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The Effects of the Economic Recession on Communities of Color

This issue brief examines some of the challenges associated with employment, daily life and access to health care among racial minorities, who tend to be disproportionately affected by many of the consequences of economic hard times. High unemployment rates, coupled with vast differences in savings and wealth, have left many…

Overview of Health Coverage for Individuals with Limited English Proficiency

This brief provides an overview of the population of people in the United States with limited English proficiency (LEP) and describes their access to health coverage and care. There were 21.1 million such individuals in 2010, accounting for nearly 9 percent of the nonelderly population. Most are Hispanic, Spanish-speaking adults.…

Washington Post/Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard Survey of African-American Men

Washington Post/Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard African-American Men SurveyThe Washington Post, the Kaiser Family Foundation and Harvard University have released a new, comprehensive survey looking at how African-American men view their lives in the United States and their outlook for the future. The survey gauges the views and experiences of African-American men…

Key Health and Health Care Indicators by Race/Ethnicity and State

This updated fact sheet shows variations across states and racial and ethnic groups for six key health and health care indicators. It provides a quick glance at disparities in rates of infant mortality and diabetes-related mortality and AIDS cases in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well…

The Health Status of African American Men in the United States  

The Health Status of African American Men in the United States This fact sheet provides an overview of the health of the nation’s 17.3 million African American men, including mortality rates, health status, insurance coverage and access to care. It also looks at the population’s socioeconomic factors that relate to…

Medicaid’s Role for Black Americans

This fact sheet examines Medicaid’s role for black Americans. It includes data on Medicaid’s coverage of black Americans and the program’s impact on their access to care, as well as the impacts of the recent recession and the coming expansion of Medicaid under health reform on enrollment in Medicaid among…