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Race, Ethnicity & Medical Care: A Survey of Public Perceptions and Experiences

Toplines This is a copy of the results of a telephone survey conducted on a random, national sample of nearly 4,000 African American, Latino and white adults, 18 years of age and older. The questions were designed to reveal what each respondent believed about the impact of race and ethnicity…

Latinos and HIV/AIDS

Latinos in the United States continue to be impacted by HIV/AIDS, having higher rates of both new HIV infections and people living with HIV disease than their white counterparts.1,2,3,4  Latino youth and gay and bisexual men have been particularly affected, and the epidemic’s impact varies across…

Los Latinos y el VIH/SIDA

Latinos and HIV/AIDS (Spanish version)This fact sheet provides an overview of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States as it has affected Latinos, including information on the disproportionate impact of HIV/AIDS on the Latino community and a current case profile. It is available in English and Spanish.Fact Sheet:

Race, Ethnicity and Medical Care: Improving Access in a Diverse Society

In an effort to address the racial inequities in health care that exist today, the Kaiser Family Foundation brought together leading public and private sector policymakers — including health professionals, educators, civil rights leaders, and consumer organizations — to review the evidence and race and medical care and discuss what can be done to address inequities in care.

Survey of Asians in the Bay Area

Survey of Asians In the Bay Area This survey explores the attitudes and experiences of the Asian community in the Bay Area, which has the largest Asian population in the country. The Kaiser Family Foundation and San Jose Mercury News collaborated on the survey.The Bay Area is home to the…

A Synthesis of the Literature: Racial & Ethnic Differences in Access to Medical Care

This document summarizes a literature review on the subject from 1985-1999. Research topics addressed in the report include racial disparities in heart disease and stroke, cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, mental health, and maternal and child health. Sentinel articles are identified and tabled in an appendix. Report

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Access to Health Insurance and Health Care

Racial and ethnic groups in the United States continue to experience major differences in health status compared to the majority white population. Although many factors affect health status, the lack of health insurance and other barriers to obtaining health services markedly diminish minorities’ use of both preventive services and medical…

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