Organizations & Information

Your place of business can become more accepting to a wider variety of clientele. There are numerous resources and programs to help professionals and organizations identify, reduce, or confront health disparities for their communities and those in their care.

Business Resources

Michigan Behavior Risk Factor Survey

Compiled information from an annual, state level behavioral risk survey of Michigan adults.

Michigan Health Equity Roadmap
US Department of Health and Human Services
Office of Minority Health.
US Department of Health and Human Services
CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities Report
US Department of Health and Human Services

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Healthy People 2030.

US Department of Health and Human Services
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2009: 7th annual report measuring trends in effectiveness of care, patient safety, timeliness of care, patient centeredness, and efficiency of care.
US Department of Health and Human Services

National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities: A comprehensive national stakeholder strategy for ending health disparities.

Annie E. Casey Foundation

Kids Count: National and state by state data on child well-being in the United States.

Health Research and Educational Trust and American Hospital Association
A toolkit for collecting race, ethnicity, and primary language information from patients.
Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center
Data, resources, and programs to support Tribal communities in their efforts to improve health.
Equity of Care

Training resources for promoting cultural competency, data collection, and use and diversity in leadership.

National Alliance on Mental Illness
What Families Want from Primary Care: Information from the NAMI national survey report of families’ experiences in primary care.
American College of Health Care Executives
Promoting cultural competency, data collection and use and diversity in leadership.
Film: Natural Causes

Will Patten et al.; James Beckett, Director. Health disparities in America.

Grand Rapids African American Health Institute

Advocacy and research to promote healthcare parity in the Grand Rapids African American community.

Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce

Call "2-1-1"

By simply dialing 2-1-1, those in need of assistance are referred, and sometimes connected, to appropriate agencies and community organizations.

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