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Perceptions of How Race & Ethnic Background Affect Medical Care

This document is a summary of the findings from twelve separate focus groups conducted to better understand how race and ethnic background affect medical care. Seven of the focus groups were minority American health care consumers and the other five focus groups were largely white health care professionals and hospital administrators.

Race, Ethnicity & Medical Care: A Survey of Public Perceptions and Experiences-1528

Race, Ethnicity & Medical Care: A Survey of Public Perceptions and ExperiencesChart PackThis chartpack includes a number of figures that are based on the results of the survey on perceptions of, experiences with, and attitudes about racial and ethnic disparities in medical care. The toplines of the survey are available…

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

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…

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 dicuss what…

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:

Medicare and Minority Americans

As part of The Faces of Medicare, a collection of fact sheets profiling the characteristics and health needs of different groups of Medicare beneficiaries, provides key facts about Medicare’s racial and ethnic minority population, who will account for one in three Americans 65 and older by 2025. Fact Sheet

Medicare’s Role for Latinos

Medicare’s Role for LatinosFact Sheet: The Medicare Program: Medicare’s Role For Latinos