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Reducing Health Disparities with Improved Data Collection

New Refined Data Standards for Race, Ethnicity, Sex, Primary Language, and Disability Status

The Department of Health and Human Services on Oct. 31, 2011, published final standards for data collection on race, ethnicity, sex, primary language and disability status, as required by Section 4302 of the Affordable Care Act.

Identifying disparities and effectively targeting and […]

The fraud behind the MMR Vaccine Study

Fiona Godlee, editor, BMJ fgodlee@bmj.com

This week we begin a special series of articles by the journalist Brian Deer. It focuses on what may seem a familiar story—the scare linking the MMR vaccine with autism, launched at a press conference in 1998 after the Lancet published a paper […]

Study To Tackle Obesity Epidemic Among People With Disabilities

From DisabilityScoop.com By Michelle Diament December 16, 2010

Researchers are embarking on a first-of-its-kind study looking at obesity among young people with disabilities, aiming to find out why it’s so common and what the ramifications are.

The study will focus on adolescents and adults who have physical and intellectual disabilities, paying particular attention to […]