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April-June 2016

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  • Hazardous Industries Head to Declining Neighbourhoods written by Kate Ravilious. Published by Environmental Research Web (14 March 2016). environmentalresearchweb.org/cws/article/news/64321 [15128]

  • The Power to Heal Civil Rights, Medicare, and the Struggle to Transform America's Health Care System written by David Barton Smith. Available at www.amazon.com [15138]

November/December 2015

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July/August 2015

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  • Improving Physical Education and Health in California Public Schools from USC and The City Project. Available at www.cityprojectca.org [14937]

May/June 2015

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  • Amicus Brief in King v. Burwell Supreme Court Case, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, (January 2015, 82 pp.), available at www.apiahf.org [14882]

  • Meeting the Challenges of an Aging Population with Success, a new study from the Kirwan Institute and College of Social Work at Ohio State reports on senior vulnerability, race and poverty. Available at columbusfoundation.org [14869]

  • NAACP Opportunity & Diversity Report Card: The Healthcare Industry, Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, Dawn Chase, and Jason Richardson, (Spring 2015, 44 pp.), NAACP, available at action.naacp.org [14883]

March/April 2015

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  • "Distinguishing the Race-Specific Effects of Income Inequality and Mortality in U.S. Metropolitan Areas" An article detailing racial differences in health outcomes by Amani M. Nuru-Jeter, Chyvette T. Williams, Thomas A. LaVeist, International Journal of Health Services, (Vol. 44 No. 3, 2014). [14802]

  • "Using Civil Rights Tools to Address Health Disparities" A new report from Michael Rodriguez, Marc Brenman, Marianne Engelman Lado, and Robert García at The City Project (2014, 26 pp.) Available at cityprojectca.org [14804]

  • “Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?” is a 7-part doc. series on racial & socioeconomic inequalities in health available at www.unnaturalcauses.org [14838]

November/December 2014

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  • "Preventing Lead Exposure in U.S. Children: A Blueprint for Action" (Oct. 2014), from the Natl. Ctr. for Healthy Housing, is available (no price given) from Rebecca Morley, rmorley@nchh.org [14772]

July/August 2014

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  • "Acute aerobic exercise: an intervention for the selective visual attention and reading comprehension of low-income adolescents," by Michele Tine, (10 pp., June 2014), appeared in 5 Front.Psychol.1, available at http://journal.frontiersin.org/Journal/10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00575/full [14735]

  • "Adolescents with and without Gestational Cociane Exposure: Longitudinal Analysis of Inhibitory Control, Memory and Receptive Language," by Laura M. Betancourt, Wei Yang, Nancy L. Brodsky, Paul R. Gallagher, Elsa K. Malmud, Joan M. Giannetta, Martha J. Farah, Hallam & Hallam Hurt, (24 pp., Jan. 2012) appeared in 33 Neurotoxicol Teratology36, available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3052975/ [14733]

  • "Adolescents with and without Gestational Cociane Exposure: Longitudinal Analysis of Inhibitory Control, Memory and Receptive Language," by Laura M. Betancourt, Wei Yang, Nancy L. Brodsky, Paul R. Gallagher, Elsa K. Malmud, Joan M. Giannetta, Martha J. Farah & Hallam Hurt, (Jan. 2012, 24 pp.) appeared in 33 Neurotoxicol Teratology36, available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3052975/ [14734]

  • Healthy People 2020, released by HHS in 2011, puts forth Leading Health Indicators covering 1200 objectives, grouped into 12 topic areas, in which are a subset of 42 topics (on such issues as diet, preterm births, medical insurance, suicide, etc.) Further inf. and webinar schedule at www.healthypeople.gov/2020/LHI and www.healthypeople.gov/2020/learn [14698]

  • "Housing Subsidies and Pediatric Undernutrition," by Alan Meyers, Deborah Frank, Nicole Roos, Karen Peterson, Virginia Casey & Suzette Levenson, appeared in the Oct. 1995 edition (Vol. 149) of the Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine, pp. 1079-371. [14700]

May/June 2014

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  • "Kids of Migrant Workers Less Healthy" was the conclusion of a study of US & Mexican study of the Farm Worker Family Health Program from 2003-2011, published in the Feb. 2014 issue of The American Journal of Public Health. [14636]

  • "Kids of Migrant Workers Less Healthy" was the conclusion of a study of U.S. & Mexican children served by the Farm Workers Family Health Program from 2003-2011, published in the Feb. 2014 issue of The American Journal of Public Health. [14637]

  • "Moving to Opportunity's Impact on Health and Well-Being Among High-Dosage Particpants," by Shawn Moulton, Laura R. Peck & Keri-Nicole Dillman (31 pp.), appeared in the April 2014 issue (Vol. 24, No. 2) of Housing Policy Debate. [14664]

  • "Peer Support in Health: Evidence in Action, The National Peer Support Collaborative Learnng Network" (51 pp., April 2014) is available at www.nclr.org/images/uploads/publications/PeerSupportInHealthEvidence2Action2014.pdf [14682]

  • "Project to Improve Poor Children's Intellect Led to Better Health, Data Show:" An article in the March 28, 2014 NY Times<, p. A17, with that headline summarizing a rigorous 42-year No. Caarolina , study, details of which were published in the March 27, 2014 issue of Science. [14652]

  • "Project to Improve Poor Children's Intellect Led to Better Health, Data Shows" was the headline in a March 28, 2014 NY Times account (p. A17), summarizing the findings of a rigorous, 42-year No. Carolina study, details of which were published in the March 27, 2014 issue of Science. [14653]

March/April 2014

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  • "Expanding Federal Family and Medical Leave Coverage: Who Benefits from Changes in Eligibility Requrements?," by Helene Jorgensen & Eileen Applebaum (18 pp., Feb. 2014), from the Ctr. for Econ. & Policy Research, is available at www.cepr.net/documents/fmla-eligibility-2014-01.pdf [14598]

  • "Racism-Related Vigilance" is a term used to describe a person's worries about racism.
    The Jan. 2014 American Journal of Public Health reports that a new study, based on data from the Chicago Community Health Study, documents that such persons are more likely to have high blood pressure. [14567]

  • What Do We Know About the Intersection of Welfare and Disability Programs? (2014) is available from MDRC add contact inf [14612]

  • "What's in the ACA for Asian & Pacific Islander American Small Business Owners?" is a 1-pager in the Jan. 2013 issue of American Health Forum, available at www.apiah.org/resources/resources-database/what's-aca-asian-pacific-islander-american-small-business-owners? [14600]

January/February 2014

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  • "Homelessness is a Public Health Issue," by Barbara Poppe, a short Dec. 2013 blog, is available (likely free) from Misha Galley, communications@usich.gov at the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, 1275 First Street NE, Suite 227, Wash., DC, 20002. [14417]

  • "Opportunities and Challenges in the Affordable Care Act for Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders Small Businesses" (16 pp., July 2012), from the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, is available at www.apiahf.org/sites/default/files/PA-brief07-12.pdf [14445]

November/December 2013

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  • Community-Campus Partnerships for Health has a new website: add site [14312]

  • "Is the United States Bad for Children's Health? Risk and Resilience Among Youong Children of Immigrants," by Nancy S. Landale & Marianne M. Hilllemeir is an Oct. 9, 2013 paper from the Migration Policy Inst. Available (no price given) from anya@fcd-us.org [14355]

  • "Is the United States Bad for Children's Health? Risk and Resilience Among Young Children of Immigrants," by Jennifer Van Hook, Nancy S. Landale & Marianne Hillemeier is an Oct. 2013 paper. available (no price given) from The Foundation for Child Development. Contact anya@fcd-us.org. [14356]

  • Roe at Risk: Fighting for Reproductive Justice, produced by the Alliance for Justice, premiered in Wash., DC Oct. 29, 2013. Inf. from alliance=afj.org@mail.salsalabs.net [14342]

  • "The Overlooked Connection between Social Neds and Good Health" (10 pp., Dec. 2011) is available (possibly free) from the Robert Wood Johnson Fdn., Rt. 1 & College Rd. E., PO Box 2316, Princeton, NJ 08543-2319, www.rwjf.org [14321]

September/October 2013

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  • "Race Can be Crucial in Transplant Cases" was a long, interesting article in the Aug. 6, 2013 Wash. Post, describing many ways non-whites face greater difficulties regarding several important health issues. [14188]

  • "State-by-state fact sheets & Health Care Changes Wizard" are 2 new (Aug. 2013) HHS resources to help outreach & education work around the Affordable Care Act. Amy Smoucha, Field Director for Families USA, can provide further inf.: [14211]

  • "State-by-state fact sheets" & "Health Care Changes Wizard" are 2 new (Aug. 2013) HHS publications to assist in outreach & education around the Affordable Care Act. Inf. from Amy Smoucha, Field Dir., Families USA: field@familiesusa.org [14212]

July/August 2013

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  • "Black Patients More Likely Than Whites to Undergo Surgery At Low-Quality Hospitals in Segregated Regions" [14059]

  • "Black Patients More Likely Than Whites to Undergo Surgery At Low-Quality Hospitals in Segregated Regions," by Justin Dimick, Joel Ruhter, Mary Vaughan Sarrazin & John D. Brickmeyer, appeared in the June 2013 issue (Vol. 32, No.6) of Health Affairs. healthaffairs.org [14060]

  • Community Campus Partnerships for Health "provides health equity and social justice." Inf. from Susan Lee, [13949]

  • Community Campus Partnerships for Health "provides health equity and social justice." Inf. from Susan Lee, susan.lee@ccph.programs@ gmail.com [13951]

  • "Costs of Criminal Justice Involvement Among Persons With Serious Mental Illness in Connecticut" (44 pp., March 2013), by Jeffrey W. Swanson et al., is available at http://ps.psychiatryonline.org/Article.aspx?ArticleID=1668301. Authors contactable at jeffrey.swanson@duke.edu [14080]

  • "New Perspectives on Transforming States' Health and Human Services" (40 pp., June 2013), Olivia Golden et al., eds., is available (no price listed) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, publicaffairs@urban.org [14008]

  • "Opportunities for Cost Savings in Corrections Without Sacrificing Service Quality: Inmate Health Care," by Phil Schaenman, Elizabeth Davies, Reed Jordan & Reena Chakraborty (44 pp., April 2013), is available (no price given) from The Urban Inst., 202/833-7200, http://www.urban.org/UploadedPDF/412754-Inmate-Health-Care.pdf [14034]

  • "Residential Segregation, Socioeconomic Status, and Disability: A Study of Puerto Ricans in the U.S.," by Giovani Burgos & Fernando I. Rivera (2013[?]), is available (no price given) from The Center for Puerto Rican Studies, centroev=hunter.cuny.edu [13979]

March/April 2013

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  • "Addressing Health Disparities through Civil Rights Compliance and Enforcement" from the HHS Office of Civil Rights is available at http://services.choruscall.com/links/hrsa120919.htm. [13780]

  • "The Affordable Care Act and Beyond: Opportunities for Advancing Health Equity and Social Justice," by Rene Bowser, appeared in 10 Hastings Race & Poverty L. J. (2013) [13849]

  • "Undocumented and Unprotected: Solutions for Protecting the Health of America's Undocumented Mexican Migrant Workers," by Michael A. Celone, appeared in Contemp. Health L. & Policy (2012) [13853]

January/February 2013

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  • "Health of Puerto Ricans in the United States, 2000-2010," by Anna Rosofsky & Judith Aponte, is a 4-page, Nov. 2012 Research Brief, available (possibly free) from Hunter College's Center for Puerto Rican Studies, 695 Park Ave., NYC, NY 10065, 212/772-5688, centerprhunter.cuny..edu [13714]

  • "Housing Transitions and Low Birth Weight Among Low-Income Women: Longitudinal Study of the Perinatal Consequences of Changing Public Housing Policy," by Michael R. Kramer et al., appeared in the Dec. 2012 issue of The American Journal of Public Health, [13707]

  • "Understanding the Health Impact of Racism -- And Trying to Reverse It," by Naa Oyo Kwate, appeared in the Dec. 2012 issue ofHealth Affairs, www.healthaffairs.org [13730]

November/December 2012

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  • Addressing Health Disparities Through Civil Rights Compliance and Enforcement was a recent webcast from the HHS Office of Civil Rights. It's archived/available at services.choruscall.com/links/hrsa/20919.html [13677]

  • "Safe, Stable Homes Lead to Healthier Children and Families" are 2 Research Briefs, about Boston and Baltimore, available (possibly free) from Children's Health Care Watch, 88 E. Newton St., Vose Hall, 4th flr., Boston, MA 02118, childrenshealthcarewatch@childrenshealthcarewatch.org [13675]

September/October 2012

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  • Endgame: AIDS in Black America was a Frontline documentary shown on PBS stations July 10, 2012. [13567]

  • "Is the Foreclosure Making Us Sick?," by Janet Currie & Erdal Tekin an Aug. 2011 Natl. Bureau of Economic Research study, is available at www.nber.org/papers/w17310 [13628]

  • "Profiles of Risk: Child Health" is a 4-page, June 2012 Research Brief, available (likely free)from the Inst. for Children, Poverty & Homelessness, 44 Sheridan Sq., NYC, NY 100XX chk address, add phone #, www.icphusa.org/filelibrary/ICPH_ProfilesofRisk_No.9_ChildHealth.pdf [13562]

July/August 2012

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  • "Advocating for Children's Health Care Coverage in Tumultuous Times," an April 2012 brief, is available (no price listed) from Mathematica Policy Research, PO Box 2393, Princeton, NJ 08543-2393, 609/799-3535, info@mathermatica-mpr.com [13447]

  • "The Affordable Care Act's Coverage Expansions WIll Reduce Differences in Uninsurance by Race and Ethnicity," by Lisa Clemans-Cope, Genevieve M. Kenney, Matthew Buettgens, Caitlin Carroll & Fredric Blavin (10 pp.), appeared in the May 2012 (31:5) issue of Health Affairs, www.healthaffairs.org [13480]

March/April 2012

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  • "The Role of Community-Based Strategies in Addressing Metropolitan Segregation and Racial Health Disparities," by Mala Andre Hutson & Sacoby Wilson appeared in Community Development, 42(4), 2011, pp. 476-93. [13377]

January/February 2012

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  • "African -American Children Are Less Likely to Abuse Drugs and Alcohol" is the conclusion of a study by Dan Blazer and others of the Duke Univ. Dept. of Psychiatry, appearing in the Nov. 2011 Archives of General Psychiatry. [13135]

  • School-Based Health Care: Advancing Educational Success and Public Health, eds. Jeanita W. Richardson & Terri D. Wright (300 pp., 2011, $35), is available from the American Public Health Assn., 801 I St. NW, Wash., DC 20001-3710, www.aphabookstore.org [13122]

  • School-Baswed Health Care: Advancing Educational Success and Public Health, eds. Jeanita W. Richardson & Terri D. Wright (300 pp., 2011, $35), has been published by American Public Health Assn. Press, 800 Eye St. NW, Wash., DC 20001-3710, 202/777-APHA, www.aphabookstore.org [13169]

  • The Center for School, Health and Education, a unit of the American Public Health Assn., is reachable through its Director, Terri D. Wright, 202/777-2482, terri.wright@apha.org [13124]

November/December 2011

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  • American Birthright,, a follow-up documentary and multimedia project to Unnatural Causes, is being embarked on by California Newsreel, 500 3rd St., #505, SF, CA 94107, 415/284-7800. [12974]

  • "Neighborhoods, Obesity, and Diabetes: A Randomized Social Experiment," by Jens Ludwig et al. (11 pp.), appeared in the Oct. 20, 2011 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine. [13031]

  • Poverty, Health and Law: Readings and Cases for Medical-Legal Partnerhsip, eds. Elizabeth Tobin Tyler, Ellen Lawton, Kathleen Conroy, Megan Sandel & Barry Zuckerman (822 pp., 2011, $65)- Teacher's Manual available as well -- has been published by Carolina Academic Press CH chk. [13025]

  • "US Housing Insecurity and the Health of Very Young Children," by Diana Becker Cutts, by Diana Becker Cutts et al., is a 7-page article in the August 2011 issue of the American Journal of Public Health. [12964]

  • "US Housing Insecurity and the Health of Very Young Children" is a 7-page article in the August 2011 issue of the American Journal of Public Health. [12965]

  • "US Housing Insecurity and the Health of Very Young Children," by Diana Becker Cutts et al. (7 pp.) appeared in the Aug. 2011 issue of American Journal of Public Health. [13017]

September/October 2011

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  • CommonHealth ACTION is a national nonprofit public health organization, building organizational and community capacity to address determinants of health and create optimal health for all. 1301 Conn. Ave. NW, #200, Wash., DC 20036, 202/407-7088. Their Metro Atlanta office is reachable at 202/407-7088, x1007. [12946]

  • "Segregated Spaces, Risky Places: The Effects of Racial Segregagtion on Health Inequalities," by Thomas A. LaVeist, Darrell J. Gaskin & Antonio J. Trujillo (36 pp., Sept., 2011), produced with support from PRRAC,is avaiable (possibly free)from the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, 1090 Vermont Ave. NW, #1100, Wash., DC 20005. [12943]

  • "The Economic Burden of Health Inequalities in the United States," by Thomas A. LaVeist, Darrell J. Gaskin & Patrick Richard (11 pp., Sept. 2009), is avaiable (possibly free)from the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, 1090 Vermont Ave. NW, #1100, Wash.m, DC 20005, www.jointcenter.org [12942]

  • "The State of America's Children 2011" (190 pp., July 2011) is available (no price listed) from The Children's Defense Fund, 25 E St. NW, Wash.,DC 20001, 800/233-1200, cdinfo@childrensdefense.org. Sections are devoted to Population, Poverty, Family Structure, Family Income, Health, Hunger/Nutrition, Early Childhood, Education, Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, Gun Violence. [12897]

  • Young Men's Initiative NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg has launched a comprehensive effort to tackle disparities between young black and Latino males and their peers. Key areas are Education, Employment, Health and Justice. Further inf. from Melanie Herzog, City Hall, NYC, NY 10007. [12911]

July/August 2011

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  • "Can Neighborhoods Hurt Our Health?," by Caitlin Eicher, appeared in the Spring/Summer 2011 issue of Harvard Public Health Review (Harvard School of Public Health, 90 Smith St., 4th flr., Boston, MA 02120, 617/832-8470. [12773]

  • HealthExpertises has a website -- www.healthexpertises.com -- dedicated to advice, new, topics, dictionary and forum. Further inf. from maria.williams@healthexpertises.com [12791]

May/June 2011

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  • "Drug Courts Are Not the Answer: Toward a Health-Centered Approach to Drug Use" (March 2011) is available (possibly free) from the Drug Policy Alliance, 70 W. 36 St., 16th flr., NYC, NY 10018, 212/613-8020. CHK ADDRESS RE JUSTICE POLIVY INST [12743]

  • Social Work wirh African American Males: Health, Mental Health and Social Policy, ed. Waldo E. Johnson (348 pp., 2011, $45), gas been published by Oxford Univ. Press. 18 chapters. [12694]

  • "Vision: Looking Back, Looking Forward" is the 2009-2010 Annual Report of the National Assembly on School-Based Health Care. Available (possibly free) from info@nasbhc.org [12697]

  • "Welfare Use by Immigrant Households with Children: A Look at Cash, Medicaid, Housing, and Food Programs," by Steven A. Camarota (April 2011), is available (possibly free) from the author, 202/466-8185, sac@cis.org [12720]

March/April 2011

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  • Changing Places: How Communities Will Improve the Health of Boys of Color, eds. Christopher Edley, Jr., Jorge Ruiz & Jorge Ruiz de Velasco (630 pp., 2010, $65 -- but downloadable at http://www.boysandmenofcolor.org/about-the-book/) has been published by Univ. of Calif. Press. It features, among the authors of its 18 chapters, (former PRRAC Bd. member) Angela Blackwell, David Kirp, Pedro Noguera, Susan Eaton, Linda Harris/Amy Ellen Duke-Benfield, (PRRAC Soc. Sci. Adv. Bd. members) David Williams and Dolores Acevedo-Garcia, Nancy McArdle, Theresa Osypuk and Dehorah McKoy. [12584]

  • "Community Perspectives on Obesity Prevention in Children" (96 pp., 2009) -- Workshop Summaries -- is available (no price listed) from The National Academies Press, 500 Fifth St. NW, Wash., DC 20001, 800/624-6242, books.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=12705 [12480]

  • "Healthy People 2020" the Dept. of Health & Human Services-led 10-year federal agenda, issued every decade since 1980, has just been issued. It includes nearly 600 health objectives and more than 1300 measures to improve the health of all Americans. Inf. from www.healthypeople.gov [12472]

  • How Cancer Crossed the Color Line, by Keith Wailoo (2011, 251 pp., $27.95), has been published by Oxford Univ. Press, www.oup.com [12490]

  • Mobilizing the Community for Better Health: What the Rest of America Can Learn from Northern Manhattan, eds. Alan J. Formicola & Lourdes Hernandez-Cordero (320 pp., 2010[?], $25), has been published by Columbia Univ. Press. Downloadable free at pdf.freedownload.com [12577]

  • Safe and Healthy Children Project is a Physicians for Social Responsibility project, funded by the Kellogg Foundation, aimed at diminishing health problems among children of migrant and seasonal farm workers by preventing and reducing their exposure to environmental hazards, including pesticides, lead, and overexposure to run and hear. Their toolkit and training-the-trainer curriculum are available from Marybeth Palmigiano, mpalmigiano@psr.org [12559]

January/February 2011

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  • "Rebuilding Neighborhoods, Restoring Health" is a 2010 report from the California Reinvestment Coalition, based on a 400-resident survey of the health impacts of foreclosure in two Oakland neighborhoods. Available at http://www.acphd.org/AXBYCZ/Admin/DataReports/rebuild_restore_execsumm_sep2010.pdf. The Coalition is at 474 Valencia St., #230, SF, CA 94103, 415/864-3980. [12395]

November/December 2010

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  • "Healthy Families in Hard Times: Solutions for Multiple Family Hardhsips" (6 pp., June 2010) is available (possibly free) from Children's Health Watch, 88 E. Newton St., Vose Hall, 4th flr., Boston, MA 02118, 717/414-6366, [12311]

September/October 2010

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  • ""The Role and Value of School-Based Healthcare" is the theme of the Sept. 2010 issue of American Journal of Public Health. $30 from APHA, 800 I St. NW, Wash., DC 20001-3710, 202/777-APHA. [12135]

  • "An Examination of the Social and Physical Environment of Public Housing Developments in Two Chicago Developments in Transition" is a 2010 Urban Inst. study linking distressed public housing to poor mental health. Available at www.urban.org/UploadedPDF/412134-chicago-public-housing.pdf [12094]

  • Growing Up Hispanic: Health and Development of Children of Immigrants, eds. Nancy S. Landale, Susan McHale & Alan Booth (368 pp., June 2010), has been published by Urban Inst. Press, 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200. [12089]

  • "More Than Just a Roof Over My Head: Housing for People Living with HIV/AIDS around the World" (54 pp., July 2010) has been released by the International AIDS Housing Roundtable. Inf./copies from 202/347-0333, lola@nationalaidshousing.org [12101]

  • "Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act of 2010: Advancing Health Equity for Racially and Ethnically Diverse Populations," by Dennis Andrulis, Nadia Siddiqui, Jonathan Purtle & Lisa Duchon (Aug. 2010), is available (possibly free) from the Joint Center for Political & Economic Studies, 202/789-3519, bawilliams@jointcenter.org, and on their website, www.jointcenter.org/hpi [12138]

  • "The Anti-Chinese Cubic Air Ordinance," by Joshua S. Yang, is a 1-page article in the March 2009 American Journal of Public Health, using public health arguments to support anti-immigrant, racist motivations in late 19th Century San Francisco. Reprint available from Dr. Yang, 530 Parnassus Ave, #360, SF, CA 94143, joshua.yang@ucsf.edu [12078]

  • "The Hidden Health Costs of Transportation" (19 pp., March 2010) is available (no price listed) from the American Public Health Assn., 800 I St. NW, Wash., DC 20001, 202/777-2742, www.apha.org [12165]

  • "Where you live can help determine your health, studies say" [13058] See full text.

