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ERIC Number: EJ813713
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 70
ISSN: ISSN-1090-1981
National Data for Monitoring and Evaluating Racial and Ethnic Health Inequities: Where Do We Go from Here?
Griffith, Derek M.; Moy, Ernest; Reischl, Thomas M.; Dayton, Elizabeth
Health Education & Behavior, v33 n4 p470-487 2006
The elimination of racial and ethnic health inequities has become a central focus of health education and the national health agenda. The documentation of an increasing gap in life expectancy and other health outcomes suggests the need for more effective strategies to eliminate health inequities, which can be informed by better monitoring and evaluation data. Although the sophistication and volume of health data available have increased dramatically in recent years, this article examines the quality of the current data collected to achieve the goal of eliminating racial and ethnic health inequities. This article explores several key aspects of data to inform addressing inequities including terminology, the role of data, and explanations of the problem. The authors conclude with recommendations for refining data collection to facilitate the elimination of racial and ethnic health inequities and suggest how the Society for Public Health Education can become a more central figure in our national efforts. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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