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African-American Health (MedlinePlus)

Helpful information leading causes of death for African-Americans: heart disease, cancer, stroke (per CDC, NCHS 2005), and other health concerns such as diabetes, kidney disease, immunization (e.g. flu shot), infant mortality, HIV, mental health, Lupus. Extensive set of links

Asian-American Health (MedlinePlus)

Helpful information for Americans of Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Asian Indian/Pakistani, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Hmong, or Laotian descent. Top 3 causes of death (2005): Cancer, Heart Disease, and Stroke

Asian-American Health Statistics (CDC)

Tables from Health United States provide breakouts by ethnicity in most cases. See also CDC report: Health Characteristics of the Asian Adult Population: US, 2004-2006 (publication No. 394, 2008). It's an older report than the (2013-2014) tables, but explains things in one report

EthnoMed - Culture-Specific Practices in Health Care

EthnoMed.org contains information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and other related issues pertinent to the health care of recent immigrants to the US. Site has cultural profiles for Cambodian, Chinese, Ethiopian, Hispanic, Hmong, Somali, Vietnamese, Arab and other groups. Addresses health practices during Ramadan. Created by Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington

Hispanic-American Health (MedlinePlus)

Helpful information for Americans of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or Spanish origin. Top 3 causes of death (2004) for Hispanics/Latinos: Heart Disease, Cancer and Accidents/Unintentional Injuries

Native-American Health (MedlinePlus)

Helpful resources for American Indian and Alaska Natives. Over 500 federally recognized tribes. In aggregate, top 3 causes of death (2014): heart disease, cancer and accidents (unintentional injuries). Links to find an Indian Health Service facility

Resources on African American Health and Native Health Information; Spanish Resources

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine provides the resource lists and links for its 2-hour classes. See #3 African American Community Health and #13 Finding Native Health Information Online. Class #3 (4 hours) addresses Spanish Health Information resources for English speaking librarians

Rural Health Concerns (MedlinePlus)

Includes topics such as agriculture health and safety, critical access hospitals, oral health (dentists), EMS ambulance, and many resources from the Rural Health Information Hub

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Racial and Ethnic Disparities in US Health Care - Chartbook 2008 (pdf)

Excellent but dated, comprehensive chartbook by The Commonwealth Fund showing differences by race and ethnicity in health status, life expectancy (mortality), health insurance coverage, access, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, asthma, mental distress, screening tests and much more. Discusses value of Medical Homes. Top notch charts, with most recent available data. Pub. March 2008

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