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Minority Health and Health Disparities   Tags: health disparities, healthcare disparities, minority health  

A guide to minority health and health disparities research.
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot
Call Number: WO 690 S628i 2010
ISBN: 1400052173


Terms to Know

Health Disparity
A decline in a dynamic state or condition of physical and psychological wellbeing for one individual or group compared with another that is not a result of individual physiologic variance (Fink, 2009).

Healthcare Disparities
Difference in access to or availability of medical facilities and services (MeSH Controlled Vocabulary, 2008).

Health Status Disparities
Variation in the rates of disease occurance and disabilities between socioeconomic and/or geographically defined population groups (MeSH controlled Vocabulary, 2008).

Minority Health
The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of members of minority groups (MeSH Controlled Vocabulary, 2008).








Welcome researchers! This pathfinder highlights a few basic resources for conducting minority health and health disparities research at KUMC. Please contact us with any questions or information needs! We're here to help.


Health Disparities In Context



Fink, A. M. (2009). Toward a new definition of health disparity: a concept analysis. Journal of Transcultural Nursing: Official Journal of the Transcultural Nursing Society / Transcultural Nursing Society, 20(4), 349-357. doi:10.1177/1043659609340802

Diversity Awareness Self-Assessment

  • Cultural Competence Helath Practitioner Self-Assessment (CCHPA)
    Recognizing that we all possess biases, some of which we may not be fully aware, the ANA Diversity Awareness Project has been granted permission by the Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence, to connect professional nurses to their online self-assessment module.

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