NHS Health Scotland has just published the second annual report of the Scottish Health and Ethnicity Research Strategy Steering (SHERSS) group, written by my predecessor, Laurence Gruer. It highlights the considerable progress made during 2012 in implementing the recommendations of the 2009 report Health in our Multi-ethnic Scotland
Edinburgh Ethnicity and Health Research Group (EEHRG)
Welcome to the 2013 edition of the Edinburgh Ethnicity and Health Research Group (EEHRG) newsletter. This year sees the 10th anniversary of the founding of our research group. To celebrate this land-mark, in this issue we share the exciting multidisciplinary work recently completed by our members in the area of cardiovascular disease and diabetes research.
According to a Commonwealth Fund–supported study in Health Affairs, patients at a large care delivery system in Minnesota who were identified as the most "activated" ,--that is, participated in treatment decisions and took part in managing their own care--had significantly lower costs than those who were the least activated.
Two generations after the end of legal discrimination, race still ignites political debates — over Civil War flags, for example, or police profiling. But the wider public discussion of race relations seems muted by a full-employment economy and by a sense, particularly among many whites, that the time of large social remedies is past.
Healthy Roads has updated blood thinner info in a nine part series (English and Spanish). This update reflects the fact that, in addition to Coumadin (Warfarin), several other oral anticoagulants have been FDA approved. These free patient education materials are available in English and Spanish in several formats (web-video, iPod video and handouts).
The 13th edition of Cultural Competence Matters has been published. This issue highlights the main findings of the White Paper which demonstrates why health care reform in New York State must include culturally competent care and discusses ways in which cultural competence can be infused in the State’s newly emerging care delivery models.
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