July/August 2010

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  • "(Un)Safe at Home: The Health Consequences of Sub-standard Farm Labor Housing," by Don Villarejo, Marc Schenker, Ann Moss Joiner & Allan Parnell (54 pp., Dec. 2009), is available (possibly free) from California Rural Legal Assistance (headed by PRRAC Bd. member Jose Padilla), 631 Howard St., #300, SF, CA 94105, www.crla.org [12002]

  • "Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Island Health" is the theme of the May 2010 issue of American Journal of Public Health, available (no price listed) from APHA, 800 Eye St. NW, Wash., DC 20001-3710, 202/777-APHA. [12038]

  • "Deadly Delivery: The Maternal Health Care Crisis in the USA" (12 pp., March 2010) - Summary version - is available (possibly free) from Amnesty International, 5 Penn Plaza, NYC, NY 10001, www.amnestyusa.org [11990]

  • "Following the Money: Tracking Federal AIDS Appropriation to Address Disparities in HIV and AIDS Treatment in the United States," by Allen Herman & Winifred Smth (40 pp., April 2010) is available (possibly free) from the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, www.jointcenter.org [12014]

  • "Number of Uninsured Jumped to [TO???] More Than Eight Million from 2007to 2009," by Shana Lavarreda, E. Brown, Livier Cabezas & Dylan Roby (6 pp., March 2010, is a Research Brief available (possibly free) from the UCLA Health Policy Center, 10960 Wilshire Blvd., #1550, LA, CA 90024, www.healthpolicy.ucla.edu [12013]

  • The Coli nias Reader: Economy, Housing, and Public Health in U.S.-Mexico Border Colonias, eds. Angela J. Donelson & Adrian X. Esparza (296 pp., 2010, $24.95), has been published by Univ. of Arizona Press, 520/621-3920, holly@uapress.arizona.edu www.upress.arizona.edu [11993]

May/June 2010

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  • "Critical Condition: Primary Health Care in Alabama," a 4-page, Feb. 2010 Fact Sheet, is available (likely free) from Arise Citizens; Policy Project, PO Box 1188, Montgomery, AL 36101, 800/832-9060, www.arisecitizens.org [11905]

  • "Healthier Students Are Better Learners: A Missing Link in School Reforms to Close the Achievement Gap," by Charles E. Basch (March 2010), an Equity Matters report, is available at www.equitycampaign.org/i/a/document/12557_EquityMattersVol6_web03082010.pdf [11939]

  • The American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 100, No. S1, has a special supplement devoted to health disparities -- some 3 dozen articles & research/pracice reports. Available (no price given) from APHA, CONTACT INF TK [11942]

  • "Why We Can't Wait:: Communities of Color in Bellevue Denied Access to Care" (12 pp., Sept. 2009) is available (possibly free) from Wash. Comm. Action Network, 220 S. River St., Seattle, WA 98108, 206/389-0050, info@washingtoncan.org www\\\ [11884]

March/April 2010

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  • "2010 County Health Rankings," a joint project of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Univ. of Wisconsin Population Health Inst., is available at countyhealthrankings.org [11862]

  • "An Interview with Yvette Roubideaux," the first woman director of the Indian Health Service (and a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, appeared in the Dec. 2009/Jan. 2010 issue of The Nation's Health, the official newspaper of the American Public Health Assn., 800 I St. NW, Wash., DC 20001-3710, www.thenationshealth.org [11833]

  • Health Issues in the Black Community, eds. Ronald L. Braithwaite, Sandra E. Taylor & Henrie M. Treradwell (3rd ed., 656 pp., 2009 $80 non-member price), has been co-published by the American Public Health Assn. & Jossey-Bass. 888/320-APHA, APHA@pbd.com, www.aphabookstore.org [11871]

January/February 2010

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  • "Beyond Health Care: New Directions to a Healthier America" (122 pp., April 2009) is Recommendations from the Robert Wood Johnson Fdn. Commn. to Build a Healthier America. Available (possibly free) from the Foundation, www.commissiononhealth.org [11766]

  • Shoes, Glue and Homework: Dangerous Work in the Global Footwear Industry, by Pia Markkanen (2009), has been published by Baywood Publishing Co., 26 Austin Ave., Amityville, NY 11701, 800/638-7819, info@baywood.com [11782]

November/December 2009

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  • "A Capitol Offense: The Gender Dimensions of Washington D.C.'s HIV/AIDS Crisis" (76 pp.,n.d. [2009?]) is avaialble from the Women's Collective and the International Women's Human Rights Clinic at the Georgetown University Law Center. [11709]

  • "A Framework for Examining Social Stress and Susceptibility to Air Pollution Respiratory Health" appeared in the September 2009 issue of Environmental Health Perspectives. Available at www.ehponline.org/members/2009/09006120900612.html [11706]

  • "A Profile of American Indians and Alaska Native and Their Health Coverage," by Cara` James, Karyn Schwartz & Julia Berndt, a Sept. 2009 Issue Brief from the Kaiser Family Foundation, is available at www.kff.org/minorityhealth/upload/7977.pdf [11700]

  • Growing Up Hispanic: Health and Development of Children of Immigrants, eds. Nancy Landsdale, Susan McHale & Alan Booth (368 pp., Dec. 2009 availability, $32.50) will be available from Urban Institute Press, www.urban.org/books/growinguphispanic/ [11729]

  • "The Landscape of Opportunity: Cultivating Health Equity in California" (44 pp., July 2009), from the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network, is available at www.cpehn.orgpdfs/LandscapeOfOpportunity.pdf [11705]

September/October 2009

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  • Alliance Alert is the newsletter of the Alliance for Healthy Homes, afhh@afhh.org. Latest (Aug.) issue available at affh.org/res/res_pubs/alert_aug09.pdf [11623]

  • "Failing Health: The Crisis of Health Care for Indigent Offenders and for the Community" (24 pp., n.d.) is available (possibly free) -- as are several other relevant reports ("Where Are the Men? The Impact of Incarceration and Reentry on African-American Men and Their Chi;ldren and Families," "The Secret Epidemic: Exploring the Mental Health Crisis Affecting Adolescent African-American Males") from Henrie m. Treadwell, Community Voices, Moorehouse School of Medicine, 720 Westview Dr. SW< Atlanta, GA 30310, 404/756-8914,HTreadwell@msm.edu www.communityvoicesorg [11588]

  • "The Relationship of Housing and Population Health: A 30-Year Retrospective Analysis" appeared in a recent issue of Environmental Health Perspectives. Available at www.ehponline.org/members/2008/0800086/0800086.pdf [11627]

July/August 2009

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  • "Health Care Reform for Children with Public Coverage: How Can Policymakers Maximize Gains and Prevent Harm?," by Genevieve M. Kenney & Stan Dorn (June 2009), is available (possibly free) from The Urban Institute, 202/261-5709, paffairs@ui.urban.org [11545]

  • "Job Loss and Health in the U.S. Labor Market," by Kate W. Strully appeared in the May 2009 issue of Demography (Vol. 46, no. 2). Reprints of the 28-page article may be available from the author, kstrully@albany.edu [11506]

  • Making Health Equity Visible: California Newsreel conducted a survey asking those who had convened screenings of their excellent film series, Unnatural Causes... is inequality making us sick?, how they are using the film, with whom, next steps, and what they learned. A report on the 789 responses they received, along with recommendations, is at www.unnaturalcauses.org/survey [11540]

  • "Putting Women's Health Care Disparities on the Map: Examining Racial and Ethnic Disparities at the State Level" (112 pp., June 2009), a Kaiser Family Foundation study, is available at www.kff.org/minorityhealth/upload/7886.pdf [11511]

May/June 2009

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  • "Mental Health, Resilience and Inequalities" is a 2009 British study documenting the stigma of discrimination as strongly correlated with mental health problems. An Executive Summary and the full report are available from the Mental Health Foundation, 9th flr., Sea Containters House, 20 Upper Ground, London SE1 9QB UK, 020 7803 1100, mhf@mhf.org.uk, www..mentalhealth.org.uk [11393]

  • Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? This prize-winning documentary investigates the root causes of our alarming class and racial inequities in health for the first time on film. The four-hour series sifts through the evidence suggesting there's much more to our health than bad habits, health care, or unlucky genes. Available in Spanish and English. Produced by California Newsreel with Vital Pictures. Distributed by California Newsreel (www.newsreel.org). www.newsreel.org/nav/title.asp?tc=CN0212 [11418]

March/April 2009

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  • "Challenges of Providing Health Coverage for Children and Parents in a Recession: A 50 State Update of Eligibility Rules, Enrollment and Renewal Procedures, and Cost-sharing Practices in Medicaid and SCHIP in 2009" (2009) is available from the Kaiser Family Foundation, www.kff.org/medicaid/upload/7855.pdf [11309]

  • Inst. for Polic Research Working Papers A descriptive list of IPR 2006-08 Working Papers appears in the Fall 2008 issue of their newsletter, available (likely free) from them at 2040 Sheridan Rd., Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL 60208-4100, 847/491-3395, iprnortwestern.edu/ipr, www.northwestern.edu/ipr [11289]

  • "The State of Washington, D.C.'s Neighborhoods" (2009) has indicators/neighborhood profiles for the entre city. Contact them at www.NeighborhoodInfoDC..org [11299]

January/February 2009

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  • "Connecting the Dots: Development a Holistic Picture of Children's Health" (49 pp., Nov. 2008) is Issue Brief #32 from Grantmakers in Health. Available from them (possibly free) at 1100 Connecticut Ave., #1200, Wash., DC 20036, 202/452-8331. [11236]

  • "No More Katrinas: How Reducing Disparities Can Promote Disaster Preparedness," by Michael R. Wenger (16 pp., 2008) is available (possibly free) from the Joint Ctr. for Political & Economic Studies' Health Policy Inst., 1090 Vermont Ave. NW, #1100, Wash., DC 20005, 202/785-3539, www.jointcenter.org [11215]

  • Our Bodies, Ourselves has a (quarterly?) newsletter, possibly free from them at 5 Upland Rd., #3, Cambridge, MA 02140, 617/245-0200, office@bwhbc.org, www.ourbodiesourselves.org [11221]

November/December 2008

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September/October 2008

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  • Broken Levees, Broken Lives is a new video, from the California Nurses Assn., on the state of health care in New Orleans three years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city and closed Charity Hospital, the primary provider of emergency room case in the city. See it at neworleanslabormedia.org [11071]

  • "Health Care Proposals of the 2008 Democrdatic and Republican Presidential Nominees" (39 pp., Aug. 2008) is available (possibly free) from the Joint Ctr. for Political and Economic Studies, 1090 Vermont Ave. NW, #1100, Wash., DC 20005, 202/789-xxxx, jointcenter.org [11042]

  • "Losing Ground: Declines in Health Coverage for Children and Families in Mississippi" (2007) is available (no price listed) from the Mississippi Ctr. for Justice and the Mississippi Health Advocacy Program, the former at PO Box 1023, Jackson, MS 39215-1023, 601/352-2269, Contact_us@mscenterforjustice.org, www.mscenterforjustice.org [11085]

  • "Social Determinants of Health" The final report of the World Health Organization Commission on the Social Determinants of Health is downloadable at www.who.int/social_determinants/final_report/en/index/html [11110]

  • The Healthy City Project aims "to improve the accessibility of services to low-income, undersereevd families and to help develop sensible public policies based on sound data that will improve the quality of life for all communities in Los Angeles. Contact them at www.healthycity.org [11129]

  • The Medical-Legal Partnership is a unique program, bringing resources together from both areas, run by the Dept. of Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center and the Boston Univ. School of Medicine. Inf. at www.mlpforchildren.org [11073]

  • The National Assembly on School-Based Health Care, the national voice for school-based health centers, founded in 1995, can be reached at 666 11th St. NW, #735, Wash., DC 20001, 202/638-5872, www.nasbhc.org [11070]

July/August 2008

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  • "Advice to the Next President: 7 Ways to Fight Health Inequities" appears in the Spring/Summer 2008 issue of Harvard Public Health Review. The article presents the recommendations by 7 faculty members of the Harvard School of Public Health (including PRRAC Soc. Sci. Advisory Bd. member Dolores Acevedo-Garcia. Contact the Review at 401 Park Dr., East Atrium, 3rd flr., Boston, MA 02215, 617/384-8988, [10931]

  • "Disparities Toolkit for Collecting Patient Race, Ethnicity and Primary Language Data" (2008) is available in an updated version, free, from the Health Research and Educational Trust, on their website, www.hret.org [10949]

  • "Healthy Women, Healthy Babies" (2008), from the Trust for America's Health attributes significant infant mortality rates of low-income, urban, African-Amereican newborns to worsening health conditions of pregnant women, due to hypertension, diabetes and obesity. Available at healthyamericans.org/reports/files/BirthOutcomesShort0608.pdf [11015]

  • "Language Accdess: Understanding Barriers and Challenges in Primary Care Settings - Perspectives from the Field" (2008?) is availablre from the National Health Law Program, www.healthlaw.org/library/folder.198370 [11013]

  • "Lifeline to Health Equity: Policies for Real Health Care Reform" is a June, 2008, 31-page briefing paper by Brian Smedley for the Service Employees International Union and the National Conference of Black Mayors. Available (no price listed) from SEIU, 1800 Mass. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20036, 202/730-7220, and the National Conference of Black Mayors, 1151 Cleveland Ave., Bldg. D., East Point, GA 30344, 404/765-6444, www.seiu.org,www.ncbm.org [10980]

  • "National Health Insurance: Lessons from Abroad" (74 pp., 2008) is available (no price listed) from The Century Foundation, 41 E. 70 St., NYC, NY 10021, 212/535-4441, info@tcf.org, www.tcf.org [10945]

  • "Tunnels & Cliffs: A Guide for Workforce Development Practitioners and Policymakers Serving Youth with Mental Health Needs" (107 pp., 2007) is available (no price listed) from the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth, c/o Inst. for Educational Leadership, 4455 Conn. Ave. NW, #310, Wash., DC 20008, 877/871-0744, contact@ncwd-youth.info, www.ncwd-youth.info [10951]

  • "Viewpoints: The Health Care Debate" is a 2008 interview series by the Kaiser Family Foundation, available at www.kaisernetwork.org/health_cast/health2008hc.cfm?hc=2599. [11014]

May/June 2008

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  • "Designed for Disease: The Link Between Local Food Environments and Obesity and Diabetes" is a May 2008 report from PolicyLink, UCLA's Center for Health Policy Research and the California Center for Public Health Advocacy. The study shows that if fast food and convenience stores dramatically outnumber grocery stores and produce markets, risks increase with respect to these two diseases. Available at TK [10854]

  • "Estimation of Health Benefits From a Local Living Wage Ordinance" appeared in Vol. 91:9 (Sept. 2001) of American Journal of Public Health, pp. 1398-1402. [10891]

  • Parents Advocating for School Wellness, a 2008 toolkit, is available from TK [10856]

  • Reform Matters: Making Real Progress for Women and Health Care is a new (2008) project of the National Women's Law Center (co-directed by former PRRAC Board member Nancy Duff Campbell. Inf. from TK [10863]

  • The Medical-Legal Partnership for Children is a program of the Dept. of Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center and the Boston Univ. School of Medicine, www.mlpforchildren.org [10911]

March/April 2008

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  • A Child's Right:, a brand new organization, espouses that "every child has a right to clean water" - noting that 3 million people across the world die every year due to waterborne diseases caused by unclean water, and 90% of them are children under the age of 5. Contact Eric Stowe, Director, 917 Pacific Ave., #417, Tacoma, WA 98402, 253/238-8766, eric@a-chulds-right.org, www.a-childs-right.org [10793]

  • Closing the Health Disparithy Gap, the WQED-TV series, is availble at www.wqed.org/ondemand/onq.php?cat=23&id=240 [10811]

  • "Health Workers Struggling to Meet Needs a Year After Katrina: Gulf Coast Communities Work to Recover," by Kim Krisberg, an article based on a 2007 report from Columbia University's Mailman School of School of Public Health and the Children's Health Fund, is available at www.medscape.com/viewarticle/544648 [10785]

  • "The Fall and Rise of US Inequities in Premature Mortality: 1960-2002," by N. Krieger, D.H. Rehkopf, J.T. Chen, P.D. Waterman, E. Marcelli & M. Kennedy, a 2008 journal article, is available at Or contact Prof. Nancy Krieger, 617/432-1571, nkrieger@hsph.harvard.edu medicine.plosjournals.org/perlserv/?reqeust=get-document&doi=10.1371 [10800]

  • "Unequal Health Outcomes in the United States" -- subtitled "Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care Treatment and Access, the Role of Social and Environmental Determinants of Health, and the Responsibilty of the State" -- is a 63-pahe, Jan. 2008 report to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, submitted by the CERD Working Group on Health and Environmental Health. Available on the PRRAC website, www.prrac.org [10774]

January/February 2008

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  • Eliminating Healthcare Disparities in America: Beyond the IOM Report, ed. Richard A. Williams (500 pp., 207, $59.95), has been published by Humana Press. [10672]

  • "No Shelter from the Storm: America's Uninsured Children" Sept. 2007) has been released by the Campaign for Children's Health Care; report is downloadable at www.childrenshealthcampaign.org [10707]

  • The Legacy of Katrina and Rita -- Health Care Providers Remembe -- And Look Ahead, by Lisa Tracy (132 pp., 2007, $33), has been published by the American Public Health Assn., 888/320-APHA, APHA@pbd.com, www/apha.org [10695]

  • "Trafficked" is a 5-page article in the Fall 2007 issue of Harvard Public Health Review, 401 Park Dr., Boston, MA 02215, 617/384-8988, review@hsph.harvard.edu [10661]

  • Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?, a California Newsreel film, is scheduled for PBS broadcast on 4 consecutive Thursdays -- March 27, April 3, 10, 17 at 10pm. The series will be released on DVD in March. Inf. at health@newsreel.org [10685]

  • "Vital Links: Housing's Contributions to the Nation's Health and Education Objectives" (2007) is available (no price given) from the National Housing Conference, www.nhc.org [10681]

November/December 2007

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  • "All Our Children? The Health and Education of Children of Immigrants" (28 pp., Oct. 2007) is available (no price listed) from the Foundation for Child Development, 145 E. 32 St., NYC, NY 10016-6055, 212/213-8337, www.fcd-us.org [10548]

  • "Building on Success: Moving from Health Coverage to Improved Access and Comprerhensive Well-Being for Illinois Children and Youth" Sept. 2007) has been published by Mid-America Inst. on Poverty of Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights, 4411 N. Ravenswood, Chicago, IL 60640, 773/336-6074, arynell@heartlandalliance.org, www.heartlandalliance.org/maip/documents/BuildingonourSuccessesnoembFINAL.pdf [10556]

  • "Fuel for the Future" is an Oct. 2007 report from the Children's Sentinel Nutrition Assessment Program, in collaboration with the Citizens Energy Corporation and the National Fuel Funds Network, detailing the impact of rising energy costs on children's health. Available (no price given) from 617/638-5850, sedc@bu.edu [10606]

  • "Health and Economic Benefits of Reducing the Number of Students per Classroom in US Primary Schools," by Peter Muennig & Steven H. Woolf, an 8-page article, appeared in the Nov. 2007 American Journal of Public Health. Reprints available from Dr. Muennig, Mailman School of Public Healhth, Dept. Health Policy & Management, 600 W. 168 St., NYC, NY 10032, pm124@columbia.edu [10551]

  • "National Evaluation of the State Children's Health Insurance Program: A Decade of Expanding Coverage and Improving Access" (246 pp., Sept. 2007) is available (no price listed) from Mathematica Policy Research, 955 Massachusetts Ave., #801, Cambridge, MA 02139, 617/491-7900. A 5-page Issue Brief is also available. www.mathematica-mpr.com [10577]

  • "Separate and Unequal: Medical Apartheid in New York City" (33 pp., Oct. 2005) is available (possibly free) from Bronx Health Reach, Inst. for Urban Family Health, 16 E. 16th St., NYC, NY 10003, 212/633-0800, x232,btonxreach@institute2000.org www.institute2000.org [10541]

September/October 2007

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  • "Early Childhood Lead Exposure Can in Result in Juvenile and Adult Criminal Behavior" is the conclusion of a 2007 study by Rick Nevin of the Center for Healthy Housing. Available under "What's New" at www.centerforhealthyhousing.org [10487]

  • Vital Links: Housing's Contributions to the Nation's Health and Education Objectives is a new resouce from the Center for Housing Policy. For each topic (health, education) there is a Research Summary, Literature Review and Annotated Bibliography. Available at www.nhc.org/housing/intersections [10518]

July/August 2007

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  • "Confronting Disparities While Reforming Health Care: A Look at Massachusetts" (9 pp., June 2007) is available (possibly free) from Families USA, 1201 New York Ave., #1100, Wash., DC 20005, 202/628-3030,healthaction@familiesusa.org www.familiesusa.org [10394]

  • "Lung Function, Asthma Symptoms & Quality of Life for Children in Public Housing in Boston: A Case Series Analysis," by Jonathan I. Levy, LK Welker-Hood, Jame E. Clougherty, Robin E. Dodson, Suzanne Steinbach & H.P. Hynes, appeared in the Dec. 2004 issue of XXXXXXXxXXXXxxx. Available at www.ehjournal.net/content/3/1/13 [10417]

  • "Priced Out in 2006," reporting that rents for small, moderately-priced apartments exceeded the monthly SSI income of people with disabilities, is available (free) from Technical Assistance Collaborative, 535 Boylston St., #1301, Boston, MA 02116, www.tacinc.org/Pubs/PO2006release.htm [10397]

May/June 2007

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  • National Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit 2006 Briefing Book is available ($45)in CD-ROM version from the Natl. AIDS Housing Coal., 727 15th St., 6th flr., Wash., DC 20005, 202/347-0333, nahc@nationalaidshousing.org www.nationalaidshousing.org [10288]

  • Racial and Ethnic Inequality in Health and Health Care is the theme of a forthcoming special issue of Sociological Focus. Submissions are due by Dec. 7, 2007. Inf. from Prof. Jennifer Malat, Dept. Sociology, 1009 Crosley Tower, Box 210378, Univ. Cincinnati, Cinn., OH 45221-0378, Jennifer.Malat@uc.edi [10317]

  • "The Illusion of Coverage: How Health Insurance Fails People When They Get Sick," a 2007 report produced by Access Project and Brandeis Univ., is available (no price given) from Families USA, 1201 New York Ave. NW, #1100, Wash., DC 20005, info@familiesusa.org, www.familiesusa.org [10329]

March/April 2007

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  • Dying While Black, by Vernillia Randall (287 pp., 2006), "an indepth look at a crisis in the American healthcare system," has been published by Seven Principles Press, 408 Red Haw, PO Box 60979, Dayton, OH 45406. Prof. Randall has arranged for 40% discount ($11.97 + shipping), using code DXZBZP, addressed to her at www.dyingwhileblack.org [10275]

  • "Exposing the Roots of Health Disparities," about sociologist David R. Williams, newly arrived at the Harvard School of Public Health faculty, appeared in the Winter 2007 issue of Harvard Public Health Review. Sub. inf. about the 3x/yearly publication from Jesse Nankin, 401 Park Dr., 3rd flr., Boston, MA 02215, 617384-8990 [10212]

  • "Healthy People 2010," the US Dept. of Health & Human Services program, has produced a Midcourse Review, available at www.healthypeople.gov/data/midcourse/default/htm#pubs [10271]

  • "Ten Big Ideas for a New America" (68 pp., Dec. 2006) is available (likel free) from New America Foundation, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW, 7th flr.,. Wash., DC 20009, 202/986-2700, www.newamerica.net [10217]

  • "Transforming Fact Into Strategy -- Developing a Public Health Response to the Housing Needs of Persons Living With or at Risk of HIV/AIDS" (2007) is available at www.nationalaidshousing.org/PDF/SummitIIPolicyPaper.pdf [10254]

January/February 2007

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  • "A 'Shout Out' from Youth to Our Nation's Leaders," the Report of the Youth Task Force on the Sexual & Reproductive Health & Behavior of Young Men of Color, (40 pp., 2006), is available (no price listed) from the Health Policy Inst., Joint Ctr. for Political & Economic Studies, 1090 Vermont Ave. NW, #1100, Wash., DC 20005, 202/789-6366, www.jointcenter.org [10175]

  • "A Way Out: Creating Partners for Our Nation's Prosperity by Expanding Life Paths of Young Men of Color" (27 pp., 2006) is the Final Report of the Dellums Commission, available (possibly free) from the Health Policy Inst., Joint Ctr. for Political & Economic Studies, 1090 Vermont Ave. NW, #1100, Wash., DC 20005, 202/789-6366, www.jointcenter.org [10169]

  • "Dangerous & Unlawful: Why Our Health Care System is Failing New York Communities and How to Fix It" (114 pp., Dec. 2006) from The Opportunity Agenda, is downloadable at www.opportunityagenda.org/site/c.mwL5KkNOLvH/b.2276453/k.8CC1/Health_Equity.htm [10092]

  • "First 100 Hours" (2007), dealing with the 110th Cong. and its commitment to Martin Luther King's goal of reducing the economic disparity between the races, has just been released by United for a Fair Economy. Contact Bob Keener, 617, 2148, x120; downloadable at www.FairEconomy.org/StateOfTheDream [10069]

  • "Healthier and Wealthier: Decreasing Health Care Costs by Increasing Educational Attainment," a 7-page, Nov. 2006 Issue Brief, is available (possibly free) from the Alliance for Excellent Education, 1201 Conn. Ave. NW, #901, Wash., DC 20036, 202/828-0828, www.all4ed.org [10083]

  • Muddy Waters: The Legacy of Katrina and Rita: Health Care Providers Remember, Look Ahead (Nov. 2006) has been published by the American Public Health Assn. Available at 888/320-2742, www.aphabookstore.org [10147]

  • "Relationship Between Quality of Care & Racial Disparities in Medicare Health Plans," by Amal N. Trivedi, Alan M. Zaslavsky, Eric C. Schneider & John Z. Ayanian, appeared in Vol. 296 (2006) of the Journal of the American Medical Assn. [10132]

  • Strategies for Cultural Competency in Indian Health Care, by Mim Dixon & Pamela E. Iron (155 pp., 2006, $26.95) is available from the Amer. Public Health Assn., 888/320-APHA, www.aphabookstore.org [10117]

November/December 2006

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  • ""Eight Americas: Investigating Mortality Disparities Across Races, Counties & Race-Counties in the United States" appeared in the Sept. 2006 PloS Medicine/. Downloadable at medicine,plosjournals.org/perlserv?request=get-document&doi=10.1371/journal.pmed.0030260. [10058]

  • "A Profile of Young Children in the Los Angeles Healthy Program: Whare They & What Are Their Experiences in the Program?," by Embry Howell, Lisa Dubay, Genevieve M. Kenney, Louise Palmer, Ian Hill & Martha Kovac (Oct. 2006), is available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5709. [10053]

