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Organizations and Agencies

Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF)
"This national advocacy organization is dedicated to promoting policy, program, and research efforts to improve the health and well-being of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islander (AA,NHOPI) communities." Search their Publications database for reports, presentations, fact sheets, briefs, tool kits and other materials with information on general health status and specific disease conditions within these communities.

California Reducing Disparities Project (CDPH)
Includes population reports on African Americans, Latinos, and and Native Americans, with reports on Asian Pacific Islanders and LGBTQ pending. These reports look at mental health issues such as disparities in care, challenges, data, and recommendations for the future.

DiversityRx - Resources for Cross Cultural Health Care (RCCHC)
DiversityRx is a national network of organizations that offer technical assistance and information on linguistic and cultural competence in health care. Their web site also has an annotated listing of study findings with links to the studies when available.

Indian Health Service (IHS)
IHS, an agency of the US Public Health Service, "provides a comprehensive health services delivery system for American Indians and Alaska Natives with opportunity for maximum tribal involvement in developing and managing programs to meet their health needs." Several full text publications are available.

National Alliance for Hispanic Health
The National Alliance for Hispanic Health's mission is "To improve the health of Hispanic communities and work with others to secure health for all. The National Alliance for Hispanic Health is the nationís foremost source of information on Hispanic health and a science-based and community driven advocate for health."

U.S. DHHS. Office of Minority Health
"The mission of OMH is to improve and protect the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will eliminate health disparities." The web site includes data and statistics, training tools and other resources in cultural competency, and more.

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Publications and Databases

To search for journal articles on this topic, use Indexes and Databases. To locate journals, use the Melvyl catalog, or the UC-eLinks Electronic Journals Search.

Atlas of Stroke Mortality: Racial, Ethnic, and Geographic Disparities in the United States (CDC: 2003)
"This Atlas provides an extensive series of national and state maps that show local disparities in stroke death rates for the five largest racial and ethnic groups in the United States. Substantial disparities in the health and economic burden of stroke among racial and ethnic populations have been documented, [as have] substantial geographic disparities in stroke mortality."

Bibliography of Asian Studies (1971-present)
Note: Access limited to UCB faculty, staff, and students.
The Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS) contains records on all subjects pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia published worldwide. Coverage includes articles, monographs (until 1992), conference proceedings, anthologies, and book chapters. Users can search as well as browse by country/region, by subject, or by journal title.

Black Studies Center (Chadwyck-Healey/ProQuest)
Note: Access limited to UCB faculty, staff, and students.
Includes three modules: The Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience which includes interdisciplinary essays on the Black Experience; International Index to Black Periodicals (IIBP), a database covering some 150 scholarly and popular Black Studies journals, many of them in full text; and the full text backfile of the influential black newspaper The Chicago Defender (1910-1975).

California Pan-Ethnic Health Network
CPEHN provides online access to its most current papers on health disparities, cultural competency, and access to health care on its Publications page. The Data and Resources section allows you to searhc for charts, statistics, reports, and related organizations available online with links to the original source of the data. Search here for statistics and data on demographics, health conditions, access to care, and cultural/linguistics. Most searches are customizable by ethnic group and area of the state. CPEHN also has a section on California legislation showing the current status of CPEHS's priority bills.

California's Undocumented Latino Immigrants: A Report on Access to Health Care Services (May 1999)
Survey results from in-person interviews with 533 undocumented Latino immigrants living in the Fresno and Los Angeles counties. The report details their access to health care services, insurance status, health status, and economic circumstances. Adobe Acrobat is required for viewing the report.

CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities Report ó United States, 2011
This collection of 22 analytic essays highlight health disparities by sex, race and ethnicity, income, education, disability status, and other social characteristics in the United States. Released as a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Supplement, the report addresses disparities in health care access, exposure to environmental hazards, mortality, morbidity, behavioral risk factors, disability status, and social determinants of health at the national level.

Chicano Database
Note: Access limited to UCB faculty, staff, and students.
Use the Chicano Database to retrieve records for all types of materials in the areas of Mexican-American topics, and since 1992, materials on other Latino cultures — e.g., Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans, and Central American immigrants. Subject coverage includes art, language, sociology, public policy, economics, history, literature, politics, and law. The database is produced by the Chicano Studies Library, University of California. Coverage includes 1967 to present.

Ethnic NewsWatch (1960 to present)
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The Ethnic NewsWatch database contains news, culture and history from hundreds of publications of the ethnic, minority and native press. Full text articles dating back to 1960 are available. New articles are added each month. Ethnic NewsWatch is searchable in both English and Spanish, with titles in both languages.

HAPI (Hispanic American Periodicals Index) (1970 to present)
Note: Access limited to UCB faculty, staff, and students.
Resource for authoritative, worldwide information about Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean basin, the United States-Mexico border region, and Hispanics in the United States. HAPI indexes journals published throughout the western world.

National Healthcare Disparities Report
This report tracks disparities in both quality of and access to health care in the United States for the general population and for congressionally designated priority populations. The report presents, in chart format, the latest available findings on quality of and access to health care in the general U.S. population and among priority populations. Each year, the report emphasize one of AHRQ's priority populations as a theme.

Native Health Databases
Developed by the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center with funds made available by a contract with the Indian Health Service. The Native Health Research Database (1966 to the present) provides access to bibliographic information pertaining to health and medical issues of the American Indian and Alaska Native and Canadian First Nations populations. Basic and Advanced Search are available. The Native Health History Database covers 1652-1966.

Office of Minority Health Data/Statistics
The task of the Office of Minority Health is to eliminate health disparities through development of health policies and programs. This Office, housed under the US Department of Health and Human Services, advises the Secritary and the Office of Public Health and Science (OPHS) on public health program activities on Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Blacks/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders. Here you can find statistical data on rates of asthma, cancer, diabetes and heart disease in these minority populations. Each minority group has a page with a brief overview and links to the original source of information for the statistical data found here.

Pew Hispanic Center Reports
"A nonpartisan 'fact tank' that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world." Statistical portrait of the Hispanic populations in 2005 based on the American Community Survey results. Demographics include age, education, nativity, fertility, income, living arrangements, occupation, industry, etc.

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Access to Health Insurance and Health Care
"This 2000 report examines health insurance coverage and access to physician services among African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and American Indians and Alaska Natives. By pooling national survey data over two years, information about particular minority subgroups is also provided." From the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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Asian American Health
This guide, produced by the National Library of Medicine, includes information and resources on diseases, behavioral issues, complementary and alternative medicine, health organizations, as well as publications and links to government agencies.

American Indian Health
Another guide, produced by the National Library of Medicine, "is designed to bring together health and medical resources pertinent to the American Indian population including policies, consumer health information, and research. Links are provided here to an assortment of documents, Web sites, databases, and other resources," including information on environmental health and traditional healing.

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