Other Pacific Islanders.
"The Office of Minority Health (OMH) was created in 1986 and is one of the most significant outcomes of the 1985 Secretary's Task Force Report on Black and Minority Health. The Office is dedicated to improving the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will help eliminate health disparities. OMH was reauthorized by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-148)."
National Insitute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
NIMHD’s mission is to lead scientific research to improve minority health and reduce health disparities.
Health Disparities Data Portal - National Insitute on Minority Health & Health Disparities
Data Portal characterizes the health disparities burden in a standardized manner to motivate action, integrate surveillance into public health planning, characterize areas and demographic groups, and expose health disparities. The focus is on diseases with evidence based control interventions. Interactive graphics and maps provide support for deciding where to focus public health efforts.
National Healthcare Quality & Disparities Reports - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), provides data on diseases, maternal and child health, mental health and substance abuse, lifestyle modification. etc. Also provides information on patient safety, patient centeredness, and timeliness of care.
National Institutes of Health
NIH’s mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability.
Native Voices: Native Peoples' Concepts of Health and Illness
" ...explores diverse Native Peoples’ concepts of health and illness, past and present."
Government Reports and Publications:
Health, United States 2019
Health, United States is an annual report on trends in health statistics.
Healthy People 2030
Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. For 4 decades, Healthy People has established benchmarks and monitored progress over time. For the next ten years, the Healthy People initiative will have an "increased focus on health equity, social determinants of health, and health literacy — with a new focus on well-being."
Statistical Abstracts Series
From the US Census Bureau. These reports ended in 2011.
Information for Patients:
Trusted health information for you.
From the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health, MEDLINEplus is for anyone with a medical question- both health professionals and consumers.
Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Advancing Health Equity: Leading Care, Payment, and Systems Transformation
From the University of Chicago and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
National Academy of Medicine
Our mission: To improve health for all by advancing science, accelerating health equity, and providing independent, authoritative, and trusted advice nationally and globally.
RAND advances understanding of health and health behaviors, and examines how the organization and financing of care affect costs, quality, and access. Our body of research includes innovative studies of health insurance, health care reform, and health information technology, as well as obesity, substance abuse, and PTSD. RAND findings also help inform policies that aim to improve the health of seniors and the care they receive.
Cultural Orientation Resource (COR) Center
No longer being updated. Archived information (2000-2015) on refugee populations from Afghanistan, Bhutan, Bosnia, Burma, Congo, Darfur (region in western Sudan), Hmong, Iraq, Syria, and other areas
Global Health Organizations
World Health Organization
An agency of the United Nations
Global Health: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
We work with partners worldwide to tackle critical problems in five program areas. Our Global Health Division aims to reduce inequities in health by developing new tools and strategies to reduce the burden of infectious disease and the leading causes of child mortality in developing countries.