  • "And Injustice For All: Workers' Lives in the Reconstruction of New Orleans," by Judith Browne-Dianis, Jennifer Lai, Marielena Hincapie & Saket Soni (76 pp., July 2006), jointly published by Advancement Project, Natl. Immigration Law Ctr. & New Orleans Worker Justice Coal., is available (no price given) from Advancement Project, 1730 M St. NW, #910, Wash., DC 20036, 202/728-9557, ap@advancementproject.org [10062]

  • "Caring for the Uninsured in New York: What Does It Cost, Who Pays & What Would Full Coverage Add to Health Care Spending?," by Randall R. Bovbjerg (2006), is available (possibly free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5709, paffairs@ui.urban.org, www.urban.org/url.cfm?id=311372 [10047]

  • "Get the Prescription: Child Care Workers Need Paid Sick Days," by Jodie Levin-Epstein (July 2006), is available (free) from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy (headed by founding PRRAC Bd. member Alan Houseman), 1015 15th St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/906-8000. [10059]

September/October 2006

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  • "After Katrina: Rebuilding Opportunity & Equity Into the New New Orleans," by Margery Austin Turner (94 pp., April 2006), from The Urban Inst., is available at www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=311406 [9972]

  • Dying While Black, by Vernillia Randall (2006?), is available at academic.udayton.edu/vernelliarandall/DWB/index.asp [9970]

  • "Experiences of Hurricane Katrina Evacuees in Houston Shelters: Implications for Future Planning," by Mollyann Brodie, Erin Weitzien, Robert Blendon & Drew Altman, appeared in the May 2006 (Vol. 96, No. 5) Amer. J. of Public Health. Reprints (likely free) from D, Brodie, Kaiser Family Fdn., 2400 Sand Hill Rd., Menlo Park, CA 94025, mbrodie@kff.org [9993]

  • "Fact Sheet: Young African American Men in the United States" (2 pp., July 2006), from the Kaiser Family Fdn., highlights key inf. about the education, health & overall status of young African American men, including comparisons with other groups. Available at www.kff.org/minorityhealth/7541.cfm [9969]

  • "Katrina's Children: A Call to Conscience & Action" (40 pp., 2006), from the Children's Defense Fund, is available at www.aasa.org/focus/content.cfm?ItemNumber-5980 [9962]

  • "Language as a Barrier to Health Care for New Yotk City Children in Immigrant Families," by Linda Weiss (17 pp., May 2006), is available at www.nyam.org/library/docs/LanguageBarrierReportMay2006.pdf [9967]

  • "New Medicaid Regulations Discriminate Against US-Born Children of Immigrants" (4 pp., Aug. 2006), a Families USA Minority Health Initiatives Brief, is available at www.familiesusa.org/assets/pdfs/minority-health-immigrant-kids.pdf [9968]

  • "New Orleans health care before & after Katrina" is the subject of an Aug. 2006 article in Health Affairs. Contact Rakesh Singh, 202/654-1313, downloadable at www.kff.org/uninsured/kcmu082906oth.cfm [9925]

  • "The Impactof Undercounting in the Current Population Survey," by John Schmitt & Dean Baker (Aug. 2006), reports that the survey may underestimate those living in poverty and those without health insurance by 600,000 and 350,000, respectively. Available (no price given) from the Ctr. for Economic & Policy Research, available at www.cepr.net/publications/cps_declining_coverage_2006_08.pdf [9904]

  • "The Role of Medicaid & SCHIP as an Insurance Safety Net," by Stephen Zuckerman & Allison Cook (Aug. 2006), is available (possibly free) from the Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5709,paffairs@ui.urban.org [9892]

  • The Weight Control Information Network, provided by the Natl. Inst. of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases, is available at win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/improving.htm [9966]

  • "Women of Color Health Data Book" (178 pp.), is available (free) from the Office of Research on Women's Health, Natl. Insts. of Health, orwh.od.nih.gov/pubs/pubs_list.html [9919]

July/August 2006

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  • "Explaining Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care," by James Kirby et al., appeared in the May 2006 issue of Medical Care (vol. 44[5 suppl.]:I164-172), available at www.lww-medicalcare.com [9855]

  • "Family Perceptions of the Usual Source of Care among Childen with Asthma by Race/Ethnicity, Language & Family Income," by A.A. Greek et al., appeared in The Journal of Asthma 43(1):61-9 (2006), available at www.meps.ahrq.gov/newLayout/Publications.htm [9856]

  • "Immigrant Children's Health Improvement Act (ICHIA)," by Jennifer Ng'andu (2005) is a background sheet from the National Council of La Raza, available at www.nclr.org/content/publications/download/30434 [9854]

  • Journal of Health Disparities Research & Practice,, a quarterly online journal, is soliciting original papers for its inaugural edition. Deadline July 15, 2006: JHDRP@unlv.nevada.edu [9863]

  • "Medicaid and Its Importance to Rural Health," by A. Clinton MacKinney et al. (2 pp., 2006) discusses Medicaid as a critical source of insurance coverage for rural populations & health providers, and as important to community well-being and development. Available at www.ask.hrsa.gov/NewPublications.cfm [9853]

  • "The Burden of Disease Associated with Being African-American in the United States & the Contribution of Socio-Economic Status," by P. Franks et al. appeared in Social Science and Medicine 62(10):2469-78, available at www.meps.ahrq.gov/newLayout/Publications.htm [9857]

May/June 2006

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  • Call for Papers: A special issue of AIDS and Behavior will focus on the role of housing with regard to prevention, consequences, soicial impact & response to HIV/AIDS. Aug. 1 deadline for original manuscripts, to Special Editor Angele Aidala, Columbia Univ. Mailman School of Public Health (issue co-editor with David Holtgrave-Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health & Martha Burt-Urban Inst.), 212/305-7023, aaal@columbia.edu [9783]

  • "Is There a Right Way to Collect Racial & Ethnic Data?," by David W. Baker, Kenzie A. Cameron & Joseph Feinglass (Jan. 2006), is available (possibly free) from The Commonswealth Fdn., 1 E. 75 St., NYC, NY 10021, 212/606-3500, cmwf@cmwf.org [9790]

  • "Tackling Health Care Disparities Through 'Systems Reform'," by Sidney Watson (Aug. 2005), is available (possibly free) from The Commonswealth Fdn., 1 E. 75 St., NYC, NY 10021, 212/606-3800, cmwf@cmwf.org [9791]

  • "Why Is AIDS Ten Times Worse among Black Americans?" is the themeof Vol. 1, No. 1 (2005) of Black Directions. Subs. to the bimonthly are $36/indivs., $72/indivs, from the Thora Inst., PO Box 367, New Haven, CT 06513, 203/772-4418, contact@thorainstitute.com [9811]

March/April 2006

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  • "Housing is the Foundation of HIV Prevention and Treatment," a 16-page, 2005 paper from the The National AIDS Housing Coalition, is available (possibly free) from Nancy Bernstine at the Coalition, 1518 K St. NW, Wash., DC 20005, 202/347-0333, nahc@nationalaidshousing.org. www.nationalaidshousing.org [9728]

  • The Cost of Being Poor: Poverty, Lead Poisoning, and Policy Implementation, by Jeanita W. Richardson (222 pp., 2005, $119.95), has been published by Greenwood Press, 800/225-5800, www.greenwood.com [9703]

January/February 2006

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  • Journal of Health Care for the Poor & Underserved is a quarterly peer-reviewed journal from Meharry Medical College. Subs. are $25 students, $62 indivs., $295 insts. from Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, PO Box 19966, Baltimore, MD 21211-0966, 800/548-1784, www.press.jhu/journals [9676]

  • "Preventing Childhood Lead Poisoning in New Jersey: Advocates & State Government Working Together to Increase the Lead Screening of Children"" (2005) is available at www.aclu.org/P:oorRights/PoorRights.cfm?ID=19300&c=151 [9687]

  • "The Real Cost of a Healthy Diet: Healthful Foods Are Out of Reach for Low-Income Families in Boston, Massachusettts" is a Aug. 2005 report form the Food Security Project at Boston Medical Ctr. To obtain a copy from the Children's Nutrition Assessment website, google "C-SNAP healthy diet" [9679]

November/December 2005

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  • Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program at Howard University A 47-page, 2005 five-year report on this program, sponsored by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, is available (likely free) from the Foundation, 1330 G St. NW, Wash., DC 20005, 202/347-5270, www.kff.org [9641]

  • Measuring Health Disparities is a 2005 interactive CD-ROM based course, available (free) from the Michigan Public Health Training Center, 734/615-9439, dkurz@umich.edu, www.sitemaker.umich.edu/mhd [9611]

  • The Cost of Being Poor: Poverty, Lead Poisoning & Policy Implementation, by Jeanita W. Richardson (222 pp., 2005, $119.95), has been published by Greenwood, 800/225-5800, www.greenwood.com [9643]

  • Why Are So Many Minority Students in Special Education? Understanding Race & Disability in Schools, by Beth Harry & Janette Klingner (224 pp., 2005, $28.95), is available from Teachers Colllege Press, 800/575-6566, www.tcpress.com [9638]

September/October 2005

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  • Cells to Society is a new website from the Inst. for Policy Research at Northwestern Univ., which "seeks to integrate the social, behavioral, biomedical & life sciences to illuminate pathways contributing to health inqualities." [9585]

  • "Income, Poverty & Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2004," a 2005 Census Bureau report, can be found at www.census.gov/prod/2005pubs/p60-229.pdf [9567]

  • "K nowledge Paths: Racial & Ethnic Disparities in Health" (new 2005 edition) can be found at www.mchlibrary.info/KnowledgePaths/kp_race.html [9588]

  • "Know Your Rights: A Handbook for Patients with Chronic Illness" (2005) has been produced by Advocacy for Patients Wito Chronic Illness. Ordering inf./description at www.advocacyforpatients.org [9535]

  • "Medicaid Responsiveness, Health Coverage, and Economic Resilience: A Preliminaru Analysis" Sept. 2005) is an 8-page Execuctive Summary and Implications for Policymakers, available (possibly free) from The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, 1090 Vermont Ave. NW, #1100, Wash., DC 20005, www.jointcenter.org [9523]

  • The Kaiser Family Foundation website has a segment on "Race, Ethnicity & Health Care" - KaiserEDU.org [9587]

July/August 2005

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  • "Children's Elevated Risk of Asthma in Unmarried Families" is a 3-page, May 2005 Fragile Families Research Brief, available from the Ctr. for Research on Child Wellbeing, crcsw@opr.princeton.edu, crcw.princeton.edu/fragilefamilies [9469]

  • "The Color of Medicine: Strategies for Increasing Diversity in the U.S. Physician Workforce" (74 pp., June 2004 reprint) is available from Community Catalyst, 30 Winter St., 10th flr., Boston, MA 02108, 617/338-6035, www.communitycatalyst.org [9448]

May/June 2005

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  • "Hispanic Teen Pregnancy and Birth Rates: Looking Behind the Numbers" (8 pp., Feb. 2005), is a available (possibly free) from Child Trends, 4301 Conn. Ave. NW, #100, Wash., DC 20008, www.childtrends.org [9362]

  • "Insured and Uninsured -- A Midest Perspective" (11 pp., Winter 2005) is available (no price listed) from the Heartland Center, 7128 Arizona Ave., Hammond, IN 46323-2233, 219/844-7515, mail@heartlandctr.org [9380]

  • "Out of Breath: Childhood Asthma, Poverty and Housing" is an 8-page, 2005(?) publication, available (possibly free) from the Metropolitan Housing Coal., PO Box 4533, Louisville, KY 40204-4533, AC?/584-6858, www.metropolitanhousing.org [9413]

  • The Color of Medicine: Strategies for Increasing Diversity in the U.S. Physician Workforce (reprinted June 2004, 74 pp.)is available (as are many related reports) from Community Catalyst, 30 Winter St., 10th flr., Boston, MA 02108, 617/338-6035, wwww.communitycatalyst.org [9443]

  • "The New Role of Health Care in Economic Development," by Tracey M. Orloff & Karen Doran (63 pp., 1998), is avalable (no price listed) from the National Governors Association, 444 North Capitol St., Wash., DC 20001-1512. [9398]

March/April 2005

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  • "Are HIV/AIDS Conspiracy Beliefs a Barrier to HIV Prevention Among African Americans?," by Laura Bogart & Sheryl Thorburn appeared in the Feb. 1, 2005 issue (Vol. 38, no. 2, pp. 213-218) of JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. Available at www.jaids.com [9273]

  • In the Nation's Compelling Interest: Ensuring Diversity in the Health-Care Workforce (Dec. 2004), an Inst. of Medicine study, is available ($49.95) from 888/624-7651, www.nap.edu [9275]

  • Juvenile Drug Courts & Teen Substance Abuse, eds. Jeffrey Butts & John Roman (2004), has been published by Urban Inst. Press, 202/261-5709, paffairs@ui.urban.org [9213]

  • "Reading, Writing & Breathing: Schools, Air Toxics & Environmental Justice in California," by Manuel Pastor, Jr., James Sadd & Rachel Morello-Frsoch (16 pp., Jan. 2005), is available (possibly free) from the Ctr. for Justice, Tolerance & Community, Univ. of Calif., 1156 High St., Santa Cruz, CA 95064, 831/459-5743, cjtc@ucsc.edu, cjtc.ucsc.edu [9260]

  • "The Health & Well-Being of Young Children of Immigrants," by Randy Capps, Michael Fix, Jason Ost, Jane Reardon-Anderson & Jeffrey Passel a Feb. 2005 report, is available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 202/261-5709, paffairs@ui.urban.org [9291]

  • The Mississippi Center for Justice was founded in June 2002 by civil rights advocates, trial lawyers, social service advocates & others "committed to pursuing systemic advocacy strategies that combat discrimination & poverty in Mississippi." Areas of work include education, foster care, the criminal justice system, voting rights, health care, immigrants, housing. Inf. from the Ctr., 736 N. Congress St., Jackson, MS 39202, 601/352-2269, www.mscenterforjustice.org [9230]

  • "Variations & Trends in the Duration of Uninsurance," by Stephen Zuckerman & Jennifer Haley is a Nov. 2004 Discussion Paper, available (free) from The Urban Inst., 202/833-7200, bturpin@ui.urban.org [9287]

January/February 2005

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  • "State Profile of California: Data from the 2002 National Survey of America's Families," by Adam Safir is a 2004 Urban Inst. report available from them, 202/261-5709, paffairs@ui.urban.org [9172]

  • The World Health Org. Commn. on Social Determinants of Health has issued a Call for Proposals for its Knowledge Networks hub, on a range of topics, including Human Settlements and Social Exclusion. Jan. 21, 2005 deadline. Inf. from csdh@who.int [9216]

November/December 2004

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  • "Factors Affecting the Health of Men of Color in the United States," by Wilhelmina Leigh (2004) is available from the Jt. Ctr. for Pol. & Econ. Studies, Health Policy Inst., www.jointcenter.org [9084]

  • "Meeting the Workforce Development Needs of Community-Based Health Facilities: A Toolkit," by Wilhelmina Leigh, Kelley D. Coleman & Julia L. Andrews (2004) is available from the Jt. Ctr. for Pol. & Econ. Studies, Health Policy Inst., www.jointcenter.org [9085]

  • "Missing Persons: Minorities in the Health Professions" (208 pp., Oct. 2004) is the report of the Sullivan Commn. on Diversity in the Health Workforce. Available at admissions.duhs.duke.edu/sullivancommission/documents/sullivan_Final_Report_000.pdf [9098]

  • "Parents' Labor Force Participation: Does Child Health Matter?" (3 pp., Aug. 2004) is available (likely free) from the Ctr. for Research on Child Wellbeing, Wallace Hall, 2nd flr., Princeton Univ., Princeton, NJ 08544, crcw@opr.princeton.edu, crcw.princeton.edu/fragilefamilies [9025]

  • Race & Research: Perspectives on Minority Participation in Health Studies, eds. Bettina Beech & Maurine Goodman (2004), is available ($35.95) from the Amer. Public Health Assn., PO Box 753, Waldorf, MD 20604-0753, 301/893-1894, apha@tasco.com, www.apha.org [9063]

  • "The Health of Latino Communities in the Southern United States: Challenges & Opportunities" (Sept. 2004) is available from the Natl. Council of La Raza, www.nclr.org/files/26898_file_ThehealthOfLatino.pdf [9079]

  • "Visible Differences: Improving the Oral Health of African American Males" (2004) is available from the Jt. Ctr. for Pol. & Econ. Studies Health Policy Inst., www.jointcenter.org [9088]

September/October 2004

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  • A New Online Tutorial on the role of race & ethnicity in the US healthcare system is available from the Kaiser Family Fdn. at www.kaiseredu.org/Tutorials/index.cfm [8964]

  • "Environment Threatened" (July 2004), from the National Priorities Proj., offers state-by-state numbers on Bush Adm. budget cuts to clean water programs, the quality of the environment & a variety of health risks. Includes for each state: % of people breathing unhealthy air; number of people drinking unsafe water; % of people living in an area with 100 times the cancer risk goal set by the Clean Air Act; and more. Available at nationalpriorities.org/issues/env/threatened/index/html?env1 [8991]

  • "Literacy and Health in America" (48 pp., April 2004) is available ($15, but downloadable free) from Educ. Testing Service, Rosedale Rd., Princeton, NJ 08541, 609/921-9000, www.ets.org/research [8941]

  • "Primary Care Physicians Who Treat Blacks and Whites," by P.B. Bach, H.H. Pham, D. Schrag, R.C. Tate & J.L. Hargraves appeared in the Aug. 5, 2004 New England Journal of Medicine. The 15-page article reports results of a telephone survey of over 4,000 doctors and analysis of over 150,000 doctor visits by Medicare-covered Blacks and Whites. Among the conclusions: inferior qualifications and less access to resources among doctors who treat Blacks may contribute to racial disparities in the quality of health care. [8995]

  • Standing in the Shadows: Understanding & Overcoming Depression in Black Men, by John Head (2004), has been published by Broadway Books. [8957]

July/August 2004

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  • "A Directory of US Funding Sources for Community-Based Participatory Research" has been produced by The Northwest Health Fdn. & Community-Campus Partnerships for Health. Inf. from Jen Kauper-Brown, jenbr@u.washington.edu [8806]

  • "A State Policy to Eliminate Racial & Ethnic Health Disparities," by John A. McDonough (June 2004), is downloadable at www.openminds.com/indres/commonwealthagenda.htm [8870]

  • "Disparities Among Specific Racial, Ethnic & Cultural Groups" (2004?), from the Provider's Guide to Quality & Culture, offers data and inf. on health disparities for African Americans, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders & Hispanic/Latinos on 6 health areas (cancer, cardiovascular disease, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, immunizations, infant mortality). Fact sheets are downloadable at erc.msh.org/mainpage.cfm?file=7.20.htm&module=provider&language=English [8867]

  • "Driven to Tiers: Socioeconomic & Racial Disparities in the Quality of Nursing Home Care," by Vincent Mor, Jacqueline Zinn, Josephy Angelelli, Joan Teno & Susan Miller appeared in the June 2004 Milbank Quarterly, 645 Madison Ave., NYC, NY 10022-1095; available online: www.milbank.org/quarterly/8202feat/html [8842]

  • "Firearms Deaths among Children & Teens in 2000 and 2001" is the subject of a 2004 Children's Defense Fund report. Contact cdfcampaign@childrensdefense.org [8830]

  • Housing and ESC Rights Law Quarterly (inaugural edition), published by the Centre on Housing Rights & Evictions, has reports on right to health in Africa & Ecuador; the award-winning Scottish Homelessness Act of 2003; etc. Available at www/cohre.org/downloads/Quarterly_01.pdf [8876]

  • "Racial/Ethnic & Socioeconomic Disparities in Health: Implications for Action" was an April 29, 2004 forum in DC, sponsored by the Ctr. for the Advancement of Health and others. Presenters included Dolores Acevedo-Garcia, Paula Braverman, Gary Burtless, Congresswoman Donna Christensen (D-Virgin Is.), Harold Freeman, David Williams and others. Inf. (and possibly background papers) from the Ctr., 2000 Florida Ave. NW, #210, Wash., DC 20009-1231, 202/387-2829, www.clah.org [8828]

  • "Visible Differences: Improving Oral Health of African American Males" (2004) has been released by the Jt. Ctr. for Political & Econ. Studies Health Policy Inst., www.jointcenter.org/ [8849]

  • "Who, When, and How: The Current State of Race, Ethnicity, and Primary Language Data Collection in Hospitals," by Romana Hasnain-Wynia, Debra Pierce & Mary A. Pittman (May 2004), is downloadable at www.cmwf.org/media/releases/hasnain-wynia726_release05182004.asp [8866]

May/June 2004

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  • "Leaving Family for Work: Ambivalence & Mental Health among Migrants Latino Farmworkers," by Joseph G. Grzywacz, Julie Early, Janeth Tapia, Christopher M. Graham & Thomas Arcury (23 pp., Spring 2004) is available (no price listed) from the Ctr. for Latino Health Research, Dept. of Family & Comm. Medicine, Wake Forest Univ. School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1084, 336/716-9348. [8684]

  • "Substance Abuse & Welfare Reform," by Rukmalie Jayakody, Sheldon Danzinger, Kristin Seefeldt & Harold Pollack is a 4-page, April 2004 Policy Brief, available (possibly free) from the Natl. Poverty Ctr., 1015 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104, 734/615-5312, www.npc.umich.edu [8685]

March/April 2004

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  • "Closing the Health Care Gap of 2004" was introduced on Feb. 12, 2004 by Sen. Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) & Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA). Inf. from either Senator's office, 202/224-3121. [8459]

  • A Live Webcast to Address Racial & Ethnic Disparities in Health sponsored by the Kaiser Family Foundation will take place April 5, 2004, 2pm (EST), www.kaisernetwork.org/ask/racialdisparities/05apr04 [8486]

  • "Assessment of State Laws, Regulations & Practices Affecting the Collection & Reporting of Racial & Ethnic Data by Health Insurers & Managed Care Plans" a Feb. 2004 draft by the Natl. Health Law Program, is available from the HHS Office of Minority Health, www.omhrc.gov/omh/sidebar/datastat13.htm [8460]

  • "Asthma Among Homeless Children: Undercounting & Undertreating the Underserved" published in the March 2004 Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine reports that 50% of children entering NYC's shelter system have asthma; archpedi.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/158/3/244 [8602]

  • "Changes in Health Insurance Coverage During the Economic Downturn: 2000-2002," by John Holahan & Marie Wang is a 2004 Urban Inst. report, available at www.urban.org/url/cfm?ID=1000593 [8377]

  • "Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention," by Greg Spiegel (17 pp.) appeared in the Jan./Feb. 2004 issue of Clearinghouse Review: Journal of Poverty Law & Policy. Contact the Natl. Ctr. for Poverty Law, 50 E. Washington St., #500, Chicago, IL 60602, 312/263-3830, www.povertylaw.org [8592]

  • "HHS Reports Find Disparities in Health Care Among Black, Low-Income US Residents" and related links are available at cme.kff.org/Key=3D1371.TY.G.D.LkVkkg [8577]

  • "In the Nation's Compelling Interest: Ensuring Diversity in the Health Care Workforce" a 2004 Inst. of Medicine study is downloadable at www.nap.edu/books/030909125X/html/ [8599]

  • "Insuring America's Health: Principles & Recommendations" the National Academy of Sciences' call for universal health care by 2010 can be downloaded at www,nap.edu/books/0309091055/html/ [8600]

  • "Legal & Historical Roots of Health Care for American Indians & Alaska Natives in the US," by Brett Lee Shelton (14 pp., Fb. 2004), is available (likely free) from the Kaiser Family Fdn., 2400 Sand Hill Rd., Menlo Park, CA 94025, 650/854-9400, 202/347-5270 (DC office), www.kff.org [8525]

  • "Medical Schools, Affirmative Action & the Neglected Role of Social Class," by Stephen A. Magnus & Stephen S. Mick appeared in the Aug. 2000 issue of the Amer. Journal of Public Health (pp. 1197-2001); available from us with a SASE. [8551]

  • Nexus the peer-reviewed national journal published by the UCLA Asian American Studies Ctr. (headed by PRRAC Bd. member Don Nakanishi), is publishing a special issue on health. Manuscripts are due June 30, and letters of intent were due March 1 (but you can try, to: Prof. Marjorie Kagawa-Singer, UCLA School of Public Health & Asian Amer. Studies, Box 951772, 650 Charles Young Dr. S., LA, CA 90095-1771, 310/825-9481, mkagawa@ucla.edu) [8509]

  • "Race, Ethnicity & Health," by Kenneth Finegold & Laura Wherry (March 2004), an Urban Inst. report, is available (likely free) from 202/261-5815, bnowak@ui.urban.org [8484]

  • South End Press has a Winter 2003/Spring 2004 Catalog: 7 Brookline St., #1, Cambridge, MA 02139-4146, 800/533-8478, www.southendpress.org [8579]

  • "The Chronic Underrepresentation of African Americans in Medicine" (8 pp., Winter 2004) is available (possibly free) from the Educ. Testing Service, Rosedale Rd. 19-R, Princeton, NJ 08541-0001, 609/734-5694, pic@ets.org, www.ets.org/research/pic [8514]

  • "The Hispanic Paradox & Breastfeeding: Does Acculturation Matter?" is a 3-page, Feb. 2004 Research Brief, available (possibly free) from the Ctr. for Research on Child Wellbeing, Wallace Hall, 2nd flr., Princeton Univ., Princeton, NJ 08544, crcw@opr.princeton.edu, crcw.Princeton.edu/fragilefamilies [8596]

