Minority Health

AHRQ's fact sheets about minority health

AHRQ-Funded Research on Health Care for Asian Americans/Pacific Islands

This fact sheet summarizes ongoing and completed research projects focused on health care for Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

Excellence Centers to Eliminate Ethnic/Racial Disparities (EXCEED)

The health of Americans has improved over the past few decades, but not all Americans have benefited equally. Many ethnic and racial groups have not shared in the advances in health outcomes and health care. To understand the causes and factors of these inequalities, AHRQ has awarded grants to nine Excellence Centers To Eliminate Ethnic/Racial Disparities (EXCEED). Each center is investigating a different theme in an effort to identify and eliminate the causes of health disparities.

AHRQ Resources for Research

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has supported extensive research that has identified and helped explain the reasons for racial and ethnic disparities in health status and health services delivery. Research by AHRQ results in data, tools, and new models to help address issues of access and equity in the Nation's health care system. AHRQ research also facilitates application of sound health services research to patient-centered care.

Grant Awards Relevant to Racial and Ethnic Minority Children, Fiscal Year 2002

In building research relevant to racial and ethnic minority children, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) funded grants focusing on outcomes; quality and patient safety; and cost, use and access—AHRQ's three strategic goals. In addition, AHRQ funded grants for research on capacity building.

New Projects and Activities in Minority Health, Fiscal Year 2002

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is mandated to conduct and support research on health care for ethnic and racial minority and other priority populations. AHRQ's major programs addressing these issues, and examples of projects awarded or begun in Fiscal Year 2002, are summarized.

Minority Health: Recent Findings

This program brief summarizes recent findings (2008-2012) from published articles and other reports sponsored by AHRQ that focus on minority health and disparities reduction.

AHRQ Activities to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care

Program Brief describes AHRQ efforts to address the disparities in racial and ethnic minorities as reflected in the 2008 National Healthcare Disparities Report.

AHRQ Research and Other Activities Relevant to American Indians and Alaska Natives

This program brief summarizes ongoing and recently completed research sponsored by AHRQ to improve health outcomes in indigenous U.S. populations.

New Projects and Activities in Minority Health, Fiscal Year 1999

In building on its research relevant to minority health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) funded grants starting in Fiscal Year 1999 that focus on outcomes and effectiveness; quality measurement and improvement; cost, use, and access; and health services research infrastructure. Select for more online information relevant to Minority Health issues.

Health Care for Minority Women: Recent Findings

This program brief summarizes recent findings (2006-2010) from Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)-supported research on health care for minority women.

Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care

The overall health of the American population has improved over the past few decades, but all Americans have not shared equally in these improvements. Among nonelderly adults, for example, 17 percent of Hispanic, and 16 percent of black Americans report they are in only fair or poor health, compared with 10 percent of white Americans.