The following is a list of key health disparities publications and reports from various agencies within the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. In addition, relevant publications from The National Academies are also included.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 2007 National Healthcare Disparities Report. Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; February 2008. http://archive.ahrq.gov/qual/nhdr07/nhdr07.pdf (PDF, 5.9MB).
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 2008 Healthcare Quality Report. Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; March 2009.
http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/nhqr08/nhqr08.pdf (PDF, 2.42MB).
National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics. Eliminating Health Disparities: Strengthening Data on Race, Ethnicity, and Primary Language in the United States. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services; 2005. http://www.ncvhs.hhs.gov/051107rpt.pdf (PDF 376 KB).
Smedley BD, Stith AY, Nelson AR (eds). (2003). Committee on Understanding and Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care. Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care. National Academies Press, Washington, DC. www.iom.edu/Reports/2002/Unequal-Treatment-Confronting-Racial-and-Ethnic-Disparities-in-Health-Care.aspx.
Thomson GE, Mitchell F, Williams M (eds). (2006). Committee on the Review and Assessment of the NIH's Strategic Research Plan and Budget to Reduce and Ultimately Eliminate Health Disparities. Examining the Health Disparities Research Plan of the National Institutes of Health: Unfinished Business. Washington, DC, National Academies Press. www.iom.edu/Reports/2006/Examining-the-Health-Disparities-Research-Plan-of-the-National-Institutes-of-Health-Unfinished-Business.aspx.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Report of the Secretary's Task Force on Black and Minority Health. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1985.
Ver Ploeg M. & Perrin E. (eds). (2004). Panel on DHHS Collection of Race and Ethnic Data. Eliminating health disparities: Measurement and data needs: Critical perspectives. National Research Council of the National Academies, Washington, DC, National Academies Press. www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=10979.