  • The National Conf. of State Legislators has a 2004 Publications Catalog, with items on children/families, economic development, education, the environment & health. Doubtless free from 7700 E. First Pl., Denver, CO 80230, 303/364-7812, [8538]

January/February 2004

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  • A Child Obesity Clearinghouse www.shapingamericasyouth.com [8269]

  • "Coming Together for Children with Disabilities: State Collaboration to Support Quality, Inclusive Child Care," by Jennifer Mezey, Katherine Beh Neas & Kate Irish www.clasp.org/DMS/Documents/1070980704.1/ccdf_idea_rpt.pdf [8293]

  • "Getting the Lead Out: Students, Toxins & Enviromental Racism," by Erik Ness www.rethinkingschools.org [8302]

  • Health and Social Justice: Politics, Ideology & Inequity in the Distribution of Disease, ed. Richard Hofrichter www.josseybass.com. [8215]

  • "Health Insurance Coverage of Children in Mixed-Status Immigrant Families," by Randy Capps, Genevieve M. Kenney & Michael Fix www.urban.org [8283]

  • "Mending the Health Care Divide: Eliminating Disparities in Access for Minority & Low Income Communities" [8220]

  • "Promoting Better Family Health" www.cssp.org [8245]

  • "Race, Ethnicity & Primary Language Data Collection: Who collects what & what do they do with it?" www.omhrc.gov/omh/sidebar/datastats13.htm [8290]

  • "Safety Net or Tangled Web? An Overview of Programs & Services for Adults with Disabilities," by David Wittenburg & Melissa Favreault www.urban.org [8231]

November/December 2003

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  • "Achieving the Promise: Transforming Mental Health Care in America" is the 2003 report of the President's Mental Health Commn.; downloadable at www.mentalhealthcommission/gov/reports/FinalReport/downloads/FinalReport.pdf [8148]

  • "African Americans & AIDS:" The Kaiser Family Fdn. has produced a Fact Sheet & a Key Facts Chartbook, both 2003, available, respectively, at www.kff.org/content/2003/6089, www.kff.org/content/2003/6090/ [8184]

  • "Are We Holding the Line on Health Coverage for Low-Income Families?" (2003), from the Kaiser Family Fdn., is available at www.kff.org/content/2003/20030729 [8181]

  • Community-Basd Health Research: Issues & Methods, eds. Daniel S. Blumenthal & Ralph J. DiClemente (2003) has been published by Springer Publishers, www.springerpub.com [8087]

  • "Digest of Cases & Other Resources in Fair Housing for People with Disabilities," by Michael Allen (94 pp., 2003), is available ($15.50) from the Bazelon Ctr. for Mental Health Law, 202/467-5730, x121, leec@bazelon.org, www.bazelon.org [8176]

  • "Ensuring Linguistic Access in Health Care Settings" is an Aug. 2003 manual from the Natl. Health Law Program. $65/nonprofits, $100/for-profits/govt./univs. Order from 310/204-6010, nhelp@healthlaw.org [8116]

  • "Health Insurance for Children: Analysis" is the Spring 2003 issue of The Future of Children. 15 articles, including "Historical Overview of Children's Health Care Coverage," "Which Children Are Still Uninsured & Why," "Gaps in Coverage for Children in Immigrant Families." Free from The Future of Children Distrib. Ctr., PO Box 8, Williamsport, PA 17703-9911, circulation@futureofchildren.org, www.futureofchildren.org [8178]

  • "How Do Patterns of Prescription Drug Coverage & Use Differ for White, African American & Latino Medicare Beneficiaries Under 65 & 65+?" (2003) is available from the Kaiser Family Fdn., www.kff.org/content/2003/6098 [8182]

  • "New Resources on Immigrant Health Care & Linguistic Access" have been posted on the Kaiser Family Fdn. website, www.kff.org/content/2003/20030821/. Included is a Natl. Health Law Prog. legal brief, "Ensuring Linguistic Access in Health Care Settings: An Overview of Current Legal Rights & Responsibilities." [8141]

  • Practicing Social Justice, eds. John J. Stretch, Ellen M. Burkemper, William J. Hutchison & Jan Wilson (249 pp., 2003), has been published by Haworth Press, 800/429-6784. Among the chapters: "Building Bridges & Improving Racial Harmony: An Evaluation of the Bridges Across Racial Polarization Program"; "Social Justice & Welfare Reform: A Shift in Policy"; "The Homeless in Missouri"; "Immigrant & Refugee Communities: Resiliency, Trauma, Policy & Practice"; and PRRAC Exec. Dir. Chester Hartman's "The Race/Poverty Intersection: Will We Ever Achieve Liberty & Justice for All?" [8052]

  • "What Does 'Fair Housing' Means for People with Disabilities," by Michael Allen (52 pp., 2003 ed.), is available ($6) from the Bazelon Ctr. for Mental Health Law, 202/467-5730, x121, leec2bazelon.org, www.bazelon.org [8175]

September/October 2003

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  • "Children's Insurance Coverage & Service Use Improve," by Genevieve M. Kenney, Jennifer Haley & Alexandra Tebay (4 pp., July 2003), is available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, anfinfo@ui.urban.org, www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=310816 [7981]

  • "Communities Sustain Public Health Improvements Through Organized Partnership Structures" is a 10-page, April 2003 pamphlet, available (likely free) from The Kellogg Fdn., One Michigan Ave. E., Battle Creek, MI 49017-4058, 269/968-1611, www.wkkf.org [7953]

  • "Failure to Thrive: The Continuing Poor Health of Medical Child Support," by Paula Roberts (May 2003), is available from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy www.clasp.org/DMS/Documents/1054585921.0/failure_to_thrive.pdf [8020]

  • "Familiarity with Medicaid & SCHIP Programs Grows & Interest in Enrolling Is High," by Genevieve M. Kenney, Jennifer Haley & Alexandra Tebay (2 pp., July 2003), is available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, anfinfo@ui.urban.org, www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=310817 [7982]

  • "Key Facts: Race, Ethnicity & Medical Care" (35 pp., June 2003 Update) is available (likely free) from The Kaiser Family Fdn., 2400 Sand Hill Rd., Menlo Park, CA 94025, 650/854-9400; downloadable at www.kff.org/content/2003/6069, www.kff.org [7990]

  • "Neighborhoods & Health: Building Evidence for Local Policy," by Kathryn Pettit, G. Thomas Kingley & Claudia Coulton is an Aug. 2003 Urban Inst. report, summarizing 5-city (Cleveland, Denver, Indianapolis, Oakland, Providence) project, available at www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=410819 [8001]

  • "The Role of Community-Based Participatory Research: Creating Partnerships, Improving Health" is a 2003 brochure from the US Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality. Available (free) from ahrqpubs@ahrq.gov or www.ahrq.gov/research/cbprrole.htm [7976]

  • "Your Fair Housing Rights" is the generic title of a series of 4 well-done pamphlets published by the Wash., DC Dept. of Housing & Comm. Dev. They deal, respectively, with Disability, Religion, Race/Color/National Origin & Sex. For copies, contact Sonia Gutierrez, DHCD, 801 N. Capitol St. NE, Wash., DC 20002, 202/442-7200. [7989]

July/August 2003

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  • "Are Children Left Behind? Children's Environmental Health Under the Bush Administration" (42 pp., 2003) is available (no price given) from the Children's Env. Health Network, 110 Maryland Ave. NE, #511, Wash., DC 20002, 202/543-4033; downloadable at www.cehn.org [7893]

  • "Block Grants Are the Wrong Prescription for Medicaid," by John Holahan & Alan Weil (May 2003) is available (free) from The Urban Inst., bnowak@ui.urban.org. [7919]

  • "Does the Health Care Safety Net Narrow the Access Gap?," by Brenda C. Spillman, Stephen Zuckerman & Bowen Garrett is an April 2003 Discussion Paper (03-02), from The Urban Inst., bnowak@ui.urban.org, urban.org/url.cfm?ID=310658 [7868]

  • "Getting In, Not Getting In, and Why: Understanding SCHIP Enrollment," by Ian Hill & Amy Westpfahl Lutzky (24 pp., May 2003, is available (possibly free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, www.urban.org [7859]

  • "Hardship among theUninsured: Choosing among Fodd, Housing & Health Insurance," by Sharon Long is a May 2003 Urban Inst. Policy Brief (B-54), available (free) from bnowak@ui.urban.org. [7918]

  • "How Many People Lack Health Insurance & For How Long?" is a 22-page, May 2003 Congressional Budget Office study, available on their website, Nearly 60 million people are uninsured at some point in the year, www.cbo.gov [7844]

  • "Is There a Hole in the Bucket? Understanding SCHIP Retention," by Ian Hill & Amy Westpfahl Lutzky (22 pp., May 2003), is availabl (possibly free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, www.urban.org [7858]

  • Language Services Action Kit (2003) has been produced by the Natl. Health Law Program, to aid advocates and health care providers ensure that people with limited English proficiency in their states get appropriate language assistance services in medical settings. $25 from lepactionkit@accessproject.org. [7885]

  • More Than a Market: Making Sense of Health Care Systems -- Lessons from Community Voices, HealthCare for the Underserved (168 pp., Sept. 2002) is available (possibly free) from The Kellogg Fdn., One Michigan Ave. E., Battle Creek, MI 49017-4058, 269/968-1611, www.communityvoices.org [7845]

  • "National Medical Spending Attributable to Overweight & Obesity: How Much, and Who's Paying?," by Eric Finkelstein, Ian C. Fiebelkorn & Guijing Wang (8 pp.), appeared in the May 14, 2003 issue of Health Affairs. Downloadable at www.healthaffairs.org/WebExclusives/2204Finkelstein.pdf [7923]

  • "Premium Assistance Programs under SCHIP: Not for the faint of heart," by Amy Westpfahl Lutzky & Ian Hill (28 pp., May 2003), is available (possibly free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, www.urban.org [7860]

  • "Preparing for Success: How Head Start Helps Childen with Disabilities & Their Families," by Jennifer Mezey & Katherine Beh Neas (2003), is available from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy, www.clasp.org/DMS/Documents/1052934362.69HS_disabilities.pdf [7875]

  • "Promoting the Health of Poor Preschool Children: What Do Federal Head Start Performance Standards Require?," by Rachel Schumacher (2003), is available from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy, clasp.org/DMS/Documents/1053012415.12HS_health.pdf [7876]

  • "Racial & Ethnic Disparities in Health Care: A Public Opinion Update" (11 pp., 2003) is available (no price listed) from the Natl. Conf. for Community & Justice, 475 Park Ave. S., 19th flr., NYC, NY 10016, 212/545-1300, national@nccj.org, www.nccj.org [7950]

May/June 2003

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  • "A Shared Destiny: Community Effects of Uninsurance" a 2003 Inst. of Medicine report, is available at www.communitycat.org/acrobat/The_Color_of_Medicine.pdf [7668]

  • "An Advocate's Guide to the Medicaid Program" (2001 ed.) is available ($135 nonprofits, $235 others) from the Natl. Health Law Prog., 2639 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA, CA 90034, 310/204-6010, nhelp@healthlaw.org, www.healthlaw.org/advguide [7646]

  • "Avoiding Cruel Choices: A guide for policymakers & family organizations on Medicaid's role in preventing custody relinquishment," by Chris Koyanagi (2002), is available from the Bazelon Ctr. for Mental Health Law, 1101 15th St. NW, #1212, Wash., DC 20005, 202/467-4232, info@bazelon.org, Downloadable at www.bazelon.org/issues/children, www.bazelon.org [7566]

  • "Compendium of Cultural Competence Initiatives in Health Care" (25 pp., Jan. 2003) is available (likely free) from the Kaiser Family Fdn., 1330 G St. NW, Wash., DC 20005, 202/347-5250; downloadable at www.kff.org/content/2003/6067 [7612]

  • "Compendium of Cultural Competence Initiatives in Health Care" is a Jan. 2003 Kaiser Family Fdn. report, available at www.kff.org/content/2003/6067 [7669]

  • "Grant Awards Relevant to Racial & Ethnic Minority Children, FY 2002" is a March 2003 fact sheet describing last year's grants from the HHS Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality. www.ahrq.gov [7677]

  • "Hispanic Patients' Double Burden: Lack of Health Insurances & Limited English" is a Feb. 2003 report from the Commonwealth Fund; available at www.cmwf.org/programs/insurance/doty_hispanicdoubleburden_592.pdf [7666]

  • "Safer Schools: Achieving a Healthy Learning Environment Through Integrated Pest Management" based on a study of 27 school districts in 19 states, is available from Beyond Pesticides, 701 E St. SE, #200, Wash., DC 20003, 202/543-5450, kowens@beyondpesticides.org; downloadable at www.beyondpesticides.org/schools [7655]

  • "The Color of Medicine: Strategies for Increasing Diversity in the US Physician Workforce" (April 2002) is available at www.communitycat.org/acrobat/The_Color_of_Medicine.pdf [7667]

  • Unequal Treatment: Understanding Racial & Ethnic Disparities in Health Care (March 2002) is available from Natl. Academies Press, 800/624-6242; downloadable at www.nap.edu/catalog.10260.html [7708]

March/April 2003

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  • "A Brown Paper: The Health of South Asians in the United States" (2002) has been published by the South Asian Public Health Assn. Available at www.sapha.net [7471]

  • American Journal of Public Health Feb. 2003 issue (Vol. 93, No. 2) is devoted to racial/ethnic disparities and bias; lots of interesting articles. Amer. Public Health Assn., 800 I St. NW, Wash., DC 20001, 202/777-2742, www.ajph.org [7464]

  • Closing the Gap is a free newsletter from the HHS Office of Minority Health. The Jan./Feb. 2003 issue reports on the first Natl. Leadership Summit on Eliminating Racial & Ethnic Disparities in Health. To receive it, info@omhrc.gov, or write OMHRC, PO Box 37337, Wash., DC 20013. [7469]

  • Community Based Participatory Research for Health, eds. Meredith Minkler & Nina Wallerstein (2002) has been published by Jossey-Bass, 800/956-7739; $45. Among the 19 contributions are "The Dance of Race & Privilege in Community Based Participatory Research" (Vivian Chavez et al.) & "Participatory Action Research with Hotel Room Cleaners: From Collaborative Study to the Bargaining Table" (Pam Tau, Niklas Krause, Charles Goetchius). Included also is an appendix with resources (PRRAC among them) and a protocol for community based research. [7540]

  • "Medicare Managed Care CAHPS - Research Findings on Health of Vulnerable Subgroups & Plan Ratings" is a CD-ROM, available (free) from the HHS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Blvd., Mail Stop S1-15-03, Baltimore, MD 21244-1850, Aheller2@cms.hhs.gov [7533]

  • "Racial & Ethnic Disparities in Health Care: A Public Opinion Update" conducted for the Natl. Conf. on Community Justice by Princeton Survey Research Associates, concluded: "Americans see racism as a problem for this nation in many areas, including health care." Available at www.nccj.org [7550]

  • "Racial/Ethnic Differences in Cardiac Care: The Weight of the Evidence" (23 pp., Oct. 2002) is available (likely free) from the Kaiser Family Fdn., 2400 Sand Hill Rd., Menlo Park, CA 94025, 800/656-4533, www.kff.org [7503]

  • "The Social & Economic Determinants of the Public's Health" (34 pp., 2001) is the report of the 2001 Salzburg Seminar; available (likely free) from The WK Kellogg Fdn., 1 Mich. Ave. E., Battle Creek, MI 49017-4058. 269/968-1611, www.wkkf.org [7313]

January/February 2003

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  • "Addressing Oral Health Needs: A How-To Guide" is available from www.communitycatalyst.org/acrobat/Dental_How_To_Guide.pdf. [7332]

  • Poverty Law Manual for the New Lawyer (2002) has been published by the Natl. Ctr. on Poverty Law. All articles -- on TANF, food stamps, public housing, health, domestic violence, family law, etc. -- are available at www.povertylaw.org [7413]

  • "Rural Houisng & Health" is the theme of the Fall/Winter issue of Rural Voices, the magazine of the Housing Assistance Council. Free (as are subs.) from HAC, 1025 Vermont Ave. NW, #606, Wash., DC 20005, 202/842-8600. [7315]

  • "The Health & Well-Being of Children in Immigrant Families,," by Jane Reardon-Anderson, Randy Capps & Michael Fix (7 pp., Nov. 2002), is available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5687. [7385]

  • "The Impact of Welfare Sanctions on the Health of Infants & Toddlers. A Report from the Children's Sentinel Nutrition Assessment Program" (July 2002) is available at http://dcc2.bumc.bu.edu/csnappublic/C-SNAP%20Report.pdf [7324]

  • Welfare Made a Difference: Escaping Violence, Finding Safety is a Sept. 2002 booklet, available (free) from accles@yahoo.com, www.wmadcampaign.org [7326]

November/December 2002

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  • "Highlights from The Urban Institute's SCHIP Evaluation", by Lisa Dubay, Genevieve M. Kenney, Jennifer Haley & Harold Leibovitz is a 2-part slide show summarizing research results from their SCHIP evauation, www.urban.org/Presentations/ANF_SCHIP_eval/SCHIPeval_files/frame.htm. [7298]

  • "900,000 Children in Jeopardy of Losing Health Coverage" is the subject of a Sept. 2002 analysis by Families USA, www.familiesusa.org. [7205]

  • Care Without Coverage: Too Little, Too Late is a 212-page, 2002 Inst. of Medicine Report, available ($31.50) from 800/624-6242, www.iom.edu/uninsured. [7243]

  • Community-Based Participatory Research for Health, by Nina Wallerstein & Meredith Minkler is a forthcoming book (may be out by the time this issue arrives), published by Jossey-Bass. Book description available at www.josseybass.com/cda/product/0,,0787964573,00.html. [7213]

  • "Crossing Divides: New Common Ground on Poverty & Economic Security," by Tammy Draut, David Callahan & Corinna Hawkes (37 pp., 2002) -- examining 4 cases of policymaking during the 1990s (EITC, IDAs, CHIP, Empowerment Zones) -- is available (possibly free) from Demos, 155 Ave. of the Americas, 4th flr., NYC, NY 10013, 212/633-1405, www.demos-usa.org. [7171]

  • "Escaping IDEA: Freeing Parents, Teachers & Students through Deregulation & Choice," by Marie Gryphon & David Salisbury (23 pp., July 2002), is available ($6) from the Cato Inst., 1000 Mass. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20001, 800/787-1241. www.cato.org [6997]

  • "Five Things Everyone Should Know About SCHIP," by Lisa Dubay, Ian Hill & Genevieve M. Kenney ()ct. 2002), an Urban Inst. report, is available (likely free) from 202/261-5709, pffairs@ui.urban.org, www.urban.org. [7231]

  • Poverty Research News the newsletter of the Northwestern Univ./Univ. of Chi. Jt. Ctr. on Poverty Research, has in its July/Aug. 2002 issue 5 articles: on Milwaukee's New Hope program; health and low-income families; welfare reform in rural Appalachia; welfare recipients' struggles to balance work & family; how teens fare poorly under welfare reform policies. Contact the Ctr., 2046 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, IL 60208-4108, 773/271-0611 for a copy, www.jcpr.org. [7232]

  • Promises to Keep: Public Health Policy for American Indians & Alaska Natives in the 21st Century, eds. Mim Dixon & Yvette Roubideaux (312 pp., 2001), is available ($26.95 + s/h to non-members) from Amer. Public Health Assn., 301/893-1894, APHA@TASCO1.com, www.apha.org. [7165]

  • "Pursuing Racial Justice" is the July/Aug. 2002 issue of Clearinghouse Review: Journal of Poverty Law & Policy, the 2nd of a 2-part special. The 7 articles + 4 book reviews (one of which is PRRAC Exec. Dir. Chester Hartman's review of Paul Wachtel's Race in the Mind of America: Breaking the Vicious Circle Between Blacks and Whites) cover health care disparities, retail car loan discrimination, predatory lending, employment discrimination, immigrant worker organizing, racial segregation in FHA programs, and other issues. Ordering inf. (for both parts) from the Natl. Ctr. on Poverty Law, 205 W. Monroe St., 2nd flr., Chicago, IL 60606, 312/263-3830, admin@povertylaw.org. www.povertylaw.org [7143]

  • The Hispanic Health Improvement Act was introduced Sept. 2002 by Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) & Rep. Ciro Rodriguez (D-TX). [7211]

  • "The Insurance Gap & Minority Health Care, 1997-2001," by J. Lee Hargraves is a 4-page, June 2002 Tracking Report from the Ctr. for Studying Health System Change, 600 Maryland Ave. SW, #550, Wash., DC 20024-2512, 202/484-5261, www.hschange.org. [7241]

  • "Welfare Reform: Outcomes for TANF Recipients with Impairments" is a 32-page, July 2002 GAO report (GAO-02-0884), available, free, from USGAO, 441 G St. NW, Rm. LM, Wash., DC 20548, 202/512-6000, www.gao.gov [7207]

  • "Welfare Sanctions Associated with Food Insecurity" is the topic of a (2002) research report from The Boston Medical Ctr., based on a 3-yr. review of data collected by 5 urban medical ctrs. of 2,718 children. Hospitalization data also are included. Study available from Gino DiGravio, 617/638-8491. [7152]

September/October 2002

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  • "Doctors Speak Out About Welfare Reform" was a June 2002 Capitol Hill program, sponsored by the Assn. of Maternal & Child Health Progs.& Finding Common Ground. Presentation materials may be available from AMCHP, 1220 19th St. NW, Wash., DC 20036, 202/833-6022. [7101]

  • "Children's Health & TANF Sanctions" is the subject of an article in the July 2002 Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine, available at dcc2.bumc.bu.edu/csnappublic/Welfaresanctions.htm. [7079]

  • "Developing a Health Plan Report Card on Quality Care for Minority Populations" (2002) is available at www.cmwf.org/programs/minority/nerenz_reportcard.547.pdf. [7097]

  • "Disabilities among Children & Mothers in Low-Income Families," by Sharon M. Lee, Melissa Sills & Gi-Taik Oh (7 pp., June 2002), is available (possibly free) from the Inst. for Women's Policy Research (headed by PRRAC Soc. Sci. Adv. Bd. member Heidi Hartmann), 202/785-5100. www.iwpr.org [6994]

  • Expanding Access to Quality Health Care: Solutions for the Uninsured is the title of a 2002 Congressional hearing. Testimony by Ron Pollack of Families USA is at www.familiesusa.org/Ron%27sTestimonyfor792002.pdf. [7099]

  • "Family Out-of-Pocket Spending for Health Services: A Continuing Source of Financial Insecurity" (2002) is available at www.cmwf.org/programs/insurance/merlis_oopspending.509.pdf. [7095]

  • "Immigrant Access to Health Benefits: A Resource Manual" (rev. ed., 2002) is available ($25) from the Natl. Health Law Prog., 2639 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA, CA 90034, 310/204-6010, nhelp@healthlaw.org. [7080]

  • "Pursuing Racial Justice" is the May/June 2002 issue of Clearinghouse Review: Journal of Poverty Law & Policy, the first of a 2-part special. The 16 articles in the 196-page issue cover health, housing, employment, welfare, consumer issues, education, Legal Services, environmental justice, immigrants, transportation; and among the authors are current & former PRRAC Board members Jane Perkins, Alan Houseman & Florence Wagman Roisman. Ordering inf. from the Natl. Ctr. on Poverty Law, 205 W. Monroe St., 2nd flr., Chicago, IL 60606, 312/263-3830, admin@povertylaw.org. www.povertylaw.org. [6977]

  • "Reaching Out: Successful Efforts to Provide Children & Families with Health Care" (2002) is available at www.communityvoices.org/PDF/ReachingOut.pdf. [7091]

  • "Reaching Uninsured Children Through Medicaid: If You Build It Right, They Will Come" (2002) is available at www.kff.org/content/2002/20020611/4040/pdf. [7093]

  • "SCHIP Disenrollment & State Policies" (2002) examines the relationship between disenrollment in the child health insurance program & state policies in 4 states that together represented where 1/3 of SCHIPP enrollees lived at the time of the study. www.ahrq.gov/about/cods/chiribrf1.htm. [7092]

  • "Should Health Care Professionals Consider Civil Disobedience as a Tool to Achieve Universal Healthcare?," by Norbert Goldfield (24 pp., May 2002), is available (possibly free) from the author, nigoldfield@msn.com. [7052]

  • "States as Innovators in Low-Income Health Coverage," by John Holahan & Mary Beth Pohl (June 2002), is available (free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, bnowak@ui.urban.org. www.urban.org/ViewPub.cfm?PubID=310519 [7033]

  • "States' Use of Medicaid Maximization Strategies to Tap Federal Revenues: Program Implications & Consequences," by Teresa Coughlin & Stephen Zuckerman (June 2002), is available (free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, bnowak@ui.urban.org. www.urban.org/ViewPub.cfm?PubID=310525. [7034]

  • Stumbling Toward Sustainability, ed. John C. Dernbach (ca. 1,058 pp., July 2002), a Rio+10 collection, has been published by the Environmental Law Inst., 800/433-5120; $69.95. The 32 chapters cover a range of topics, including medical/public health services, transportation, K-12 & higher education, hazardous waste/Superfund, public access to inf./participation/justice, local/state/natl. governance, population, plus all the specific environmental concerns. www.eli.org. [7040]

  • "The Health of Latino Children: Urgent Priorities, Unanswered Questions & a Research Agenda," by Glenn Flores + 14 co-authors, appeared in the July 3, 2002 J. Amer. Medical Assn. (vol. 288, no. 1). Reprints of the 9-page article are available (likely free) from Dr. Flores, Div. Gen. Pediatrics, Boston Med. Ctr., 91 E. Concord St., Maternity 419, Boston, MA 02118, glenn.flores@bmc.org. [7051]

