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Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

“The Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse (SSRC) is an initiative of the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE), Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. A strategic part of OPRE’s mission to provide synthesis and dissemination of research and demonstration findings, the SSRC provides researchers, policymakers, and practitioners access to high-quality research focusing on self-sufficiency, employment, and family and child well-being.”

Included in the SSRC is research on access to health care and the relationship between health status and income.

Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse: https://www.opressrc.org/

Health Topic page: http://bit.ly/1FKkcva

Study Finds No Link Between Limited English Proficiency and Increased Risk of Mortality

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality:

“Patients with limited English proficiency have known limitations accessing health care in the United States, including access to hospital care, but those limitations don’t appear to increase the risk of mortality, according to an AHRQ-funded study.”

Citation:

Hines, A.L.; Andrews, R.M.; Moy, E.; Barrett, M.L.; Coffey, R.M. Disparities in Rates of Inpatient Mortality and Adverse Events: Race/Ethnicity and Language as Independent Contributors. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11, 13017-13034.

The full-text article is available via Open Access: http://bit.ly/1I5o4Gq

The Supreme Court Case Challenging The Health Law

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

From Kaiser Health News, here is a helpful analysis of the Affordable Care Act case now before the Supreme Court. Five important points and their potential consequences are detailed here: http://bit.ly/18yX0Th

Beyond 4 Walls and a Roof: Addressing Homelessness Among Transgender Youth

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Center for American Progress has published a new report, Beyond 4 Walls and a Roof: Addressing Homelessness Among Transgender Youth. This report compiles existing research in order to provide an overview of the demographics of transgender homeless youth, their experiences while homeless, and the factors that contribute to homelessness and housing instability among this community.

Beyond 4 Walls and a Roof: http://ampr.gs/1MeZCF4

Study Finds Racial Disparities in Treating Type 1 Diabetes in Children

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

A new study “Racial-Ethnic Disparities in Management and Outcomes Among Children With Type 1 Diabetes,” in the March 2015 issue of Pediatrics (published online Feb. 16), found racial disparities in insulin treatment methods and diabetes outcomes remained even after adjusting for socioeconomic status. To read more on this study go to http://bit.ly/1BlP9Fw

Article: Indoor Environmental Exposures and Exacerbation of Asthma

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Researchers funded by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency have published a review article summarizing known evidence on the link between indoor environmental exposures and exacerbation of asthma. The article is available free full-text from Environmental Health Perspectives.

Citation: Kanchongkittiphon W, Mendell MJ, Gaffin JM, Wang G, Phipatanakul W. 2015. Indoor environmental exposures and exacerbation of asthma: an update to the 2000 review by the Institute of Medicine. Environ Health Perspect 123:6–20; http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1307922

Read the article: http://1.usa.gov/1rXBAs8

NLM Search Hint: Searching for Ebola in PubMed

Friday, November 14th, 2014

From the National Library of Medicine:

The simple PubMed search of:

ebola*

retrieves all citations indexed with any of the Ebola MeSH headings as well as citations that have not yet been indexed but have that root string as a text word. Please be aware that truncation turns off Automatic Term Mapping and explosions in PubMed; however, with this search none of the Ebola MeSH headings have narrower terms at this time in their MeSH hierarchy, so nothing is lost by truncation.

To see the complete NLM Technical Bulletin: http://1.usa.gov/1zUXXki

Population Health Added to PubMed Special Queries

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

The NLM PubMed Special Queries page includes a link to a new MEDLINE/PubMed Population Health search. The Population Health Special Query is a PubMed search of relevant MeSH headings and other text words combined by NLM staff to retrieve citations about health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group. MeSH headings were selected with the assistance of members of the Institute of Medicine Board on Population Health and Public Health staff and a member of the IOM Roundtable on Population Health Improvement.

PubMed: http://1.usa.gov/1x6IM3a
PubMed Population Health Special Query: http://1.usa.gov/1pwMXQS

AAMC Research Update

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Twice monthly, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) posts citations to newly published research articles describing efforts to detect, understand, or reduce health disparities and disparities in care. This resource is an efficient way to stay current and inform your health disparities work: http://bit.ly/1rrz3Fd

Blog from the HHS Office on Women’s Health

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Women’s Health has a blog: http://1.usa.gov/1nRQYmR.  Blog posts highlight important women’s health issues such as breast cancer, affordable health care and domestic violence.  Visit the blog to browse through past posts and also subscribe: http://bit.ly/1AvpJT8.