Health Care Innovations for Hispanic Populations

Health Care Innovations for Hispanic Populations Wednesday, October 21, 2015

This issue of the Innovations Exchange is the first in a new monthly series focused on health care disparities experienced by different racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups in the U.S. population.

Each year since 2003, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has produced the National Healthcare Quality Report and the National Healthcare Disparities Report. Beginning with the 2014 reports, findings on health care quality and health care disparities are integrated into a single document. The new National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (QDR) provides a comprehensive overview of the quality of care received by the general U.S. population and health care disparities. Detailed information on individual measures and specific populations is available through a new monthly series of chartbooks.

In October 2015, AHRQ released the Chartbook for Hispanic Health Care, which includes a summary of trends across measures of Hispanic health care from the QDR and figures illustrating select measures of Hispanic health care.

The Innovations Exchange collection contains many Innovation Profiles and QualityTools specific to Hispanic populations on a range of health care topics, including disease prevention, access to care, and chronic conditions such as asthma and diabetes. This issue features a selection of content that can help address disparities in Hispanic health care.

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