  • "The Inst. for Policy Research (Northwestern Univ.)" has available its Spring 2002 Working Papers catalogue, listing papers on poverty/race/inequality, labor markets/employment, child/adolescent/family studies, education, law/social justice, health, philanthropy/voluntarism/nonprofits, environment. IPR, 2040 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, IL 60208-4100, 847/491-3395. www.northwestern.edu/ipr. [7108]

  • "The Insurance Gap & Minority Health Care, 1997-2001" (2002) is available at www.hschange.org/CONTENT/443/443.pdf. [7096]

  • The National Priorities Project website provides tables showing what different areas of military spending cost your state and what that money could buy to meet local needs instead: health care, Head Start, housing, teachers, etc. www.nationalpriorities.org/issues/military/tradeoffs.html. [7118]

  • The Natl. Priorities Proj. has added Health as an issue area. database.nationalpriorities.org. [7046]

  • The Provider's Guide to Quality Care & Culture is a new (2002) website explaining cultural competence & providing tools to help health care profls. provide culturally appropriate care. erc.msh.org/mainpage.cfm?file=2.0.htm&module=provider&language=English. [7098]

July/August 2002

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  • An Advocates' Guide to the Medicaid Program (2001 ed.) is available ($135 nonprofits, $235 others) from the Natl. Health Law Prog., 2639 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA, CA 90034, 310/204-6010, nhelp@healthlaw.org. CD-ROM version available. www.healthlaw.org [6893]

  • "Confronting Chronic Neglect: The Education & Training of Health Professionals on Family Violence" a report from the Natl. Research Council & Inst. of Medicine, is available (possibly free), in an 11-page Exec. Summary version, from the Natl. Academy Press, 800/624-6242. www.nap.edu [6732]

  • "Early Experience with Covering Uninsured Parents Under SCHIP," by Embry Howell, Ruth A. Almeida, Lisa Dubay & Genevieve M. Kenney is a 7-page, May 2002 report, available (free) from the Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5687, pubs@ui.urban.org. [6761]

  • "Health Policy for Low-Income People: Profiles of 13 States," by Amy Westpfahl Lutzky, John Holahan & Joshua Wiener is an April 2002 Urban Inst. Occasional Paper, available at www.urban.org/ViewPub.cfm?PubID=310490. [6764]

  • "Health Policy for Low-Income People: States' Responses to New Challenges," by John Holahan, Joshua Wiener & Amy Westpfahl Lutzky (May 2002), is available at www.healthaffairs.org/WebExclusives/2104Holahan2.pdf. [6765]

  • "Problems with Access to Dental Care for Medicaid-Insured Children: What Caregivers Think" (Jan. 2002) is available at www.ajph.org./content/vol92/issue1/ [6822]

  • "Providing Language Interpretation Services in Health Care Settings: Examples from the Field" a nationwide survey of interpreter services in various health care settings, with recommendations, a Commonwealth Fund/Natl. Health Law Prog. study, is available (free) from 212/606-3800; downloadable from www.healthlaw.org. [6913]

  • "Recent Changes in Health Policy for Low-Income People in Michigan," by Jane Tilly, Frank C. Ullman & Julie Chesky (March 2002), is on the Urban Inst. website: www.urban.org/UploadedPDF/310442.pdf; bnowak@ui.urban.org. [6808]

  • "Recent Changes in Health Policy for Low-Income People in New York," by Teresa Coughlin & Amy Westpfahl Lutzky (March 2002), is available on the Urban Inst. website: www.urban.org/ViewPub.cfm?PublicationID=7629; bnowak@ui.urban.org. [6809]

  • "Recent Changes in Health Policy for Low-Income People in California," by Amy Westpfahl Lutzky & Stephen Zuckerman (March 2002), is on the Urban Inst. website: www.urban.org/ViewPub.cfm?PubID=310441; bnowak@ui.urban.org. [6814]

  • "Recent Changes in Health Policy for Low-Income People in Massachusetts," by Randall R. Bovbjerg & Frank C. Ullman (March 2002), is on the Urban Inst. website: www.urban.org/UploadedPDF/310431.pdf; bnowak@ui.urban.org. [6815]

  • "Recent Changes in Health Policy for Low-Income People in Minnesota," by Sharon Long & Stephanie J. Kendall (March 2002), is on the Urban Inst. website: www.urban.org/ViewPub.cfm?PubID=310443; bnowak@ui.urban.org. [6816]

  • "Recent Changes in Health Policy for Low-Income People in New Jersey," by Randall R. Bovbjerg & Frank C. Ullman (March 2002), is on the Urban Inst. website: www.urban.org/UploadedPF/310438.pdf; bnowak@ui.urban.org. [6817]

  • "Recent Changes in Health Policy for Low-Income People in Wisconsin," by Brian K. Bruen & Joshua Wiener (March 2002), is on the Urban Inst. website: www.urban.org/UploadedPDF/310437.pdf; bnowak@ui.urban.org. [6818]

  • "Recent Changes in Health Policy for Low-Income People in Florida," by Alshadye Yemane & Ian Hill (April 2002), is on the Urban Inst. website: www.urban.org/ViewPub.cfm?PubID=310473, bnowak@ui.urban.org. [6824]

  • "State of the States" (Jan. 2002) provides an assessment of how budget pressures have forced many states to re-think health coverage expansions. From the Robert Wood Johnson Fdn.: .www.statecoverage.net/pdf/stateofstates2002.pdf. [6819]

  • "State Profiles of Health Insurance, Access & Use" (Jan. 2002), based on the 1999 Natl. Survey of America's Families, profiles 13 states (AL, CA, CO, FL, MA, MI, MN, MS, NJ, NY, TX, WA, WI) -- newfederalism.urban.org/html/state_focus.html. [6820]

  • The American Journal of Public Health (Vol. 92, No. 5, May 2002) is devoted to the relation of housing and health, with a dozen articles on miscellaneous topics; www.ajph.org. [6864]

  • The Inst. for Policy Research of Northwestern Univ. has available its 2001-2002 publications catalog, listing studies on Poverty/Race/Inequality, Child/Adolescent/Families, Law/Social Justice, Health, Urban. 2040 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, IL 60208, 847/491-3395. www.northwestern.edu/IPR [6882]

  • The Natl. Health Law Program has available a May 2002 publications list. Available from 2639 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA, CA 90034, 310/204-6010, nhelp@healthlaw.org. www.healthlaw.org [6892]

  • "Trends in Medical Coverage that Active Workers Receive from Employers: Implications for Reforming the Medicare Benefit Package," by Marsha Gold (June? 2002), a Mathematica study, is available on their website: www.mathematica-mpr.com/pdfs/redirect.asp?strSite=trendworkers.pdf; a printed copy is available from 202/653-7220. [6786]

  • "Trends in Racial and Ethnic-Specific Rates for the Health Status Indicators: US, 1990-98" (Jan. 2002) is available at www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/statnt.statnt23.pdf. [6821]

  • "When It's Your Own Child: A Report on Special Education from the Families Who Use it" (33 pp., 2002), is available ($10) from Public Agenda, 6 E. 39 St., NYC, NY 10016-0112, 212/686-6610, paresearch@aol.com. www.publicagenda.org [6878]

  • "Women's Health in the US: Health Coverage & Access to Care" (47 pp., May 2002) is available (likely free) from the Kaiser Family Fdn., 800/656-4533 (pub. #6027); downloadable from http://www.kff.org./women. [6888]

  • www.chcf.org is the Calif. HealthCare Fdn. website, "a comprehensive, easy-to-use information resource on health care policy, delivery & financing." [6875]

  • www.statehealthfacts.kff.org from the Kaiser Family Foundation, provides a range of state health data, esp. on insurance coverage & the uninsured. [6887]

May/June 2002

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  • "Children's Eligibility for Medicaid & SCHIP: A View from 2000," by Lisa Dubay, Jennifer Haley & Genevieve M. Kenney (7 pp., March 2002), is available (free) from The Urban Inst., 202/261-5687, pubs@ui.urban.org, bnowak@ui.urban.org. [5546]

  • "Children's Participation in Medicaid & SCHIP: Early in the SCHIP Era," by Lisa Dubay, Genevieve M. Kenney & Jennifer Haley is a 7-page, March 2002 Urban Inst. report, available (free) from 202/261-5687, pubs@ui.urban.org, bnowak@ui.urban.org. [5545]

  • "Coordinating Medicaid and Food Stamps: How New Food Stamp Policies Can Reduce Barriers to Health Care Coverage for Low-Income Working Families," by Liz Schott, Stacy Dean & Jocelyn Guyer (September 2001) can obtained from the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities, 202/408-1080 or 820 1st St. NE, #510, Wash., DC 20002. Downloadable at www.cbpp.org/9-14-01fs.pdf. [5489]

  • Health Action Toolkit contains inf. on the uninsured, Medicare, Medicaid, children's health, prescription drugs, communities of color, general health resources & skills/resources. Accessible at www.familiesusa.org. [5623]

  • "Health Care Access for Uninsured Adults: A Strong Safety Net Is Not the Same as Insurance," by John Holahan & Brenda C. Spillman is a 7-page, Jan. 2002 report, available, free, from The Urban Inst., 202/261-5687, pubs@ui.urban.org, bnowak@ui.urban.org. [5537]

  • Health is a Human Right a proposed Constitutional Amendment, is legisation (H.J. Res. 29) introduced by Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. Find it at thomas.loc.gov/, or contact congressman@jessejacksonjr.org. [5603]

  • "Principlies to Protect the Health Interests of Women, Children, Youth & Their Families" (4 pp.) is available (likely free) from the Assn. of Maternal & Child Health Progs., 1220 19th St. NW, #801, Wash., DC 20036, 202/775-0436. www.amchp.org [5627]

  • "Recent Changes in Health Policy for Low-Income People in Washington [state]," by John Holahan & Mary Beth Pohl is a Feb. 2002 report from The Urban Inst., available at newfederalism.urban.org/html/HP_Washington.html, bnowak@ui.urban.org. [5532]

  • "Recent Changes in Health Policy for Low-Income People in Mississippi," by Barbara Ormond & Frank C. Ullman is a Feb. 2002 Urban Inst. report: newfederalism.urban.org/pdf/HP_Mississippi.pdf, bnowak@ui.urban.org. [5534]

  • "Recent Changes in Health Policy for Low-Income People in Alabama," by Barbara Ormond & Alyssa Wigton is a March 2002 Urban Inst. report, available at newfederalism.urban.org/html.HP_Alabama.html, bnowak@ui.urban.org. [5567]

  • "Recent Changes in Health Policy for Low-Income People in Colorado," by Jane Tilly & Julie Chesky is a March 2002 Urban Inst. report, available at www.urban.org/UploadedPDF/310439.pdf, bnowak@ui.urban.org. [5568]

  • "Recent Changes in Health Policy for Low-Income People in Texas," by Joshua Wiener & Niall Brennan a March 2002 Urban Inst. report, is available at newfederalism.urban.org/html/HP_Texas.html, bnowak@ui.urban.org. [5569]

  • Rethinking WIC: An Evaluation of the Wonen, Infants & Children Program, by Douglas J. Besharov & Peter Germanis is available from AEI Press, 800/937-5557. [5609]

March/April 2002

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  • "Calvert-Henderson Quality of Life Indicators: A New Tool for Assessing Natonal Trends," eds. Hazel Henderson, Jon Lickerman & Patrice Flynn (392 pp., 2000) is available ($19.95) from Flynn Research, PO Box 726, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425, 304/728-9499 www.FlynnResearch.com [4694]

  • Closing the Gap the newletter of the Office of Minority Health, HHS, features in its Sept./Oct. 2001 issue a series of articles on "Men's Health." It's free, from 800/444-6472. www.omhrc.gov [4751]

  • "Health Care Access for Uninsured Adults: A Strong Safety Net Is Not the Same as Insurance," by John Holahan & Brenda C. Spillman is a Jan. 2002 Urban Inst. Policy Brief. Available from bnowak@ui.urban.org or htpp://newfederalism.urban.org/html/series_b/b42/b42.html [4790]

  • Indicators: The Journal of Social Health is a new journal. The initial (Winter 2001/2002) issue contains "The State of Education in America," an interview with Sen. Edward Kennedy; "Is the Education Revolution Coming?," by Robert J. Blendon et al.; "A Proposal to Revive Public Investment in Schools," by Christian M. Weller & Jeffrey Wenger; "A Social Report on America's Well-Being," by Marque-Luisa Miringoff et al.; "Welfare Reform & Children," by Guy Stevens; "Evaluating Welfare Reform in an Era of Transition," by Thomas Corbett; and "Health Indicators of the Standard of Living," by Richard H. Steckel. Subs. to the quarterly are $50/indivs., $200 insts. (20% discount intro. offer) from ME Sharpe, 800/541-6563. [4695]

  • "Making the Grade on Women's Health: A National & State-by-State Report Card" (2001) has been produced by the National Women's Law Ctr. (co-directed by former PRRAC Board member Nancy Duff Campbell). They also have a 2000 edition. Each is $30, from the Ctr., 11 Dupont Circ., #800, Wash., DC 20036, 202/588-5180 info@nwlc.org [4760]

  • "Preventing Childhood Lead Poisoning Through Code Enforcement: Ten Effective Strategies" is available (no price given) from the Alliance to End Childhood Lead Poisoning, 202/543-1147 aeclp@aeclp.org www.aeclp.org/strategies.pdf [4780]

  • "Racial, Ethnic & Primary Language Data Collection in the Health Care System: An Assessment of Federal Policies & Practices" is a Oct. 2001 Commonwealth Fund report, available on their website www.cmwf.org/programs/minority/perot_racialethnic_492.pdf [4756]

  • "The Natl. Conf. of State Legislatures" has a 2002 Publications Catalog: books on children/families, education, econ. dev., environment, health. 303/863-8003. books@ncsl.org [4729]

  • "Trends in Racial & Ethnic-Specific Rates for the Health Status Indicators: US, 1990-98," by Kenneth G. Keppel, Jeffrey N. Pearcy & Diane K. Wagener (16-pp., Jan. 2002) is a HHS report; "U.S. Health Improves, But Racial Gaps Remain" was the headline on the newspaper item on this study. Available (likely free) from CDCP, Natl. Ctr. for Health Statistics, 6525 Belcrest Rd., Hyattsville, MD 20782-2003, 301/458-4636, nchsquery@cdc.gov. www.cdc.gov/nchs [4698]

  • "Twenty-Five Years of Educating Children with Disabilities: The Good News & the Work Ahead" is a 64-page, 2002 report from the Amer. Youth Policy Forum & the Ctr. on Education Policy. Downloadable from their website and available (likely free) from AYPF, 1836 Jefferson Pl. NW, Wash., DC 20036, 202/775-9731 aypf@aypf.org or the Ctr., 1001 Conn. Ave. NW, #522, Wash., DC 20036, 202/822-8065. ctredpol@ctredpol.org www.ctredpol.org www.aypf.org [4688]

  • "Urban Indian Health," by Ralph Forquera is a 19 pp., Nov. 2001 Issue Brief, available, free, from the Kaiser Family Fdn., 800/656-4533 (ask for pub. #6006). www.kff.org [4728]

  • "Welfare Reform: More Coordinated Federal Effort Could Help States & Localities Move TANF Recipients with Impairments Toward Employment" is a 50-page, Oct. 2001 GAO report (GAO-02-37), available, free, from USGAO, PO Box 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000. Also downloadable on their website (look under Nov. 1, 2001 listings). www.gao.gov [4710]

January/February 2002

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  • "Getting Health Care When You Are Uninsured: A Survey of Uninsured Patients at Inova Alexandria Hospital in Alexandria, VA," by Dennis Andrulis, Christina An & Carol Pryor (32 pp. + Apps., Dec. 2000) is available (no price listed) from The Access Proj., 30 Winter St., #930, Boston, MA 02108, 617/654-9911, www.accesspoject.org. [3931]

  • "Health as a National Asset; Can This Perspective from Finland Help Us Reform our Health Sector?," by Phyllis Freeman & Anthony Robbins is a 39-page, Oct. 2001 report, available (likely free) from the McCormick Inst. of Public Affairs, Univ. Mass., Boston, MA 02125-3393, phyllis.freeman@umb.edu. [3922]

  • "Medicaid-Eligible Adults Who Are Not Enrolled: Who Are They & Do They Get the Care They Need?," by Amy J. Davidoff, Bowen Garrett & Alshadye Yemane is an Oct. 2001 Urban Inst. Policy Brief, available (likely free) from the Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, bnowak@ui.urban.org; newfederalism.urban.org/html.anf_a48.html. [4024]

  • "Minorities in Minnesota More Likely to Lack Health Insurance" was the headline of an item in a recent issue of the Amer. Public Health Assn. newsletter. The report it refers to is "Final Report to the Secretary, Health Resources & Services Administraton, State of Minn. Dept. of Health" (65 pp., Oct. 2001). Available from the Health Economics Prog. at the Dept., 121 E. 7th Place, #400, St. Paul, MN 55101, 651/282-6367. www.health.state.mn.us [4210]

  • "Mobilizing to FIight HIV/AIDS in the African-American Community," eds. Jennifer C. Friday, Marsha Lillie-Blanton & Jennifer Kates is a 48-page, April 2001 Supplement to Minority Health Today. Available, likely free, with a Survey of Black Elected Officials Chartpack, from the Kaiser Family Fdn., 800/656-4533. [3926]

  • "Patterns of Child-Parent Insurance Coverage: Implications for Coverage Expansions," by Amy J. Davidoff, Genevieve M. Kenney, Lisa Dubay & Alshadye Yemane is a Nov. 2001 Policy Brief from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, newfederalism.urban.org/html/series_b/b39/b39/html. [4023]

  • "Urban Indian Health," by Ralph Forquera (19 pp., Nov. 2001), is available (free) from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Fdn., 800/656-4533, www.kff.org. [4019]

  • "Who Will Care for Us? Addressing the Long-Term Care Workforce Crisis," by Rebecca Stone & Joshua Wiener (2001), is available on The Urban Inst. website: www.urban.org, paffairs@ui.urban.org. [4100]

November/December 2001

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  • An Advocates' Guide to the Medicaid Program - 2001 Edition is available ($135 nonprofits, $235 others) from the Natl. Health Law Prog., 2639 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA, CA 90034, 310/204-6010, nhelp@healthlaw.org. Online and CD-ROM versions available. [2294]

  • "Confronting Chronic Neglect: The Education & Training of Health Professionals on Family Violence," eds. Felicia Cohn, Marla E. Salmon & John D. Stobo is a (ca.) 300-page, Nov. 2001 publication from the Inst. of Medicine. $44.45 from Natl. Academy Press, 888/624-7645. [2241]

  • "Depression & Low-Income Women: Challenges for TANF & Welfare-to-Work Policies," by Mary Clare Lennon, Juliana Blome & Kevin English is a March 2001 report from the Natl. Ctr. for Children in Poverty. Available at www.researchforum.org [2229]

  • "Estimating the Number of People Eligible for WIC & the Full-Funding Participation Rate: A Review of the Issues," by Ann Gordon, Rebecca Kliman, James Ohls, Jacqueline Anderson & Kristin LaBounty is a Feb. 1999 Mathematica Policy Research report, available (likely free) from 609/275-2350. [2337]

  • "Getting There, Getting Care: Transportation & Workforce Barriers to Child Care in America," by Roy Grant, Dennis Johnson, Irwin Redlener & Joan Winer Brown a 44-page, 2001(?) report from the The Children's Health Fund, is available (no price listed) from the Fund, 317 E. 64 St., NYC, NY 10021, 212/535-9400. [2371]

  • "Health Insurance Tax Credits: Potential for Expanding Coverage," by Linda Blumberg is a 2001 Urban Inst. report, available from the Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5709, paffairs@ui.urban.org. [2426]

  • "Making Welfare Reform Work Better; Improving TANF Program Results for Recipients with Alcohol & Drug Problems," by Gwen Rubenstein of the Legal Action Ctr. (2001), is available via fax request: 202/544-5712. www.lac.org [2420]

  • "Mental Health: Culture, Race & Ethnicity - A Supplement to Mental Health: A Report to the Surgeon General" (Oct. 2001) is available online: http://www.surgeongeneral.govt/library/mentalhealth/cre/execsummary-1.html [2415]

  • "Post-TANF Food Stamp & Medicaid Benefits: Factors That Aid or Impede Their Receipt," by Mary Clare Lennon, Juliana Blome & Kevin English is a Jan. 2001 report from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp. Available at www.mdrc.org [2227]

  • "Post-TANF Food Stamp & Medicaid Benefits: Factors that Aid or Impede Their Receipt," by Janet Quint, Rebecca Widom & Lindsay Moore is a Jan. 2001 report from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp. Available at www.mdrc.org [2228]

  • "Racial, Ethnic & Primary Language Data Collection in the Health Care System: An Assessment of Federal Policies & Practices" is a 2001 Commonwealth Fund report, available at www.cmwf.org/programs/minority/perot_racialethnic.492.pdf [2408]

  • State Health Facts Online is a new (2001) Kaiser Family Fdn. Internet resource offering comprehensive & current health inf. for all 50 states, DC & US territories: www.statehealthfacts.kff.org [2425]

  • "State of Indiana: Strategies for Improving Food Stamp, Medicaid & SCHIP Participation," by Kathleen Maloy, Allison Logie & Lara Petrou Green (March 2001), a Mathematica Policy Research report, is available at http://www.mathematica-mpr.com/PDFs/redirect.asp?strSite=indianafinal.pdf [2340]

  • "State of Maine: Strategies for Improving Food Stamp, Medicaid & SCHIP Participation," by Robin Dion, Gary Hyzer & Charles Nagatoshi (Dec. 2000), a Mathematica Policy Research report, is available at http://www.mathematica-mpr.com/PDFs/redirect.asp?strSite=mainefinal.pdf [2341]

  • "The Health of Poor Urban Women: Findings from the Project on Devolution & Urban Change," by Denise F. Polit, Andrew S. London & John M. Martinez (33 pp., May 2001), is available (likely free) from The Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016, 212/532-3200. www.mdrc.org [2388]

  • "Three Years into SCHIP: What States Are & Are Not Spending," by Genevieve M. Kenney, Frank C. Ullman & Alan Weil (2001), is available from The Urban Inst. newfederalism.urban.org/html/anf_a44.html [2400]

September/October 2001

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  • "Does SCHIP Spell Better Dental Care Access for Children? An Early Look at New Initiatives," by Ruth A. Almeida, Ian Hill & Genevieve M. Kenney (31 pp., July 2001) is available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200 paffairs@ui.urban.org www.urban.org [552]

  • "Are We Responding to Their Needs? States' Early Experiences Serving Children with Special Health Care Needs Under SCHIP", by Ian Hill, Renee Schwalberg & Amy Westpfahl Lutzky (40 pp., June 2001) is an Urban Inst. Occasional Paper, available from bnowak@ui.urban.org or www.newferalism.urban.org/html/op48/occa48.html [715]

  • "Has the Jury Reached a Verdict? States' Early Experiences with Crowd Out under SCHIP," by Amy Westpfahl Lutzky & Ian Hill is a 25 pp., June 2001 Urban Inst. occasional paper, available online or from Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, paffairs@ui.urban.org. www.newfederalism.urba.org/html/op47/occa47.html [594]

  • "How Familiar Are Low-Income Parents with Medicaid & SCHIP?," by Genevieve M. Kenney, Jennifer Haley & Lisa Dubay a 7 pp., May 2001 Urban Inst. report, is available, free, from 202/261-5687 or at www.newfederalism.urban.org/html/series_b34/b34.html [591]

  • "Why Aren't More Uninsured Children Enrolled in Medicaid or SCHIP?," by Genevieve M. Kenney & Jennifer Haley (7 pp., May 2001) is an Urban Inst. Policy Brief, available, free, from bnowak@ui.urban.org. [589]

  • "Asian American Factsheets" (2001) :The Coal. for Asian American Children & Families has published a series of Fact Sheets: "Snapshots of NYC: An Overview of Asian American Families," "Education and NY's Asian American Children," "Child & Family Health of NY's Asian American Community," "Understanding the Issues of Abuse & Neglect & Asian American Families." Available (likely free) from the Coal., 212/809-4675, x25, wng@cacf.org [624]

  • "Young Men's Sexual and Reproductive Health," ed. Freya L. Sonenstein (48 pp., Nov. 2000) is available from the Urban Inst. 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5709, paffairs@ui.urban.org [614]

  • "Ambulatory Care for the Urban Poor: Structure, Financing & System Stability," by Barbara Ormond & Amy Westpfahl Lutzky is a 38-page, June 2001 Urban Inst. report, available online. newfederalism.urban.org/html/op49/occa49/html [598]

July/August 2001

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  • "The Impact of Welfare Reform on Access to Medicaid: Curing Systemic Violations of Medicaid De-Linking Requirements," by Joel Ferber & Theresa Steel (Winter 2001) appeared in the St. Louis Univ. Law J. Reprints probably available from jferber@lsem.org [20]

  • kaisernetwork.org is a free health policy inf. service, with daily news summary reports, a searchable db of public opinion surveys on health issues, an events calendar, webcasts of key meetings, press confs., congressional hearings, etc. www.kaisernetwork.org [19]

May/June 2001

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  • "Getting Less Care: The Uninsured with Chronic Health Conditions" (February 2001) is a 47-page report, available (no price listed) from Families USA, 1334 G St. NW, 3rd flr., Wash., DC 20005, 202/628-3030; on their www.familiesusa.org [298]

