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2014 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report: Chartbook on Care Coordination

Categories: African Americans,Health/Medical,Hispanics,Income/Poverty,Native Americans,Statistics

http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/2014chartbooks/carecoordination/2014nhqdr-care.pdf

One of the supporting reports associated with the annual National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report, which reports on disparities in health care experienced by different racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups.  This chartbook includes a summary of trends across measures of care coordination from the QDR.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Who Votes? Congressional Elections and the American Electorate: 1978-2014

Categories: African Americans,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Hispanics,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2015/demo/p20-577.pdf

The 2014 congressional election turnout rate of 41.9% was the lowest since federal record keeping began tracking voting and citizenship status in 1978.  This report examines voting patterns by age, race, and Hispanic origin and includes a look at early and absentee voting.  From the Census Bureau

 

A Matter of Equity: Preschool in America

Categories: African Americans,Children,Education,Hispanics,Income/Poverty

http://www2.ed.gov/documents/early-learning/matter-equity-preschool-america.pdf

Outlines the unmet need for high-quality early learning programs in the U.S.  Calls for new investment in preschool programs to help minority and low-income children.  From the U.S. Department of Education

 

Final Interagency Policy Statement Establishing Joint Standards for Assessing the Diversity Policies and Practices of Entities Regulated by the Agencies

Categories: African Americans,Financial Crisis/Markets,Hispanics,Laws/Regulations,Women

https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/06/10/2015-14126/joint-standards-for-assessing-the-diversity-policies-and-practices-of-entities-regulated-by-the

Announces proposed policy for diversity involving women and minorities in management, employment, and business practices.  The statement covers financial agencies regulated by the Dodd-Frank act.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

 

Science and Engineering Degrees, by Race/Ethnicity of Recipients: 2002-12

Categories: African Americans,Education-Higher,Hispanics,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2015/nsf15321/pdf/nsf15321.pdf

Covers degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels.  Also covers degrees awarded in Psychology, Social Sciences and, with lesser detail, Education and Humanities. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Police Reform and Accountability Accomplishments

Categories: African Americans,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Urban Issues

http://www.justice.gov/file/police-reform-and-accountability-fact-sheet/download

Lists accomplishments related to police reform by the Justice Department during the Obama Administration.  Cites 22 investigations and the enforcement of 16 agreements including 10 consent decrees.  From the Justice Department

 

Justice Department Opens Pattern or Practice Investigation into the Baltimore Police Department

Categories: African Americans,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Urban Issues

http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-opens-pattern-or-practice-investigation-baltimore-police-department

Press release announcing Attorney General Lynch’s decision to investigate the Baltimore Police Department’s use of force and its stops, searches and arrests to determine whether there is a pattern or practice of discriminatory policing.   From the Justice Department

 

2014 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report

Categories: African Americans,Headlines,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Hispanics,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqdr14/2014nhqdr.pdf

Beginning with 2014, the previously separate healthcare quality and disparities reports  are integrated into a single document.  Covers the quality of healthcare received by the general population and disparities endured by different racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups.  Finds that disparities were reduced by access to health insurance from the Affordable Care Act.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

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