Health Disparities Research Center

African Americans/Blacks

American Cancer Society (ACS) Facts & Figures for African Americans: These reports estimate the number of new cancer cases and deaths and provide the most recent statistics on cancer incidence, mortality, and five-year relative survival among African Americans. Reports also include sections on cancer risk factors such as tobacco use, physical activity, and use of cancer screening examinations.
http://www.cancer.org/Research/CancerFactsFigures/CancerFactsFiguresforAfricanAmericans/index

Black Women’s Health Imperative: The Black Women's Health Imperative is dedicated to promoting optimum health for Black women across the life span - physically, mentally and spiritually
http://www.blackwomenshealth.org/

Intercultural Cancer Council – African Americans & Cancer Fact Sheet: The ICC promotes policies, programs, partnerships, and research to eliminate the unequal burden of cancer among racial and ethnic minorities and medically underserved populations in the United States and its associated territories.
http://iccnetwork.org/cancerfacts/AfrAmFactSheetRevJune2011Post.pdf

MedlinePlus – African-American Health: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/africanamericanhealth.html

National Black Nurses Association, Inc.: The NBNA mission “is to provide a forum for collective action by African American nurses to investigate, define and determine what the health care needs of African Americans are and to implement change to make available to African Americans and other minorities health care commensurate with that of the larger society.”
http://www.nbna.org/

U.S. Census Bureau – The American Community Survey, Blacks 2004: This report presents a portrait of the Black or African-American population in the United States.
http://www.census.gov/prod/2007pubs/acs-04.pdf

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services – Office of Minority Health: African American Profile
http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/templates/browse.aspx?lvl=2&lvlid=51

 

African American woman

Photo credit: Rhoda Baer

African American family

photo credit: more good foundation

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