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Intervention and Public Policy Pathways to Achieve Health Care Equity

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Department of Interprofessional Education, College of Graduate Health Sciences, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN 38163, USA
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CHEER Health Disparities Center, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN 38163, USA
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Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
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Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
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Department of Economics, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152, USA
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(14), 2465; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16142465
Received: 28 June 2019 / Revised: 30 June 2019 / Accepted: 30 June 2019 / Published: 11 July 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Health Care Equity)
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Abstract

Health care equity reflects an equal opportunity to utilize public health and health care resources in order to maximize one’s health potential. Achieving health care equity necessitates the consideration of both quantity and quality of care, as well as vertical (greater health care use by those with greater needs) and horizontal (equal health care use by those with equal needs) equity. In this paper, we summarize the approaches introduced by authors contributing to this Special Issue and how their work is captured by the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) framework. The paper concludes by pointing out intervention and public policy opportunities for future investigation in order to achieve health care equity. View Full-Text
Keywords: health care equity; NIMHD framework; interventions; public policy health care equity; NIMHD framework; interventions; public policy
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White-Means, S.; Gaskin, D.J.; Osmani, A.R. Intervention and Public Policy Pathways to Achieve Health Care Equity. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 2465.

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