Reducing Health Disparities Among Children

Reducing Health Disparities Among Children Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Low-income, urban, and minority children often have poor access to appropriate health care and experience higher rates of asthma, obesity, and other chronic health conditions. In addition to lack of adequate health insurance, cultural and linguistic barriers prevent many children from receiving equal care.

The featured innovations describe efforts to reduce health disparities among children, including a program that provided culturally competent asthma care to Latino families, a state policy that increased access to Medicaid coverage for uninsured children, and a medical center’s use of text messaging to increase vaccination rates among low-income minority children.

The featured QualityTools present resources and information to help health care providers and other organizations deliver culturally appropriate services and improve care for at-risk children.

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