WEBTREATS: Health Disparities

This list, prepared by the College Resource Center Librarians from other sources, is provided for information only.  Referral to these sites does not imply endorsement of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of either the organization or their contents, expressed views, programs, or political activities.   Further, the College does not endorse any commercial products that may be advertised or available from these organizations or on these websites. This list is not meant to be comprehensive; the exclusion of a site does not reflect the quality of that site.  Please note that sites and URLs are subject to change without warning.   jer 7/19/17


Please also refer to the WEBTREATs on Cultural Competency and Foreign Language Health Information, as many of these sites include relevant information.

American Civil Liberties Union – Women in Prison
This ACLU website has links to information on women in prison, including pregnant women in prison, medical and mental health care, prison conditions, and more.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ): National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

This site from AHRQ includes the full text of the annual National Health Care Disparities Report, which summarizes health care quality and access among various racial, ethnic, and income groups and other populations.

American Correctional Health Services Association
The mission of ACHSA is to be the voice of the correctional health care profession. The website has information on conferences, local chapters, links to resources to other organizations, and position statements, including a statement on the use of shackles on pregnant inmates.

American Medical Association
(AMA) - Eliminating Health Disparities
This website has information on the AMA’s research findings and activities to eliminate health disparities, including the Commission to End Health Care Disparities.

Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP)
CHERP was created by the US Department of Veterans Affairs to reduce disparities in health care among veterans and other populations. The site includes research and publications on health disparities.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Office of Minority Health and Health Equity

This website includes reports and publications on health disparities, links to minority health resources, and information and statistics on racial and ethnic minority populations.

Correctional Association of New York – Women in Prison Project (WIPP)
The WIPP works to create a criminal justice system that protects women’s rights and addresses women’s specific needs. The website has information on women and the criminal justice system, survivors of abuse and incarceration, families and incarceration, and HIV and health care in prison.

Department of Health and Human Services - Office of Minority Health (OMH)
The OMH works to improve the health of racial and ethnic minority populations and to eliminate health disparities. The website includes links to resources on ethnic groups, publications, campaigns and initiatives, and more.

OMH - National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities
This website from the U.S. Office of Minority Health includes information on health disparities and resources for community groups and state agencies.

Equity of Care
This organization’s goal is to eliminate health care disparities and improve quality of care. The website includes a blog and links to resources on disparities and cultural competence.

Hastings Center – Undocumented Patients
This website has information on access to health care for undocumented immigrants, including issue briefs, commentaries, and links to other resources.

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation – Disparities Policy
This website includes general information and publications on health disparities, and information on coverage and access to care.

Intercultural Cancer Council and Caucus
The ICC works to eliminate cancer disparities among racial and ethnic minorities and medically underserved populations. The website includes fact sheets on cancer and various minority groups.

Maternal and Child Health Bureau – Incarcerated Women
The MCHB’s Women’s Health USA website has information, including data and statistics, on incarcerated women.

MedlinePlus – Health Disparities
From the National Library of Medicine, this site includes information on health disparities, including statistics and research, and links to other pages on health in specific population groups.

National Cancer Institute
(NCI) - Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities
The CRCHD conducts research to reduce cancer-related health disparities. The web site includes information on initiatives, research, and diversity training programs. It also includes cancer disparities information for researchers and patients.

National Health Care for the Homeless Council

The National HCH Council works to improve the health of homeless people. The website has information on the organization’s publications, policy, and advocacy. There is also a clinical resources page on health conditions and other health-related issues.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) - National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
The NIMHD promotes minority health and leads the NIH effort to reduce and eliminate health disparities. It includes links to information on NIH health disparities programs.

NIH - Centers for Population Health and Health Disparities
NIH Centers for Population Health and Health Disparities support research to understand and reduce differences in health outcomes, access and care. Links to each center and other resources are also included.

W. Montague Cobb NMA Health Institute

The National Medical Association’s Cobb Institute was established to develop, evaluate, and implement strategies to promote wellness and eliminate health disparities and racism in medicine. The website has information on publications, research opportunities, and initiatives.

Women’s Prison Association

The WPA is a service and advocacy organization for women with criminal justice histories. The website includes information on programs and services, and other resources.



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