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Finding Solutions to Health Disparities: At A Glance 2010

Age-Adjusted Death Rates,* United States, 2006

All RacesNon-Hispanic WhitesNon-Hispanic BlacksHispanics

*Per 100,000 population.
Source: National Vital Statistics Reports, National Center for Health Statistics.



African Americans and Hispanics Who Have Had Their Cholesterol Checked*

African Americans
Prevalence (%)
Hispanics Age-Adjusted
Prevalence (%)
National Comparison†
Age-Adjusted Prevalence (%)

*Data are from REACH communities with cardiovascular disease and diabetes projects.
†National comparison data are from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).



REACH U.S. Communities Funded by CDC, Fiscal Year 2010*

Centers of Excellence for the Elimination of Health Disparities

Boston Public Health Commission
Genesee County Health Department
Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, Inc.
Hidalgo Medical Services
Institute for Urban Family Health
Khmer Health Advocates Inc.
Medical University of South Carolina
Morehouse School of Medicine
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York University School of Medicine
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance
Public Health Institute
Regents of University of California-Los Angeles
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center
University of Hawaii
University of Illinois at Chicago

Action Communities

Brooklyn Perinatal Network, Inc.
Center for Community Health, Education & Research
Children Hospital Corporation
To Our Children’s Future with Health, Inc.
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
City of Chicago-Lawndale
Community Health Councils, Inc.
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
Health Visions Midwest, Inc.
Intertribal Council of Michigan
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Northern Arapaho Tribe
Seattle and King County Department of Health
Southeast Chicago Development Commission
Special Service for Groups
University of Arizona
Vernon J. Harris East End Community Health Center
Virginia Commonwealth University
Waianae District Comprehensive Health & Hospital Board
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services
YMCA of the Greater Cleveland
YMCA of the Santa Clara Valley

* CDC currently funds 40 REACH communities


Diabetes Care for Latino Residents Treated at the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center

HbA1c Test Past 6 Months56.0%70.0%
HbA1c Level <715.0%41.9%
LDL Cholesterol <13049.0%61.9%
Diastolic Blood Pressure <8042.0%46.7%
Annual Eye Exam21.6%37.1%
Annual Foot Exam12.2%42.9%
Annual Flu Shot39.2%49.8%
Pneumococcal Shot43.2%64.2%

Source: REACH Latino Health Project.



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