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Health disparities & SDOH resources

Browse curated links and resources from top institutional leaders in healthcare

The following resources are suggested by the AOA’s Bureau of Osteopathic Research and Public Health for additional information on health disparities and social determinants of health (SDOH).

Health disparities resources

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

  • 2019 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report
    Learn about the progress and opportunities for improving healthcare quality and reducing healthcare disparities. Chartbooks on topics including access to care, patient safety and healthy living provide more detailed information. In addition, downloadable slides are available for presentations.
  • Priority Populations
    Find information regarding delivery of care for low-income individuals, minority groups, women, children, the elderly and individuals with special health care needs.
  • AHRQ Data Highlight Inequities Related to COVID-19 Hospitalizations and How Vaccination Prioritization May Affect Equity

National Institutes of Health

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the nation’s premier medical research agency. NIMHD’s work touches the lives of millions of Americans burdened by disparities in health status and health care delivery, including racial and ethnic minority groups, rural populations, populations with low socioeconomic status and other population groups.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Office of Minority Health – Think Cultural Health

Find information, continuing education opportunities, resources and more for health and health care professionals to learn about culturally and linguistically appropriate services, or CLAS. Launched in 2004, Think Cultural Health is sponsored by the Office of Minority Health.

National Academy of Medicine

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Administration

Additional Publications

Social determinants of health resources

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

  • Social Determinants of Health: Know what Affects Health
    Find CDC resources for SDOH data, research, tools for action, programs and policy. All materials are for use by professionals in public health, community organizations, research organizations and health care systems to assess SDOH and improve community well-being.

Healthy People

  • Healthy People 2030
    One of Healthy People 2030’s overarching goals is specifically related to SDOH: Create social, physical and economic environments that promote attaining the full potential for health and well-being for all. In line with this goal, Healthy People 2030 features many objectives related to SDOH. These objectives highlight the importance of “upstream” factors, usually unrelated to health care delivery, in improving health and reducing health disparities.
  • Healthy People 2020
    The Social Determinants of Health topic area within Healthy People 2020 is designed to identify ways to create social and physical environments that promote good health for all.

Rural Health Information Hub

Screening tools for social determinants of health

National Association of Community Health Centers

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Accountable Health Communities

Additional tools

Background information on social determinants of health

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