  • An American Health Dilemma: A Medical History of African Americans & the Problem of Race - Beginnings to 1900, by Michael Byrd & Linda A. Clayton (2000) (588 pp.) has been published by Routledge; $35. A 2nd volume, which carries the story from 1900 to the Clinton administration’s health reform disaster, is due Sept. 2001. [293]

  • Expanding [Health] Coverage for Low-Income Parents: An Action Kit for State Advocates is available (possibly free) from Families USA, 1334 G St. NW, Wash., DC 20005, 202/628-3030, kperry@familiesusa.org. [296]

  • "Health Care Divided: Race & Healing a Nation," by David Baron Smith a review by Sidney Watson appeared in 21 J. Legal Medicine 601. Copies of the review are available, free, by emailing blackburn-b@mercer.edu. Another Watson article, “Commercialization of Medicaid,” from 45 St. Louis U. L. J. 53, is available from the same email address. [291]

  • "Low-Income & Uninsured: The Challenge for Extending Coverage" is testimony by Diane Rowland, Exec. Dir. of the Kaiser Commn. on Medicaid & the Uninsured, to the US Senate Comm. on Finance. Available at www.kff.org/content/2001/2242/ [295]

  • "State Initiatives to Improve Access to Dental Care" is a Natl. Health Law Prog. study, available at www.healthlaw.org/pubs/200102dentalmemo.new.shtml [297]

March/April 2001

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  • "Charting New Courses for Children’s Health Insurance," by Ian Hill (December 2000) is available (free) from bnowak@ui.urban.org. [542]

  • "Children Eligible for Medicaid But Not Enrolled: How Great a Policy Concern?," by Amy J. Davidoff, Bowen Garrett, Diane M. Makuc & Matthew Schirmer (September 2000) is available (free) from bnowak@ui.urban.org. [546]

  • "Oral Health: Factors Contributing to Low Use of Dental Services by Low-Income Populations" (September 2000) is a 41-page GAO report (GAO/HEHS-00-149), available, free, from USGAO, PO Box 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000. [543]

  • "Three Years into SCHIP [State Children’s Health Insurance Prog.]: What States Are & Are Not Spending," by Genevieve M. Kenney, Frank C. Ullman & Alan Weil (September 2000) (7 pp.) is available (free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5687, [544]

  • "Barriers to Health Coverage for Hispanic Workers: Focus Group Findings" a 2000 Commonwealth Fund study, is available at www.cmwf.org/programs/minority/perry_barriers_425.pdf. [541]

  • "Challenges & Options for Increasing the Number of Americans with Health Insurance" a 2000 Commonwealth Fund Task Report, is available at www.cmwf.org/programs/insurance/glied_workable_415.pdf. [540]

  • "Eliminating Racial & Ethnic Health Disparities: Mapping a Course for Community Action & Research" is the theme of a special upcoming issue of Health Promotion Practice. Deadline for submission of manuscripts is May 1 (Soc. for Public Health Educ., 750 First St. NE, #910, Wash., DC 20002-4242, kdemas@sophe.org). Guest editors are Stephen Thomas (412/648-9043, sbthomas@pitt.edu) & Kathleeen Roe (925/944-0570, kmroe@pacbell.net). [538]

  • "Nearly 95% of Low-Income Uninsured Children Now Are Eligible for Medicaid or SCHIP" a 2000 analysis of Census data by the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities, is available at www.cbpp.org/12-6-00schip.htm. [539]

  • "Understanding & Eliminating Racial & Ethnic Disparities in Health Care" is a new Inst. of Medicine panel. Contact Brian Smedley at IOM, 202/334-2169. [545]

January/February 2001

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  • "Gaps in Insurance Coverage for Children: A Pre-CHIP Baseline," by Ruth A. Almeida & Genevieve M. Kenney (May, 2000) is available from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, anfinfo@ui.urban.org. newfederalism.urban.org/html/series_b/b19/b19.html [499]

  • "Building State Medicaid Capacity to Provide Child Development Services: An Overview of the Initiative," by Deborah Curtis & Helen Pelletier (18 pp., March 2000) is available (possibly free) from the Natl. Acad. for State Health Policy, 50 Monument Sq., #502, Portland, ME 04101, 207/874-6524, info@nashp.org. [505]

  • "Assuring the Healthy Development of Young Children," by Peter Budetti, Carolyn Berry, Pamela Butler, Karen Scott Collins & Melinda Abrams (February, 2000) is an 8-page Issue Brief, available (likely free) from The Commonwealth Fund, 888/777-2744; it’s also on the website. www.cmwf.org [504]

  • "Common Sense in Action: Linking Health to Education Reform" (2000) (28 pp.) is available (likely free) from the Bellsouth Fdn., 1155 Peachtree St. NE, #7H08, Atlanta, GA 30309-3610, 404/249-2396. [503]

  • "Getting There, Getting Care: Transportation & Workforce Barriers to Child Health Care in America," by Ray Grant, Dennis Johnson, Irwin Redliner & Joan Winter Brown (2000) (44 pp.), is available (no price listed) from The Children’s Health Fund, 317 E. 64 St., NYC, NY 10021, 212/535-9400. [507]

  • "Minority Graduates of US Medical Schools: Trends, 1950-98" (2000) is an 89-page report by the Assn. of Amer. Medical Colleges. Copies available (possibly free) from Vivian Harriday at AAMC, 202/828-0584. [502]

  • "Children Eligible for Medicaid but Not Enrolled: How Great a Policy Concern?" is an Urban Inst. publication, 202/261-5709. newfederalism.urban.org/html/anf_a41.html [501]

  • "Do Patients Choose Physicians of Their Own Race?" an article about whether minority Americans tend to see physicians of their own race as a matter of choice or because of locational convenience. www.projhope.org/HA [448]

  • "Health Care Use Among Undocumented Latino Immigrants" is an online article. www.projhope.org/HA/ [449]

  • "Immigrants’ Access to Health Care & Insurance on the Cusp of Welfare Reform," by Leighton Ku & Sheetal Matani is a 2000 report, available from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, anfinfo@ui.urban.org. [520]

  • Immigrants’ Health Care: Coverage & Access is a chartpack, available from 800/656-4533 or on the web. Related publication, available from the same source(s): “Medicaid Eligibility & Citizenship Status: Policy Implications for Immigrant Populations.” www.kff.org [519]

  • "In Their Own Words: The Uninsured Talk About Living Without Health Insurance" a Kaiser Family Fdn. profile of 8 families. www.kff.org/content/2000/2207/ [450]

  • "Medicaid Enrollment in 50 States - June 1997 to Dec. 1999" a Kaiser Family Fdn. report, is on their website. www.kff.org/content/2000/2210/ [500]

  • "Racial & Ethnic Inequities in Access to Medical Care" is a special 259-page supplement of Medical Care Research Review (Vol. 57, 2000), edited by Catherine Hoffman & Marsha Lillie-Blanton. Copies are likely free, from the Kaiser Family Fdn, 800/656-4533. Further inf. about the Foundation’s work on minority health care issues is available from Dr. Lillie-Blanton, 202/347-5270. [451]

  • "Racial Injustice in Health Care" is an editorial from the April 6, 2000 New England J. of Medicine. We’ll send a copy with a SASE. [452]

  • "Rural/Urban Differences in Health Care Are Not Uniform across States," by Barbara Ormond, Stephen Zuckerman & Aparna Lhila is a 2000 report, available from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5709, anfinfo@ui.urban.org. newfederalism.urban.org/html/series_b/b11/b11.html [447]

  • The ZAP Asthma Consortium is a coalition of 16 public, private & comm. orgs. to leverage the collective assets & efforts of the govt., academic, HMO & public hospital sectors of Atlanta to reduce preventable morbidity & mortality from asthma for children living in Atlanta’s inner-city area. Contact Dr. Joyce Essien, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory Univ., 1518 Clifton Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404/727-7835, jessien@sph.emory.edu. [453]

  • “Immigrant Access to Health Benefits: A Resource Manual” is available, free, from The Access Proj., 617/654-9911, info@accessproject.org. [521]

November/December 2000

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  • "Do Welfare Caseload Declines Make the Medicaid Population Sicker?," by Bowen Garrett & John Holahan (September 2000) is available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, paffairs@ui.urban.org.
    Also on their newfederalism.urban.org/html/discussion00-06.html. [419]

  • Healthy People 2010: Understanding & Improving Health (January 2000) (2 vols.) is available from 800/367-4725. [417]

  • Race, Health Care & the Law is a website maintained by Prof. Vernellia R. Randall of the Univ. of Dayton School of Law (300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469-2772, 937/229-3325). www.udayton.edu/-health/ [420]

  • The Initiative to Eliminate Racial & Ethnic Health Disparities is a new effort, led by the Amer. Public Health Assn. and HHS. Inf. from 202/777-2444, ray.thomas@apha.org [418]

September/October 2000

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  • "Conducting Children’s Health Insurance Outreach in African American Communities," by Jacqueline Patterson (June 2000, 8 pp.) available (likely free) from the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities, 820 First St. NE, #510, Wash., DC 20002, 202/408-1080, center@center.cbpp.org. A free Child Health Insurance Outreach Kit is also available from them. [811]

  • National Health Reform American Style: Lessons from the Past, by Norton Isreal Goldfield (174 pp., 2000) has been published by Amer. College of Physician Executives, 4890 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33609-2575, 813/287-2000; contact them re price/ordering inf. It is a history of efforts to enact national health reform in the US. [819]

  • "Harm Reduction: A Critical Strategy in AIDS Prevention," by Adisa Douglas is an 11-page, June 1999 report, available (probably free) from The Public Welfare Foundation, 2600 Virginia Ave. NW, #505, Wash., DC 20037-1977, 202/965-1800, general@publicwelfare.org. [809]

  • "Health Coverage/Access Issues for Four Minority Populations" 2-page fact sheets on African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, Native Americans/Alaska Natives are available (likely free) from the Kaiser Commn. on Medicaid & the Uninsured, 800/656-4533. The fact sheets are based on a longer report, Racial & Ethnic Disparities in Access to Health Insurance & Health Care, by the UCLA Ctr. for Health Policy Research & the Kaiser Family Fdn., available (possibly free) from the above number. [813]

  • "Health Status by Counties" A snapshot of all 3082 US counties is available on the web. Indicators include environmental health, population characteristics, 4 summary health measures, leading causes of death, birth/death measures, vulnerable populations, preventive services use, risk factors to premature death, access to care. www.communityhealth.hrsa.gov. [810]

  • "Preventing Agricultural Chemical Exposure: A Safety Program Manual-Participatory Education with Farmworkers in Pesticide Safety" is available ($10) from Donna Mowery, Wake Forest Univ. School of Medicine, Dept. Fam. & Comm. Medicine, Med. Ctr. Blvd., Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1084, prao@wfubmc.edu. [848]

  • "Public Health Coverage for Adults: How States Compare," by Brenda C. Spillman is 7-page, July 2000 Urban Inst. publication, available (likely free) from 202/261-2687, pubs@ui.urban.org. [817]

  • "The 2000 Summer Public Health Research Videoconf. on Minority Health" Complimentary copies of this event, held last June at UNC, are available via 919/843-6758, or www.minority.unc.edu [812]

  • "Without Coverage: Immigration’s Impact on the Size & Growth of the Population Lacking Health Insurance," by Steven A. Camarota & James R. Edwards, Jr. is available (no price given) from the Ctr. for Immig. Studies, 1522 K St. NW, #820, Wash., DC 20005, 202/466-8185, msk@cis.org. It’s also on their www:cis.org. [846]

July/August 2000

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  • "Market Competition & Uncompensated Care Pools," by Randall R. Bovbjerg, Alison Evans Cuellar & John Holahan (33 pp., March 2000) is available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, paffairs@ui.urban.org. [1056]

  • Reclaiming the Environmental Debate: The Politics of Health in a Toxic Culture, ed. Richard Hofrichter (356 pp., 2000, $25) as been published by MIT Press, 800/356-0343. [1032]

  • "Gaps in Insurance Coverage for Children: A Pre-CHIP Baseline," by Ruth A. Almeida & Genevieve M. Kenney a 7-page, May 2000 report, is available (free) from The Urban Inst., 202/261-5687, paffairs@ui.urban.org. [1055]

  • "Gaps in Prevention & Treatment: Dental Care for Low-Income Children," by Genevieve M. Kenney, Grace Ko & Barbara Ormond is a 5-page, April 2000 report, available (free) from The Urban Inst., 202/261-5687, paffairs@ui.urban.org. [1059]

  • "How the Community Sees Health Care in the Dist. of Columbia: The Barriers to Getting Needed Care Go Well Beyond Not Having Health Ins." is a 15-page, 2000 report, available (likely free) from the Ctr. for Comm. Change, 1000 Wisc. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20007, 202/342-0519. [1061]

  • "Oral Health: Dental Disease Is a Chronic Problem Among Low-Income Families" is a 41-page, April 2000 GAO report (GAO/HEHS-00-72), available, free, from USGAO, PO Box 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000. [1054]

  • "Rural/Urban Difference in Health Care Are Not Uniform Across States," by Barbara Ormond, Stephen Zuckerman & Aparna Lhila is a 5-page, May 2000 report, available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5687, paffairs@ui.urban.org. [1052]

May/June 2000

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  • "Supporting the Rural Health Care Safety Net," by Barbara Ormond, Susan Wallin & Susan M. Goldenson (51 pp., March 2000) is available (possibly free) from the Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, paffairs@ui.urban.org. [993]

  • "The Role of TennCare in Health Policy for Low-Income People in Tennessee," by Christopher Conover & Hester H. Davies (120 pp., Feb. 2000) is available (possibly free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, paffairs@ui.urban.org [995]

  • "Breaking Barriers: A Grassroots Guide to Identifying Access to the Children’s Health Insurance Program" (October 1999) a jt. proj. of NW Fed. of Comm. Orgs. & Grassroots Innovative Policy Prog., is available (possibly free) from GRIPP, 145 Campbell Ave. NW, #314, Roanoke, VA 24011, 540/857-3088. [989]

  • "Immigrant Access to Health Benefits: A Resource Manual" produced by the Natl. Health Law Program & the Access Project, is available (free) from the latter org., 30 Winter St., #930, Boston, MA 02108, 617/654-9911, info@accessproject.org. [997]

  • "The Relation of Residential Segregation to All-Cause Mortality: A Study in Black & White," by Sharon A. Jackson, Roger T. Anderson, Norman J. Johnson & Paul D. Sorlie appeared in the April 2000 Am. J. Public Health. We’ll send a copy of the 3-page study with a SASE. Conclusions: “These results suggest that minority residential segregation may influence mortality risk and underscore the traditional emphasis on the social underpinnings of disease and death.” [1004]

  • "Welfare Leavers, Medicaid Coverage & Private Health Insurance," by Bowen Garrett & John Holahan is a 5-page, March 2000 Urban Inst. report, available (free) from the Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5687, paffairs@ui.urban.org. [988]

  • Welfare Reform & the Perinatal Health of Immigrants - Preliminary Findings was an April 4 HRSA/MCHB Research Roundtable. Inf. from Gontran Lamberty, GLamberty@hrsa.gov. [992]

  • What Did Welfare Reform Do to Medicaid in Your State & What Can You Do About It? is an Action Kit for Advocates, available (likely free) from Families USA, 1334 G St. NW, Wash., DC 20005, 202/628-3030, info@familiesusa.org. [994]

  • "Who Are the Adult Uninsured?," by John Holahan & Niall Brennan is a 7-page, March 2000 Urban Inst. publication, available, free, from them: 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/621-5687; or click on “Assessing the New Federalism” on their www.urban.org [991]

March/April 2000

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  • "A Natl. Agenda for Rural Minority Health" is available from 816/756-3140 or pubs@nrharural.org. [1475]

  • "Health Disparities Research of the Natl. Inst. of Env. Health Sciences" is a 18-page, Sept. 1999 publication. Try their www.niehs.nih.gov [1474]

  • Immigration a 31-page chapter in the Opposition Primer produced by the ProChoice Resource Ctr., explores how immigration & welf. reform legislation has had a chilling effect on immigrants’ ability & willingness to access reproductive choice services. $3 from PCRC, 16 Willett Ave., Port Chester, NY 10573-4326, 914/690-0938, info@prochoiceresource.org. [1490]

  • "Perceptions of How Race & Ethnic Background Affect Medical Care: Highlights from Focus Groups" (5 pp.); “Race, Ethnicity & Medical Care: A Survey of Public Perceptions & Experiences” (29 pp.+ a 14-page Chart Pack); “Key Facts: Race, Ethnicity & Medical Care” (38 pp.); “A Synthesis of the Literature: Racial & Ethnic Differences in Access to Medical Care” (80 pp.) are all Oct. 1999 reports, available (free) from The Kaiser Family Fdn., 2400 Sand Hill Rd., Menlo Park, CA 94025, 88/656-4533. [1478]

  • "Public Health 2000: Reflections on the Past, Directions for the Future" was the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Public Health’s 22nd Annual Minority Health Conf. It happened Feb. 18, but you can get inf. on it, and possibly papers, from Victor_Schoenbach@unc.edu. [1476]

  • The Models That Work Campaign of HHS (Health Resources & Services Adm./Bureau of Primary Health Care) will identify 5 innovative, culturally competent models of service delivery effective in increasing access to primary health care & positively impacting on disparities in health within their communities. Applics. due March 17; contact Profl. & Scientific Assoc., 6066 Leesburg Pike, #200, Falls Church, VA 22041. [1477]

January/February 2000

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  • Health Advocates’ Guide to the Internet, by Francis Chang (September 1999) is a publication available ($10) from the Natl. Health Law Prog., 2639 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA, CA 90034, 310/204-6010, nhelp@healthlaw.org. It’s also online: www.healthlaw.org. [1081]

  • "A Look at Potential Health-Related Barriers to Self-Sufficiency," by Richard Speiglman, Lynn Fujiwara, Jean Norris & Rex S. Green (August 1999) is a 46 pp. (+Apps.) report, available (possibly free) from Luann DeWitt, Alameda Cty. Social Services Agency, 510/268-2103. [1077]

  • Accessing Health Coverage for Low-Income Families: Some Medicaid Organizing Strategies is the theme of the Oct. 1999 issue of Organizing, available (possibly free) from the Ctr. for Comm. Change, 1000 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20007, 202/342-0567; it’s also online at www.communitychange.org. [1072]

  • "Multicultural Health - The Health Status of Minority Groups in Conn." is available (possibly free) from 860/509-7140, webmast.dph@po.state.ct.us. [1075]

  • Title V: A Snapshot of Maternal & Child Health 1997 is a 164-page, Oct. 1999 publication, available (likely free) from Peter C. van Dyck, MCH Bureau, Rm. 18-20, Parklawn Bldg., 5600 Fishers Ln., Rockville, MD 20857, BlockGrantGuidance@hrsa.gov. [1070]

November/December 1999

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  • "Children’s Health Under Medicaid: A Natl. Review of Early & Periodic Screening, Diagnosis & Treatment" (126 pp., Sept. 1998) is available ($35) from the Natl. Health Law Prog., 2639 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA, CA 90034, 310/204-6010. They also have a Sept. 1999 Publications List & an award-winning www.health.org. [1566]

  • Children’s Health Insurance Program the Natl. Healthy Mothers, Health Babies Coal. has developed a resource book for CHIP to assist advocates and service providers. Free by calling 703/836-6110. [1565]

  • "CHIP: A Look at Emerging State Programs," by Frank C. Ullman, Ian Hill & Ruth A. Almeida is a 5-page, Sept. 1999 report, available (free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200,paffairs@ui.urban.org. [1568]

  • "Rural Neglect: Medicare HMOs Ignore Rural Communities" is a 19-page, Sept. 1999 report, available (no price listed) from Families USA, 1334 G St. NW, Wash., DC 20005, 202/628-3030. County-by-county data are available on their www.familiesusa.org/rurlmap.htm. [1567]

September/October 1999

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  • "Harm Reduction: A Critical Strategy in AIDS Prevention," by Adisa Douglas (11 pp., June 1999) is available (likely free) from the Public Welfare Foundation, 2600 Virginia Ave. NW, #505, Wash., DC 20037-1977, 202/965-1800, general@publicwelfare.org. [1635]

  • Black-White Maternal Mortality The June 18, 1999, issue of MMWR-Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (vol. 48, no. 23) contains “State-Specific Maternal Mortality Among Black & White Women - US, 1987-1996,” showing that “in every state where the overall [maternal mortality ratio] could be reliably calculated, black women were more likely than white women to die from complications of pregnancy.” The issue of MMWR is available electronically at the website. Paper copy available only by subscribing to the publication, but we’ll send you a copy of the 5-page report with a SASE. www.cdc.gov [1634]

  • "Insuring Children’s Health: A Community Guide to Enrolling Children in Free & Low-Cost Health Insurance Program" is available (likely free) from Jeannette O’Connor at the Children’s Defense Fund, 25 E St. NW, Wash., DC 20001, 202/628-8787,cdinfo@childrensdefense.org. [1636]

  • "State Profiles 99" describes state activities supported by the Title V Maternal & Child Health Services Block Grant. Produced by the Assn. of Maternal & Child Health Progs., the report is available (possibly free) from the Natl. Maternal & Child Health Clearinghouse, 2070 Chain Bridge Rd., #450, Vienna, VA 22182, 703/356-1964. [1632]

  • "The Natl. Health Law Program" has available an Aug. 1999 Publications List: 2639 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA, CA 90034, 310/204-6010, nhelp@healthlaw.org. [1633]

  • What ‘Fair Housing’ Means for People with Disabilities is a 48-page, May 1999 handbook, available ($6) from the Bazelon Ctr. for Mental Health Law, 1101 15th St. NW, #1212, Wash., DC 20005, 202/467-5730, hn1660@handsnetorg. [1646]

July/August 1999

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  • "Diversion as Work-Oriented Welfare Reform Strategy & Its Effect on Access to Medicaid: An Examination of the Experiences of 5 Local Communities - Executive Summary," by Kathleen Maloy, LaDonna Pavetti, Julie Darnell & Peter Shin (March 1999) is available (as is the full report) from Kyle Anne Kenney at the George Washington Univ. Med. Ctr., 202/530-2337, ihokak@gwumc.edu. [1156]

  • "Medicaid: Some Organizing Strategies" (1999) is a 3-page report, available (likely free) from the Ctr. for Comm. Change, 1000 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20007, 202/342-0519. [1310]

  • Closing the Gap is the free monthly newsletter of the Office of Minority Health, HHS. Call 800/444-6472. Lead article in April 1999 issue is “The Minority AIDS Crisis,” by Jennifer Brooks. [1306]

  • "Cocaine & Pregnancy" is a 5-page, Jan. 1999 research brief which “demonstrates that the effects of cocaine on pregnancy have been greatly exaggerated, and that service providers may better serve both women and children by addressing risk factors beyond cocaine use, such as housing, nutrition, and access to quality medical care.” Free from the Lindsmith Ctr., 400 W. 59 St., NYC, NY 10019, 212/548-0695, lindesmith@sorosny.org. Related publication: Pregnant Women on Drugs: Combating Stereotypes & Stigma, by Sheigla Murphy & Marsha Rosenbaum (192 pp., 1999), available ($21.20) from Rutgers Univ. Press, 100 Joyce Kilmer Ave., Piscataway, NJ 08854, 800/446-9323. [1289]

  • "Losing Health Insurance: The Unintended Consequences of Welfare Reform" is a 45-page, May 1999 report, available ($15) from Families USA, 1334 G St. NW, Wash., DC 20005, 202/628-3030, info@familiesusa.org. www.familiesusa.org [1307]

  • "Making the Consumers’ Voice Heard in Medicaid Managed Care: A Guide to Effective Consumer Involvemen" is a 1999 Natl. Health law Program publication. $35 from 2639 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA, CA 90034, 310/204-6010, nhelp@healthlaw.org. Partial text available online (PDF format). www.healthlaw.org [1309]

  • Race, Ethnicity & Health as the keynote address, by Dr. Vanessa Northington Gable, for the 5th Annual Summer Public Health Research Videoconf. on Minority Health (June 14-18, 1999), originating at the Univ. of N. Carolina School of Public Health. cdlhc.sph.unc.edu/webcasts/live [1313]

  • "Strategies to Increase Enrollment in Children’s Health Insurance Programs: A Guide to Outreach, Marketing & Enrollment in NY & Other States," by Dennis Andrulis, Tamar Bauer & Sarah Hopkins is available (no price given) from NY Forum for Child Health, NY Academy of Medicine, 1216 5th Ave., NYC, NY 10029-5293 [1315]

  • The Clinical Directors Network s a “membership org. consisting of medical, dental & nursing directors & other clinicians practicing in fed., st. & city-funded Community, Migrant, Homeless, HIV & other Health Ctrs. in NY, NJ, ME, CT. NH, MA, DC, WV, VA, FL, UT, PR & VI..” Contact them at 54 W. 39 St., 11th flr., NYC, NY 10018, 212/382-0669. [1317]

May/June 1999

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  • "Reducing the Odds: Preventing Perinatal Transmission of HIV in the US" is a 1999 Inst. of Medicine/Natl. Research Council report, available ($52.95) from the Natl. Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Ave. NW, Lockbox 285, Wash., DC 20055, 800/624-6242. A 2-page Report in Brief version is available (likely free) from Michele Kipke, 202/334-1395. The full report is on the web. wwww.nap.edu. [1195]

