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Understanding disparities in health care access--and reducing them--through a focus on public health.
Health Aff (Millwood). 2011 Oct; 30(10):1844-51.HA

Abstract

Attempts to explain disparities in access to health care faced by racial and ethnic minorities and other underserved populations often focus on individual-level factors such as demographics, personal health beliefs, and health insurance status. This article proposes an examination of these disparities-and an effort to redress them-through the lens of public health. Public health agencies can link people to needed services such as immunizations, testing, and treatment; ensure the availability of health care; ensure the competency of the public health and personal health care workforce; and evaluate the effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based services. Approaching disparities through a public health framework can provide the foundation for developing more robust evidence to inform additional policies for improving access and reducing disparities.

Authors+Show Affiliations

RAND Corporation, in Santa Monica, California, USA. derose@rand.orgNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21976325

Citation

Derose, Kathryn Pitkin, et al. "Understanding Disparities in Health Care Access--and Reducing Them--through a Focus On Public Health." Health Affairs (Project Hope), vol. 30, no. 10, 2011, pp. 1844-51.
Derose KP, Gresenz CR, Ringel JS. Understanding disparities in health care access--and reducing them--through a focus on public health. Health Aff (Millwood). 2011;30(10):1844-51.
Derose, K. P., Gresenz, C. R., & Ringel, J. S. (2011). Understanding disparities in health care access--and reducing them--through a focus on public health. Health Affairs (Project Hope), 30(10), 1844-51. https://doi.org/10.1377/hlthaff.2011.0644
Derose KP, Gresenz CR, Ringel JS. Understanding Disparities in Health Care Access--and Reducing Them--through a Focus On Public Health. Health Aff (Millwood). 2011;30(10):1844-51. PubMed PMID: 21976325.
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