Terms to Know
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).
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).
The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of members of minority groups (MeSH Controlled Vocabulary, 2008).
Upcoming Health Disparities Conference
Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 to Friday, Apr 26, 2013: Project Intersect: Health Disparities Research at the Intersection of Race, Ethnicity and DisabilityThis conference is intended to bring together researchers, advocates, and policymakers in racial and ethnic disparities and disability-related disparities to learn about barriers to health care and health promotion, share their work, and discuss prioritie
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
Diversity Awareness Self-Assessment
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