March/April 1999

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  • Health Care Divided: Race & Healing a Nation, by David Barton Smith (Univ. Michigan Press, 1999) has just won the Robert Wood Johnson Fdn. Investigator Award in Health Policy Research. The book is available from RWJ, 202/223-2477, E-mail: info@ahsr.org. A related Award winner is the series of papers by David Williams, “How Income, Race & Other Factors Influence Health” — available from the same source. [1741]

  • "Controlling the Supply of Long-Term Care Providers at the State Level," by Joshua Wiener, David Stevenson & Susan M. Goldenson (20 pp., Dec. 1998) is available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, E-mail: paffairs@ui.urban.org. [1729]

  • "Repeal of the ‘Boren Amendment’: Implications for Quality of Care in Nursing Homes," by Joshua Wiener & David Stevenson (7 pp., Dec. 1998) is available, likely free, from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5867, E-mail: paffairs@ui.urban.org. [1731]

  • "Health Policy for the Low-Income Population: Major Findings from the Assessing the New Federalism Case Studies," by John Holahan, Joshua Wiener & Susan Wallin (61 pp., Nov. 1998) is available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, E-mail: paffairs@ui.urban.org. [1734]

  • "Making Sense of Managed Care Quality Information" (200+ pp., Nov. 1998) is available ($60) from the Natl. Health Law Prog., 2639 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA, CA 90034, 310/204-6010. [1739]

  • "Health Emergency 1999: The Spread of Drug-Related AIDS & Other Deadly Diseases Among African Americans & Latinos," by Dawn Day (23 pp., Oct. 1998) with Foreword by Jocelyn Elders, is available (possibly free) from the Dogwood Ctr., PO Box 187, Princeton, NJ 08542, 609/924-4797, E-mail: dday99@aol.com. [1744]

  • "Counting the Uninsured: A Review of the Literature," by Kimball Lewis, Marilyn Ellwood & John Czajka (33 pp., July 1998) is available (probably free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, E-mail: paffairs@ui.urban.org. [1732]

  • "Health Policy for Low-Income People in Alabama," by Joshua Wiener, Susan Wallin, David Liska & Stephanie Soscia (5 pp. July 1998) and similar reports for Washington State, by Len Nichols, Leighton Ku, Stephen Norton & Susan Wallin (5 pp., July 1998); for Wisconsin, by Teresa Coughlin, Joshua Wiener, Jill Marsteller, Debra Lipson, David Stevenson & Susan Wallin (5 pp., Dec. 1998); for Pennsylvania, by Michael Birnbaum (9 pp., Oct. 1998); for Illinois, by Jack Meyer & Stephanie Anthony (9 pp., Dec. 1998); for North Carolina, by Chris Conover (9 pp. Dec. 1998); for Georgia, by Frank Ullman (9 pp., Dec. 1998); for Missouri, by Stephanie Anthony & Jack Meyer (8 pp., Jan. 1999) are all available (free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/857-8687, E-mail: paffairs@ui.urban.org. [1736]

  • "African-American Mothers’ Perception of Their Residential Environment, Stressful Life Events & Very Low Birthweight," by James W. Collins, Jr., Richard J. David, Rebecca Symons, Arden Handler, Stephen Wall & Stephen Andes appeared in the May 1998 Epidemiology. Free reprints of the 4-page article available from Dr. Collins, Div. Neonatology, 45 Children’s Mem. Hosp., 2300 Children’s Plaza, Chicago, IL 60614. The study shows a positive correlation between stress and very low birth weight. [1748]

  • The Office of Minority Health [HHS] Resource Ctr. has a list of free publications. Phone 800/444-6472. [1743]

  • "Tobacco Use Among US Racial/Ethnic Minority Groups: African Americans, American Indians & Alaska Natives, Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders, Hispanics: A Report of the Surgeon General - Executive Summary" is the 31-page, Oct. 9, 1998 Supplement to the HHS Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report, available (no price listed) from the Mass. Medical Society, 1440 Main St., Waltham, MA 02451. The full report (stock # 017-001-00527-4) is available ($20) from The Superintendent of Documents, US GPO, Wash., DC 20402-9328, 202/512-1800. [1737]

January/February 1999

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  • "Helping Employers Comply with the ADA" (312 pp., Sept. 1998) & “Helping State & Local Governments Comply with the ADA” (167 pp., Sept. 1998), reports of the US Commn. on Civil Rights, are available, free, from the Commn., Wash., DC 20425. [1371]

  • "Education Vouchers... Can Public Education Meet the Challenge?," ed. Roscoe Brown (33 pp., 1998) is available ($15) from the Urban Issues Group, 99 Park Ave., 2nd flr., NYC, NY 10016, 212/973-3602. They also have other research & policy reports, mainly dealing with health issues. [1353]

  • "Health Policy for Low-Income People in California," by Stephen Zuckerman, Teresa Coughlin, Len Nichols, David Liska, Barbara Ormond, Alicia Berkowitz, Meghan Dunleavy, Jodi Korb & Nelda McCall is a 5-page, Nov. 1998 report, available, free, from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5687, E-mail: paffairs@ui.urban.org. arallel Nov. 1998 reports have been issued for New Mexico, by Susan Wallin & for Colorado, by Susan Wallin, Marilyn Moon, Len Nichols, Stephen Norton, Barbara Ormond, Jean Hanson & Laurie Pounder. [1369]

  • "How Community Efforts to Reduce Substance Abuse Have Influenced Race Relations" is a 11-page, 1998 conference report, available (free) from Join Together, 441 Stuart St., 6th flr., Boston, MA 02116, 617/437-1500. A complementary report is “How Efforts to Fight Substance Abuse Have Strengthened Civic Infrastructure.” [1333]

  • "Perinatal & Women’s Health" is the subject of a set of 13 4-page Issue Summaries on selected topics (“The Social Context of Women’s Health,” “Abuse Against Women by Their Intimate Partners,” “Public Health Roles Promoting the Health & Well-Being of Women,” etc.) Available (likely free) from the Natl. Maternal & Child Health Clearinghouse, 703/356-1964. [1373]

November/December 1998

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  • Health Care Dividend: Race & Healing a Nation, by David Barton (300 pp., 1999) published by Univ. of Mich. Press, PO Box 1104, 839 Greene St., Ann Arbor, MI 48106. [2536]

  • "Opening Doors: Reducing Sociocultural Barriers to Health Care -- Lessons Learned" (24 pp., 1998) is available (likely free) from HSC Health System, 1025 Conn. Ave. NW, #1100, Wash., DC 20036, 202/974-4694, E-mail: ajones@hscsn.org. [2544]

  • Children & Managed Health Care is the 160-page Summer-Fall issue of The Future of Children. The whole issue and/or a 7-page Exec. Summary are available, free, from the David & Lucile Packard Fdn., 300 2nd St., #200, Los Altos, CA 94022, E-mail: circulation@futureofchildren.org. [2542]

  • "Mapping the Maze of Children's Health from Infancy through Adolescence" is an 8-page, Sept. 1998 publication, summarizing a conf. of the same title, available (likely free) from the Casey Journalism Ctr. for Children & Families, 8701-B Adelphi Rd., Adelphi, MD 20783-1716, 301/445-4971. [2540]

  • "One-Fourth of LA County Children Are Uninsured...." is the lead story in the July 1998 issue of L.A. Health, the newsletter of the LA County Dept. of Health Services, 313 N. Figueroa St., #1014, LA, CA 90012. 213/240-7702; likely free. [2534]

  • Weaving an 'Agenda for Progress' in Providing Culturally Responsive Care is a videotape from a 1997 conference of the same title, available (possibly free) from Thea Monet, NC Dept. of Human Resources, Div. of Mental Health, Dev. Disabilities & Substance Abuse Services, 325 N. Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC 27603, 919/733-7011. [2538]

September/October 1998

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  • "Cumulative Impact of Sustained Econ. Hardship on Physical, Cognitive, Psychological & Social Functioning," by John Lynch, Sarah Shema & George Kaplan Dr. Lynch, Department Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health, 109 Observatory St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029 [2289]

  • "Asthma in California: Laying the Foundation for a Statewide Strategy," by Richard Kreutzer, Michael Lipsett, Julie Von Behren & Ellen Yamada is a 4-page., Aug. 1998 CPS Brief, available (likely free - with full report $15) from the Calif. Policy Seminar, 1950 Addison St., #202, Berkeley, CA 94704-1182, 510/643-9328. [1991]

  • "Asthma in California: Laying the Foundation for a Statewide Strategy," by Richard Kreutzer, Michael Lipsett, Julie Von Behren & Ellen Yamada A 4-page., Aug. 1998 CPS Brief, available (likely free - with full report $15) from the California Policy Seminar, 1950 Addison St., #202, Berkeley, CA 94704-1182, 510/643-9328. [2287]

  • "Health Policy for Low-Income People in NJ," by Randall R. Bovbjerg, Frank C. Ullman, Alison Evans & Susan Flanagan (6 pp., 1998) Urban Institute, 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5687, E-mail: paffairs@ui.urban.org. [2292]

  • "Adopting & Adapting Managed Care for Medicaid Beneficiaries: An Imperfect Translation," by Robert Hurley & Susan Wallin (25 pp., June 1998) is available (possibly free) from the Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200. paffairs@ui.urban.org [1990]

  • "Ensuring Linguistic Access in Health Care Settings: Legal Rights& Responsibilities," by Jane Perkins (PRRAC Board member), et al. of the Natl. Health Law Prog. (190 pp., Jan. 1998), is available (free) from the Henry Kaiser Family Fdn., 800/656-4533 (publication #1362). NHeLP also has an Aug. 1998 Publications List: 2639 5. La Cienega Blvd., LA, CA 90034, 310/204-6010.
    nhelp@healthlaw.org [1993]

  • "Ensuring Linguistic Access in Health Care Settings: Legal Rights & Responsibilites," by Jane Perkins (190 pp.,1998) Henry Kaiser Family Foundation, 800/656-453(publication #136 2639 5. La Cienega Blvd., LA, CA 90034, 310/204-6010, E-mail: nhelp@healthlaw.org [2290]

  • "Cumulative Impact of Sustained Econ. Hardship on Physical, Cognitive, Psychological & Social Functioning," by John Lynch, George Kaplan & Sarah Shema appeared in the Dec. 25, 1997 issue of the New England J. of Medicine. Reprints of the article are available (free) from Dr. Lynch, Dept. Epidemiology, Univ. Mich. School of Public Health, 109 Observatory St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029. The study tracked 1100 Californians through 30 years of economic ups & downs and found that low-income families are more likely than well-off counterparts to develop physical & mental problems that interfere with daily life. [1992]

  • "Health Policy for Low-Income People in NJ," by Randall R. Bovbjerg, Frank C. Ullman, Alison Evans, John Holahan & Susan Flanagan is a 6-page, Aug. 1998 publication from the Urban Institute's New Federalism project; free from the Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5687. paffairs@ui.urban.org [1994]

  • "Health Promotion in the City," by Nicholas Freudenberg reviews current practices & suggests new directions for promoting health & preventing disease among urban populations in the US." It's free, from the Div. of Adult & Comm. Health, CDC, 4770 Bufford Hwy. NE, Mailstop K-45, Atlanta, GA 30341, fax: 770/488-5964. [1995]

  • "Health Promotion in the City" Division of Adult & Community Health, CDC, 4770 Bufford Hwy. NE, Mailstop K-45, Atlanta, GA 30341, fax: 770/488-5964. [2295]

  • The Digest of Health Care for the Poor & Disabled is a monthly publication, summarizing articles and state news. Subs. are $179 (govt./ nonprofits), $272 (for-profits); student rates available. Set of all 1997 issues $143, $217. From Health Care Press, P0 Box 570, Skaneateles, NY 13152, 800/579-1353. [1996]

  • The Digest of Health Care for the Poor & Disabled Subs. are $179 (govt./nonprofits), $272 (for-profits); student rates available. Set of all 1997 issues $143, $217. Health Care Press, P0 Box 570, Skaneateles, NY 13152, 800/579-1353. [2296]

July/August 1998

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  • L.A. Health (May 1998) 313 N. Figueroa St., #1014, LA, CA 90012, 213/240-7702. [2093]

  • "Children Without Health Insurance," by Robert Bennefield Robert Bennefield, 301/457-3215, E-mail: rbennefi@census.gov [2089]

  • "Health Care in NYC: Service Providers' Response to an Emerging Market," by Joel Cantor, Kathryn Haslanger, Anthony Tassi, Eve Weiss, Kathleen Finnerman & Sue Kaplan (40 pp., 1998) Urban Institute's Assessing the New Federalism project 2100 M St. NW, Wash. DC 20037, 202/833-7200, E-mail: paffairs@ui.urban.org. [2091]

  • "U.S. Patterns of Mortality by County & Race: 1965-94," by C.J.L. Murray, C.M. Michaud & M.T. McKenna (18 pp.) Harvard Ctr. for Population & Dev. Studies, 9 Bow St., Cambridge, MA 02138, 617/495-2021, E-mail: cpds@hsph.harvard.edu [2095]

  • "Cumulative Impact of Sustained Economic Hardship on Physical, Cognitive, Psychological & Social Functioning," by John Lynch, George Kaplan & Sarah Shema (7 pp., 1997) Dr. Lynch, Dept. Epidemiology, Univ. of Mich. School of Public Health, 109 Observatory St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029. [2090]

  • "Health Insurance Coverage for Indiana Residents" (6 pp., 1998) The Heartland Ctr., 7128 Arizona Ave., Hammond, IN 46323-2223, 219/844-7515, E-mail: HeartlandC@aol.com [2092]

  • "Hunger Among Immigrants" Physicians for Human Resources, 100 Boylston St., #702, Boston, MA 02116, 617/695-0041, E-mail: phrusa@phrusa.org. [2087]

  • "Medicaid's Problem Children: Eligible But Not Enrolled," by Thomas Selden, Jessica Banthin & Joel Cohen May/June 1998 issue of Health Affairs Agency for Health Care Policy & Research, HHS, 2101 E. Jefferson St., #501, Rockville, MD 20852. [2094]

  • USDA National Hunger Clearinghouse World Hunger Year, 505 8th Ave., 21st flr., NYC, NY 10018-6582, 800/GLEAN-IT, E-mail: NHCatWHY@aol.com [2086]

May/June 1998

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  • "Latino Health Policy Symposium: Summary of Proceedings" (15 pp., 1997) is available, free, from the Gaston Inst., Univ. Mass., 100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125-3393, 617/287-5790, E-mail: Latino_2@umbsky.cc.umb.edu. [2872]

  • "Clinton Orders Rights Action on Health Care" was the headline of a Feb. 21, 1998, NY Times story. The source was a Feb. 20 Clinton speech ("Remarks by the Pres. in Announcement of Health Care Protections"), a copy of which should be available from the White House Press Office, 202/395-7332. [2868]

  • "Health Policy for Low-Income People In..." is the title of a series of recent 4-8 page reports from The Urban Inst. Out so far are reports for MA, MN, FL, TX, NY, MI, MS. Likely free from the Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/857-8687. [2871]

  • "Progress Review: People with Low Income" is a 2-page report on the HHS Healthy People 2000 Project, contained in Vol. 12, Issue 4 (1998) of Prevention Report, published by the Office of Disease Prevention & Health Promotion, Humphrey Bldg., Rm. 738G. 200 Independence Ave. SW, Wash., DC 20201. [2875]

March/April 1998

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  • "A Guide to Training & Tech. Asst. Resources" (20 pp., 1997) is available (possibly free) from Natl. Network for Youth, 1319 F St. NW, #401, Wash., DC 20004. 202/783-7949. They also have a Safe Choices Tech. Asst. Line: 800/878-2437. [2775]

  • "Access Delayed, Access Denied" examines NIMBY opposition to housing & services for homeless people across the US, surveying 71 cities & small towns. "Blocks to Their Future" reports on the barriers to preschool education for homeless children. Each report is $28 from the NatI. Law Ctr. on Homelessness & Poverty, 918 F St. NW, #4t2, Wash., DC 20004, 202/638-2535. [2776]

  • "American Health Line's 50-State Report" from The Natl. Journal, is a guide to the latest health care devs. from every state. The Winter 1998 edition is $82.50. 800/356-4838. [2767]

  • "Guide to HIPAA [Health Insurance Portability & Account-ability Act]: What the Health Insurance Reform Law Means for Women & Their Families" (11 pp., 1997) s available free (with a SASE) from the Women's Legal Defense Fund, 1875 Conn. Ave. NW, #710, Wash., DC 20009, 202/986-2600, E-mail: anne@wldf.org [2770]

  • Health insurance for Children: Declines in Employment-Based Coverage Leave Millions Uninsured: State & Private Progs., by William J. Scanlan (11 pp., 1997) April 8, 1997, Congressional testimony by William J. Scanlon of GAO (GAO/T-HEHS-97-105), is available (free) from USGAO. P0 Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884-6015, 202/512-6000. [2771]

  • "Housing Exclusion in Central & E. Europe: Outcomes of the FEANTSA seminar organised with researchers & service providers in Brussels in 1995" & "Where to Sleep Tonight? Where to live tomorrow? Orientations for future action - 3rd Internatl. FEANTSA Congress" are available (contact them for US prices) from FEANTSA [European Fed. of Natl. Orgs. Working with the Homeless], 1, rue Defacqz 1000, Brussels, Belgium. E-mail: 106043.1514@compuserve.com. [2777]

  • "NatI. Evaluation of the Shelter Plus Care Program" is available ($5) from HUD USER, P0 Box 6091, Rockville, MD 20849, 800/245-2691. [2778]

  • Segregation, Poverty & Morality in Urban African Americans, by Anthony Polednak (192 pp. 1997) examines mortality rates for African Americans in selected US urban areas in relation to both social class & the degree of black-white residential segregation. $34 from Oxford Univ. Press, 800/451-7556. [2772]

  • "The NatI. Health Law Prog." has available a Nov. 1997 Publications List: 2639 5. La Cienega Blvd., LA, CA 90034, 310/204-6010. E-mail: nhelp@healthlaw.org. [2773]

  • "The Office of Minority Health" HHS has available a number of useful publications, among them: "Minority Health Liaisons" (10 pp.): "Federal Health Inf. Ctrs. & Clearinghouses" (6 pp.); "Funding Guide" (15 pp.); "Foundation for Progress: Strengthening the Infrastructure," their 44-page 1997 Report to Congress; "Pocket Guide to Minority Health Resources" (125 pp.); Source of Health Materials (for African Americans, Pacific Islanders. Amer. Indian & Alaska Native, Asian Language, Hispanics-Spanish Language). All (plus many others) are free: OMH Resource Ctr., P0 Box 37337, Wash., DC 20013-37337, 800/444-6472, E-mail: info@omhrc.gov [2774]

January/February 1998

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  • Healthy People 2000 Review 1997 (223 pp., Oct. 1997) is available from the Natl. Ctr. for Health Statistics, 6525 Belcrest Rd., Hyattsville, MD 20742, 301/436-8500. [3273]

  • "Access to Maternity Care in California," by Paula Braveman, Kristen Marchi, Susan Egerter, Michelle Pearl, Lisa Nelson & Michelle McDermid (8 pp., June 1997) is a CPS Brief, available as a summary from the California Policy Seminar, 2020 Milvia St., #412, Berkely, CA 94704, 510/643-9328. [3261]

  • "Partnerships for Healthier Families: Roles for State Title V Programs in Assuring Quality Services for Women, Infants & Youth in Managed Care," by Treeby Williamson Brown (88 pp., June 1997) produced by the Assn. of Maternal & Child Health Programs, is available from the Natl. MCH Clearinghouse, 2070 Chain Bridge Rd., #450, Vienna, VA 22182, 703/356-1964. [3274]

  • Empowerment and Women's Health: Theory, Methods, Practice, by Jane Stein (332 pp., 1997) is available from St. Martin's Press, 800/221-7945. [3268]

  • "Balanced Budget Act of 1997: Reshaping the Health Safety Net for America's Poor, Parts 1 & 2" is available from the Natl. Health Law Prog., 2639 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034, 310/204-6010, email: brendan@healthlaw.org. The documents are also available on their website, www.healthlaw.org.bba.html. [3263]

  • "Can We Monitor Socioeconomic Inequalities in Health? A Survey of US Health Departments' Data Collection & Reporting Practices," by Nancy Krieger, Jarvis Chen & Gregory Ebel appeared in the Nov./Dec. 1997 Public Health Reports. Reprints of the 14 page article are available from Dr. Krieger, Dept. Health & Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115, 617/432-1571, email: nkrieger@hsph.harvard.edu. [3265]

  • "Foundation for Progress: Strengthening the Infrastructure" is the 1997 Report to Congress of the HHS Office of Minority Health. Available from them at PO Box 37337, Washington, DC 20012, 800/444-6472, email: info@omhrc.gov. [3270]

November/December 1997

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  • American Health Line produces a quarterly "50 State Report" on the latest health care developments. Fall edition is $75, annual subs. $225 from the National Journal, 800/356-4838. [3524]

  • "Closing the Gap" is the newsletter of the Office of Minority Health, HHS. Possibly free, from 800/444-6472. [3525]

  • "focusing on Results: How State Title V & Children's Health Insurance Programs Can Work Together for Healthier Children" is an 8-page, Sept. 1997 Issue Brief, available (free) from the Assn. of Maternal & Child Health Programs, 1220 19th St. NW, #801, Wash., DC 20036, 202/775-0436. [3526]

  • Health Advocate is the quarterly publication of the NatI. Health Law Program (whose staff attorney Jane Perkins is a PRRAC Board member) offering detailed coverage of legal issues affecting health care for low-income clients. $75/yr. (includes "Managed Care Updates") from NHLP, 2639 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA, CA 90034, 310/204-6010, E-mail: nhelp@healthlaw.org.A listing of their Medicaid Managed Care publications also is available. [3527]

  • "Overview of Medicaid Provisions in the Balanced Budget Act of 1997, P.L. 105-33," by Andy Schneider (25 pp., 1997) is available from the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities, 820 First St. NE, #5 10, Wash., DC 20002, 202/408-1080, E-mail: center@center.cbpp.org. Contact them re price. [3528]

  • Resource Guide on Children's Environmental Health (244 pp., 1997) is available ($15) from The Children's Env. Health Network, 5900 HoIlis St., #E, Emeryville, CA 94608, 5l0/450-3818. [3529]

July/August 1997

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  • "Confronting Racial Disparities in Infant Mortality: Reconciling Science & Politics," by Paul Wise (10 pp., 1993) is available, free, from the author: Harvard Inst. for Reproductive & Child Health, 221 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115. [3385]

  • "Excess Mortality Among Blacks & Whites in the US," by Arline Geronimus, John Bound, Timothy Waidmann, Marianne Hillemeier & Patricia Burns appeared in J. of Medicine. Free reprints of the 7-page article are available from Dr. Geronimus, Univ. Mich. School of Public Health, 1420 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029. [3387]

  • "Measuring Social Class in US Public Health Research," by Nancy Krieger, D.R. Williams & N.E. Moss is a 38-page article from vol. 18 of the Annual Review of Public health. Reprints available, free, from Dr. Krieger, Harvard School of Public flealib, 677 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115. [3389]

  • "Race & Ethnicity Health Articles" The May 1997 Amer. J. Public health has a series of articles that may be of interest to P&R readers. Among them: "Ethnic Differences in Birthweight: The Role of Lifestyle & Other Factors," by P.H. Shiono ci al. (free reprint available from Dr. Patricia Shiono, Cir. for Future of Children, Packard Fdn., 300 2nd St., #102, Los Altos, CA 94022); "The Relationship between the Race/Ethnicity of General-ist Physicians & Their Care for Underserved Populations," by G. Xu et al. (free reprint available from Dr. Gang Xu, Jefferson Medical College, 1025 Walnut St., #119, Phila., PA 19107); "Socioeconomic Status & Racial & Ethnic Differences in Functional Status Associated with Chronic Diseases," by R.S. Kington & J. P. Smith (free reprint available from Dr. Raynard Kington, RAND, 1700 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90407). Copies of entire issue (II articles + editorials/ coinineilts) are $15 from APIIA, 1015 15th St. NW, Wash., DC 20005. [3390]

  • "The Administration's Medicaid Proposals," by Andy Schneider & Sam Elkin (49 pp., 1997) is available from the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities, 820 First St. NE, #510, Wash., DC 20002, 202/408-1080, E-mail: center@center.cbpp.org. Contact them re price. [3391]

  • The Marin Inst. for the Prevention of Alcohol & Other Drug Problems has made its alcohol policy & industry database available to the public via its WWB site, http://www.marininstitute.org. [3392]

May/June 1997

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  • "Natl. Comparative Survey of Minority Health Care" (Pub. #86, March 1995) and "In the Nation's Interest: Equity in Access to Health Care," eds. Marsha Lillie-Blanton & Ana Alfaro-Correa (Pub. #102, Sept. 1995), both Commonwealth Fund documents, are available (free) from Best Assembly & Fulfillment Services, 373 South St., Eatontown, NJ 07724, or by fax: 908/935-1441. [3235]

  • The Rights of People with Mental Disabilities, by Robert Levy & Leonard Rubenstein (382 pp., 1996) is available ($17.45) from So. Ill. Univ. Press, 800/346-2680. [3236]

  • "Urban Hospital Closings, Relocations & Other Configurations," by Alan Sager (12 pp., 1996) is available (possibly free) from the author, BU School of Public Health, 80 E. Concord St., Boston, MA 02118, 617/638-5042, E-mail: asager@bu.edu. [3238]

  • "Variations in Medicaid Spending Among," by John Holahan & David Liska (7 pp., 1997) is available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/ 857-8687, E-mail: paffairs@ui.urban.org. [3239]

January/February 1997

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  • "Child Health, Medicaid & Welfare 'Reform'" reprinting 3 presentations from a recent conf., is available (no price given) from the Columbia U. School of Social Work, 212/854-54.44. [3105]

