Minority health

Current Projects

  • Disparities in Preventive Care by Race and Ethnicity Among Rural Adults
    The purpose of this project is to identify differences in access to and use of preventive care by race and ethnicity among rural residents. Results from this project will identify racial/ethnic disparities that exist within rural communities and may guide targeted interventions to improve equity and increase access to high-quality healthcare for all rural residents.
    Research center: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
    Topics: Health disparities and health equity, Healthcare access, Hispanics, Minority health, Rural statistics and demographics
  • Promotion of Rural Health Research Center Attendance at Cancer-Related Meetings
    This project will promote attendance at cancer-related meetings by Rural Health Research Centers by facilitating the dissemination of information regarding important cancer meetings and handling the travel arrangements for Rural Health Research Center personnel.
    Research center: Rural and Minority Health Research Center
    Topics: Cancer, Minority health
  • Rural Colon and Cervical Cancer Environmental Scan
    Detailed research is needed to provide a complex, textured picture of rural healthcare and the ways in which existing federally supported providers can provide adequate services across the continuum of cancer care from prevention through survivorship.
    Research center: Rural and Minority Health Research Center
    Topics: Cancer, Minority health
  • Social Determinants of Health Among Minority Populations in Rural America
    This project will compile information from the U.S. Census, the Area Health Resource File, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation County Rankings data set into a comprehensive summary of key social determinants of health among rural populations: demographic characteristics, economic characteristics, health facility availability, and selected health outcomes.
    Research center: Rural and Minority Health Research Center
    Topics: American Indians and Alaska Natives, Hispanics, Minority health, Rural statistics and demographics, Social determinants of health