  • "Designing Minority Health Studies: Details Make the Difference" is an 8-page, Fall 1996 publication from Opening Doors: Reducing Sociocultural Barriers to Health Care, a national program of the RWJ & Kaiser Family Foundations. Their natl. office is c/o the George Washington Univ. Med. Ctr., 1001 22 St. NW, #810, Wash., DC 20037, 202/467-2200, E-mail: opnaej@gwumc.edu. [2937]

  • "Excess Mortality Among Blacks & Whites in the US," by Arline Geronimus, John Bound, Timothy Waidmann & Marianne Hillemeier appeared in the Nov. 21, 1996, N.E. J. Medicine. Reprints of the 7-page article are available (likely free) from Dr. Geronimus, Dept. Health Behavior & Health Educ., Univ. Mich. School of Public Health, 1420 Washington Hts., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029. [2938]

  • "Failing Through the Cracks: MDS & the Urban Poor," by Victor Ayala (126 pp., 1997) is available ($20.95) from Social Change Press, 38-15C orporal Kennedy St., Bayside, NY 11361, 718/281-0403. [3106]

  • "Health Emergency 1997: The Spread of Drug-Related AIDS Among African Americans & Latinos," by Dawn Day (28 pp., 1996) is available ($7) from Dogwood Ctr., P0 Box 187, Princeton, NJ 08542, 609/924-4797, E-mail: dday99@aol.com. [2939]

  • "Health Insurance for Children: Private Insurance Continues to Deteriorate" (28 pp., 1996) is a GAO publication (GAO/ HEHS-96-129), available (free) from USGAO, P0 Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884-6015, 202/512-6000. [2940]

  • "Healthy People 2000: Natl: Health Promotion 7 Disease Prevention Objectives - 1995-96" (208 pp., 1996) is available (DHHS Pub. #PHS 96-1256) from NCHS, 6525 Belcrest Rd., Hyattsville, MD 20782; no price listed. [2941]

  • "Innovative Financing Sources for Lead Hazard Control" (50 pp., 1996) is available ($25) from the Alliance to End Childhood Lead Poisoning, 227 Mass. Ave. NE, #200, Wash., DC 20002, 202/543-1147. [2942]

  • "Millions of Uninsured & Underinsured Children Are Eligible for Medicaid," by Laura Summer, Sharon Parrott & Cindy Mann (22 pp., 1997) is available from the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities, 820 First St. NE, #510, Wash., DC 20002, 202/408-1080, E-mail: center@center.cbpp.org.Contact them for price. [3107]

  • "No Signs of Progress: Despite Econ. Recovery, 40 Million Still Lack Health Insurance" (6 pp., 1996) and "Millions of Uninsured & Underinsured Children Are Eligible for Medicaid," by Laura Summer, Sharon Parrott & Cindy Mann (22 pp., Dec. 1996), are available from the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities, 820 First St. NE, #510, Wash., DC 20002, 202/408-1080, E-mail: center@center.cbpp.org Contact them for prices. [2943]

  • "Partnerships for Healthier Families: Principles for Assuring the Health of Women, Infants & Children Under Managed Care Arrangements," by Barbara Aliza, Treeby Brown, Amy Fine & Lisa Gallin Lynch (37 + Apps., 1996) a publication of the Assn. of Maternal & Child Health Programs, is available (likely free) from the Natl. Maternal & Child Health Clearinghouse, 8201 Greensboro Dr., #600, McLean, VA 22101, 703/821-8955. [2944]

September/October 1996

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  • "Improving the Fit: Reproductive Health Services in Managed Care Settings," by Rachel Benson Gold & Cory Richards (44 pp., 1996) is available ($16.50) from the Alan Guttmacher Inst., 120 Wall St., NYC, NY 10005, 212/248-1111. Also: "Readings on Men," a 332-page volume of items from Family Planning Perspectives, 1987-95 ($33); "Title X at 25: Balancing National Family Planning Needs with State Flexibility," by Lisa Kaeser, Rachel Benson Gold & Cory Richards (28 pp., 1996, $11). [4074]

  • "Medicaid State Reports FY 1994" is available ($25) from the Amer. Academy of Pediatrics, 141 Northwest Pt. Blvd., P0 Box 927, Elk Grove Village, IL 60009-0927, 847/981-7626. Individual state (and DC) reports present data on Medicaid utilization & expenditures for children & adults (with racial breakdowns). Recent legislative changes are included. Reports for single states are free. State reports are also available for FY 1982, 1984, 1987-93. A key policy finding is that although children comprise nearly 55% of Medicaid recipients, they account for only 23% of total Medicaid expenditures. [4076]

  • The Children's Defense Fund is issuing a series of updates on selected children's health issues. Contact Stan Dorn at CDF, 2SF St. NW, Wash., DC 20001, 202/662-3551, E-mail: sdorn@childrensdefense.org. [4077]

  • "Uninsured in Massachusetts" is a 36-page, 1995 report showing that 3/4 million citizens in the Commonwealth-1 person in 8-now lack health insurance. Available (possibly free) from Alan Sager, Boston U. School of Public Health, 80 E. Concord St., Boston, MA 02118, 617/638-5042. [4079]

July/August 1996

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  • "The Role of Black & Hispanic Physicians in Providing Health Care for Underserved Populations," by Miriam Komaromy, Kevin Grumbach, Michael Drake, Karen Vranizan, Nicole Lurie, Dennis Keane & Andrew Bindman (May 16, 1996) appeared in an issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Reprints of the 6 page article are available from Dr. Komaromy, UCSF Box 1364, Primary Care Research Ctr., San Francisco, CA 94143. [3905]

  • Health United States 1995 (328 pp., May 1996) a Public Health Service publcation (DDHS Pub. No. [PHS] 96-1232), is available from the Supt. of Documents, US Govt. Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. [3903]

  • "Left Behind? 3.4 million Californians will soon be required to change the way they receive healthcare. Is Calif. prepared for the change, or will millions be left behind?," by Alfredo Gonzalez (11 pp., Fall 1995) is a Policy Brief from the Latino Issues Forum, 785 Market St., 3rd flr., San Francisco, CA 94103, 415/284-7220. [3900]

  • "Healthy People 2000: Progress Report for: Black Americans" (Dec. 1994) is a 2 pager from the Public Health Service, available from the Healthy People 2000 Coordinator, 738 Humphrey Bldg., 200 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20201, 202/205-8611. [3899]

  • "The Uninsured in Los Angeles" (4 pp., July 1994) by Michael Cousineau, E. Richard Brown, Simon Shen, Roberta Wyn, Hongjian Yu, William Cumberland & Gerald Kominski, is a policy brief from the UCLA Ctr. for Health Policy Research, School of Public Health, 10833 Le Conte Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024, 310/825-5491. [3906]

  • "A Medicaid Primer" is the 54 page, Spring 1996 issue of Focus, published by the Univ. of Wisc. Inst. for Research on Poverty, 1180 Observatory Dr., 3412 Soc. Sci. Bldg., Madison, WI 53706. [3897]

  • "Health Care for Chicagoans: How Will Health System Integration Affect the Health of the Public?," eds. J. Warren Salmon & Linda Diamond Shapiro presents highlights of a conf. held by the Health & Medicine Policy Research Group, available from them, 332 S. Michigan Ave., #500, Chicago, IL 60604, 312/922-8057. [3898]

  • Proceedings of the Natl. Minority Health Conf.: Focus on Environmental Contamination, by Barry Johnson, Robert Williams & Cynthia Harris is available from Princeton Scientific Pub. Co., PO Box 2155, Princeton, NJ 08543, 609/683-4750, email: PSPubInc@aol.com. [3901]

  • "Racial Disparities in Preterm Births," by Kevin Ficella and a Commentary on the study, by Consuelo Beck-Sague & Stephen Morse, appeared in the March/April 1996 Public Health Reports. Tearsheet reprints available from Dr. Fiscella, Highland Family Med. Ctr., 885 South Ave., Rochester, NY 14620, 716/424-6580, and Dr. Morse, MS G-39, Div. of AIDS, STDS & Tuberculosis Lab. Research, NCID, CDC, Atlanta, GA 30333, 404/639-3222. [3902]

  • "The 'New' Health Reform & Access to Care: The Problem of the Inner City" is available from the Kaiser Commn. on the Future of Medicaid, 800/656-4533. [3904]

May/June 1996

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  • "Country of Origin & Access to Health Care: Perspectives of Latino Consumers in Southwestern NJ" is available (no price listed) from Health Visions, 6981 N. Park Dr., East Bldg., #307, Pennsauken, NJ 08109, 609/662-2050. [3805]

  • Lead Inform the quarterly newsletter of the NatI. Lead lnf. Ctr., providing inf. to childcare & healthcare providers about current lead poisoning prevention activities & resources, is available, free, from the Ctr., 1019 19 St. NW., #401, Wash., DC 20036, 202/833-1071. [3807]

March/April 1996

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  • "Children's Health: Racial & Ethic Differences in the Use of Prescription Medications," by Beth Hahn appeared in the May 1995 issue of Pediatrics. Reprints of the 6-page article are available from us with a SASE. [3645]

  • "Get the Lead Out," by Catherine McVay-Hughes & Chris Meyer NY PIRC's Handbook for Lead Poisoning (92 pp. 1995), is available ($10) from NY PIRG, 9 Murray St., NYC, NY 10007-2272, 212/349-6460. [3646]

  • "Guaranteeing Health Care for Pennsylvania's Uninsured" (33 pp., 1995) is available ($l6.45) from the Unemployment lnf. Ctr., 116 S. 7th St., 6th flr., Phila., PA 19106, 215/592-0935. [3647]

  • "Health Insurance Coverage-Who Had a Lapse Between 1991 & 1993" is a 2-page. Aug. 1995 Census Bureau Statistical Brief (SB 95-21), available (likely free) from Robert flennefield, 301 763-8578. [3648]

  • "Hurting in the Heartland: Access to Health Care in the San Joaquin Valley - A Report & Recommendations," by Joel Diringer, Cynthia Ziolkowski & Noe Paramo (122 pp., 1995) is available ($10) from the Rural Health Advocacy Inst., I 160 Marsh St.. #114, San Luis Obispo. CA 9430l, 805/544-7997, E-mail: HN0179@handsnet.org. A 14-page Spanish Exec. Summary also is available (no price listed). [3649]

  • "The Health Care Guarantee: An Organizing Proposal for Universal Health Care Advocates" (9 pp., 1996) is available (no price listed) from Universal Health Care Action Network, 2800 Euclid Ave., #520, Cleveland, OH 44l l5~24l8, 800/634-4442, E-mail: HN2l96@handsnet.org. [3650]

  • "The Health Care Speakers Bureau Resource Manual for Speakers" prepared by the Health & Medicine Policy Research Group & Physicians for a Natl. Health Program, is available ($15) from Health & Medicine, 3325. Mich. Ave., #500, Chicago, IL 60604, 312/922-8057. [3651]

January/February 1996

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  • "Number Without Health Insurance Remains at Record Level" (6 pp., Oct. 1995) a report from the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities, 777 N. Capitol St. NE, #705, Washington, DC 20002, 202/408-1080. [3754]

  • "Citizen's Guide to Reducing Lead Exposure" (42 pp., 1995) is available from the Hazardous Materials Trng. & Research Inst., 500 Belmont Rd., Bettendorf, IA 52722, 319/344-0358. [3751]

  • "Where the Kids Are: How to Work with Schools to Create Elementary School-Based Health Centers" (38 pp., 1995) is a primer for health professionals, available from the Natl. Health & Educ. Consortium, 1001 Conn. Ave. NW, #310, Washington, DC 20036, 202/822-8405. [3757]

  • "Limited English Proficiency as a Barrier to Health & Social Services" a 145 page report, prepared for the Dept. of Health & Human Services' Office of Civil Rights by Macro International, may be available from Dennis Hiyashi, HHS, 330 Independence Ave. 5400 Cohen bldg., Washington, DC 20201, 202/619-0403. [3753]

  • "The Big Red How-To Guide: Planning a Health Fair for Children & Families" is available from the Natl. Health & Educ. Consortium, 1001 Conn. Ave., #310, Washington, DC 20036, 202/822-8405, email: nhec@iel.org. [3755]

  • "The Managed Care Consumers' Bill of Rights: A Health Policy guide for Consumer Advocates" is available from the Public Policy & Educ. Fund of NY, 94 Central Ave., Albany, NY 12206, 518/465-4600. [3756]

November/December 1995

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  • "Health Emergency: The Spread of Drug-Related AIDS Among African-Americans & Latinos" by Dawn Day (24 pp., Oct. 1995), is available (no price listed) from Dogwood Ctr., PO Box 187, Princeton, NJ 08542, 609/924-4797, E-mail: dday99@aol.com. [5137]

  • "Healthy People 2000 at Mid Decade" by J. Michael McGinnis, evaluates the 1990 HHS document. Copies of the 7-page article, from the April 12, 1995 J. Amer. Med. Assn., are available from the author, US Public Health Service, 330 C St. SW, Rm. 2132, Wash., DC 20201. [5138]

  • "In the Nation's Interest: Equity in Access to Health Care" by Marsha Lillie-Blanton & Ana Alfaro-Correa (44 pp., 1995), is the Summary Report of the Joint Ctr. on Political & Econ. Studies' Project on the Health Care Needs of Hispanics & African Americans. Available (possibly free) from the Jt. Ctr., 1090 Vermont Ave. NW, #1100, Wash., DC 20005-4961, 202/789-3521. [5139]

  • "Just What the Doctor Ordered: The Effect of Health Insurance Coverage on Doctor & Hospital Visits" is a 2-page, June 1995 Census Bureau Statistical Brief, available, free, from John McNeil, 301/763-8300. [5140]

  • "Medicare Reform: A 20th Century Fund Guide to the Issues" (32 pp., 1995) is available (possibly free) from the Fund, 41 E. 70 St., NYC, NY 10021,212/535-4441. [5141]

  • Public Health & Communities of Color: Challenges & Strategies is the Summer 1995 issue of Trotter Review, a semi-annual published by the Wm. Monroe Trotter Inst., Univ. Mass., 100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125-3393; $8/yr., $22 insts. The upcoming (Dec. 1995) issue will focus on the inf. superhighway and communities of color. [5142]

  • "Underreporting of Race in the National Hospital Discharge Survey" by Lola Jean Kozak, is #265 (12 pp., July 6, 1995) of Advance Data, available (possibly free) from the Natl. Ctr. for Health Statistics, 6525 Belcrest Rd., Hyattsville, MD 20782, 301/436-8500. [5143]

  • "US Mortality by Economic, Demographic & Social Characteristics: The Natl. Longitudinal Mortality" by Paul Sorlie, Eric Backlund & Jacob Keller, appeared in the July 1995 Amer. J. Public Health. Free copies of the 8-page article are available from Dr. Sorlie, Epid. & Biometry Prog., Natl. Heart, Lung & Blood Inst., Rockledge Bldg., Rm. 8178, MSC 7934, Bethesda, MD 20892. A related 8-page article, from the same issue, "Infant Mortality in the US: Trends Differentials & Projections, 1950-2010," by Gopal Singh & Stella Yu, is available, free, from Dr. Singh, Natl. Ctr. for Health Stats., 6525 Belcrest Rd., Rm. 840, Hyattsville, MD 20782. Two editorials from the issue of AJPH-"Social Determinants of Health-Socioecon. Status, Social Class & Ethnicity" and "Ethnicity, Socioecon. Status & the 50-Year US Infant Mortality Record" are available from us with a SASE. [5144]

September/October 1995

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  • "Carrots & Sticks: Should States Mandate Health & Social Behaviors?" is a report, based on a March 1995 conf., available from Lisa Baum, Children & Youth 2000, 220 S. State, #1210, Chicago, IL 60604, 312/922-2000. [4652]

  • "Cost & Quality Matters: Workplace Innovations in the Health Care Industry" by Ann Greiner (85 pp., 1995), is available from the Econ. Policy Inst., 1660 L St. NW, #1200, Washington, DC 20036, 202/331-5510. [4653]

  • "Foster Care: Health Needs of Many Young Children Are Unknown & Unmet" is a 36 page, May 1995 GAO report (GAO/HEHS-95-114), USGAO, PO Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884, 202/512-0006. [4654]

  • "Health Needs & Medicaid Financing: State Facts" (April 1995) is available from the Kaiser Family Foundation, 800/656-4533. [4655]

  • "Hurting Real People: The Human Impact of Medicaid Cuts" is a 36 page, June 1995 report from Families USA, 1334 G St. NW, Washington, DC 20005, 202/628-3030. [4656]

  • National Directory of Mental Health Consumer/Ex-Patient Organizations & Resources is available from the SC Self-Help Assn. Regarding Emotions, 722 Blanding St., Columbia, SC 29201, 800/832-8032. [4657]

  • "Reducing Racial Inequities in Health Care Use: The Role of Civil Rights Monitoring" is a 19 page, July 1995 paper submitted for publication by David Barton Smith; contact Prof. Smith at the Temple Univ. Dept. of Health Admin., Speakman Hall (006-00), Philadelphia, PA 19122, 215/204-8082. [4658]

  • "STAMP: Stop Tobacco Ads Menacing Providence: How Tobacco Advertising Targets Youth & People of Color" (37 pp., Sept. 1994) is available from DARE (Direct Action for Rights & Equality), 340 Lockwood St., Providence, RI 02907, 410/351-6960. [4659]

  • "Strangled Competition: A Critique of Minnesota's Experiment with Managed Competition" by Kip Sullivan (97 pp., July 1995), is a report by Minn. COACT, 2233 Univ. Ave. W., #300, St. Paul, MN 55114, 612/645-3733. [4660]

  • "Unraveling the Mystery of Medicaid Block Grants: Proposed Cuts Threaten Consumers of All Income Levels" prepared by the Natl. Health Law Program & Consumers Union, is available from CU, 1535 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103, 415/431-6747. [4661]

May/June 1995

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  • "Health Care Reform Crossroads: The Gap Between Catholic Church Mandates and Women's Needs" (40 pp., March 1995) prepared by EDK Assoc. for Catholics for a Free Choice, is available from the latter, 1436 U St. NW, #301, Washington, DC 20009, 202/986-6093. [4463]

  • "Starting Young: School Based Health Centers at the Elementary Level" (33 pp., 1995) a report of the Natl. Health & Educ. Consortium, is available from the Consortium, c/o the Inst. for Educ. Leadership, 1001 Conn. Ave, NW, #310, Washington, DC 20036, 202/822-8405. [4465]

  • "Monitoring the Impact of Medicare Physician Payment Reform on Utilization & Access" (48 pp., Sept. 1994) a Health Care Financing Adm. Report to Congress, is available from the US Govt. Printing Office, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402. [4464]

  • "A Study of the Relationship of Health Coverage to Welfare Dependency" (53 pp.) is available from the So. Inst. on Children & Families, 2725 Devine St., Columbia, SC 29205, 803/779-2607. [4462]

  • "The Clinton Health Plan: Why It Failed, What It Means" a pamphlet by Colin Gordon, is available from the New Party, 227 W. 40 St. #1303, NYC, NY 10018, 212/302-5053. [4466]

March/April 1995

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  • Cirtical Health Issues for Children & Youth is the Winter 1994 issue of The Future of Children, the tri-annual publication of the Ctr. for the Future of Children, David & Lucile Packard Foundation, 300 Second St. #102, Los Altos, CA 94022, 415/948-3696. [4544]

  • Health Care Debate, 1994: Movement Agenda is the Summer 1994 issue of Social Policy. The 64 page issue is available from 33 W. 42 St. #1212, New York City, NY 10036. [4545]

  • "Health Insurance Coverage - Who Had a Lapse Between 1990 and 1992?" is a 2 page, March 1994 Census Bureau Statistical Brief, "Health Insurance Coverage - 1993" is a 4 page Oct. 1994 Statistical Brief. The former is available through Robert Bennefield, 301/763-8578, the latter through Carmen DeNavas, 301/763-8576. [4546]

  • "Paying for Health Care: Affordability & Equity in Proposals for Health Care Reform" by Edith Rasell & Kainan Tang (54 pp., Dec. 1994) is available from the Econ. Policy Inst., 1730 Rhode Island Ave. NW #200, Washington, DC 20036, 202/775-8810. [4547]

  • "Prevention: Federal Programs & Progress, '93-'94" (209 pp.) is the 5th biennial HHS report on the prevention-related activities of the federal government, available from the US Govt. Printing Office, Supt. of Docs., Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20202. [4548]

  • "Sources of Health Insurance & Characteristics of the Uninsured: Analysis of the March 1994 Current Population Survey" (48 pp., Feb. 1995) is available from the Employee Benefit Research Inst., 2121 K St. NW #600, Washington, DC 20037, 202/659-0670. [4549]

  • "The First Injustice: Socioeconomic Disparities in Infant Mortality in the US: Theoretical & Policy Perspectives" by Steven Gortmaker & Paul Wise (61 pp., Nov. 1994), and "Income Inequality & Life Expectancy - Theory, Research & Policy," by Ichiro Kawachi, Sol Levine, S.M. Miller, Kathryn Lasch & Benjamin Amick III (51 pp. + app., May 1994), are working papers from the Joint Program in Society and Health of the Harvard School of Public Health, 667 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115, 617/432-1135. [4550]

  • "Turning the Corner: New Ways to Integrate Mental Health & Substance Abuse in Health Care Policy" (48 pp., Jan. 1995) is available from the Bazelon Ctr. for Mental Health Law, 1101 15th St. NW #1212, Washington, DC 20005, 202/46705730. [4551]

January/February 1995

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  • "Assuring Access to Low-Income Subsidies in Health Care Reform," by Laura Summer (32 pp., 1994) is available from the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities. 777 N. Capitol St. NE 4705, Wash., DC 20002, 202/408-1080; contact them for price. [4307]

  • "Asthma Deaths & Race" "Patterns of Asthma Mortality in Philadelphia from 1969 to 1991," by David Lang & Marcia Polansky, appeared in the Dec. 8, 1994 New England of Medicine. The study reports that, while concentrations of major air pollutants have declined, death rates from asthma have increased, with the highest rates in census tracts with the highest percentages of poor people & minority residents, particularly blacks, Free reprints from Dr. Lang, Hahnemann Univ.. Mail Stop 107, Div. of Allergy & Immunology, Broad & Vine Sts.. Phila., PA 19102-1192, An editorial from the same issue of NEJM ("Preventing Deaths from Asthma") is available from us with a SASE. [4310]

  • "Breaking the Barriers of Access to Health Care: A Discussion of the Role of Civil Rights Litigation & the Relationship Between Burdens of Proof & the Experience of Denial," by Marianne Engelman Lado 1994 Brooklyn Law Review (vol. 60. no. I -the entire issue is devoted to a Symposium, "Ensuring (E)qual(ity) Health Care for Poor Americans.") Reprints of her article may be avaijable from Lado at the NAACP LDEF, 99 Hudson St., #1600, NYC, NY 10013-2897 212/219-1900. [4311]

  • Consumers as Providers in Psychiatric Rehabilitation: Models, Applications & First Person Accounts, by David Moxley (Wayne St. U. School of Social Work), Carol Mowbray, et al. They are soliciting abstracts. Contact Prof Mowbray, Univ. Mich. School of Social Work, 1065 Frieze Bldg., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1285, 313/763-6578. [4312]

  • "Designing Budget Control Devices for Health Care Reform Legislation," by David Super (9 pp., 1994) is available (in a longer version as well) from the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities (see item above): check with them on prices. [4308]

  • "Good Medicine" is the 64-page special Fall 1994 issue of In Context: A Quarterly of Humane Sustainable Culture. $8 (subs. $24) from PO Box 11470, Bainbridge Is., WA 98110, 206/842-0216. [4313]

  • "Homelessness in Our Community: What Can We Do?" (12 pp.) is available ($2) from the Study Circles Resource Ctr., PO Box 203, Pomfiet, CT 06258, 203/928-2616. [4320]

  • "Housing Segregation & Local Discretion," by Philip Tegeler an attorney with the Conn. Civil Liberties Foundation, appeared in Vol. III, No. 1(1994) of The Journal of Law & Policy. Reprints may be available from Tegeler, CCLUF, 32 Grand St., Hartford, CT 06106-4607, 203/247-9823. [4322]

  • "Immunization & Race/Poverty" A study from the Oct. 12, 1994 J. Amer. Medical Assn. shows lower rates of immunization among Black and poor infants, with much of the responsibility lying with their doctors. "Adequacy of Well-Child Care & Immunizations in US Infants Born in 1988," by Henry Mustin, Victoria Holt & Frederick Connell, is available (free) from Dr. Mustin, Dept. of Health Services, Univ. of Wash. School of Public Health & Comm. Medicine SC-37, Seattle, WA 98195. [4314]

  • "Nurse-Midwifery Care for Vulnerable Populations in the US" is available (possibly free) from the Amer. College of Nurse-Midwives, 818 Conn. Ave. NW #900, Wash., DC 20006, 202/728-9860. [4315]

  • Residential Apartheid: The American Legacy, by Robert D. Bullard, J. Eugene Grigsby III & Charles Lee (310 pp., 1994) has just been published by the Ctr. for Afro-American Studies, UCLA, 160 Haines Hall, LA, CA 90024-1545. Foreword by John Lewis, preface by Benjamin Chavis, contributions by Joe Feagin, Joe Darden, Nancy Denton, Nestor Rodriguez, Shanna Smith, Gregory Squires and others. [4323]

  • "TB: A Global Emergency" a 28-page World Health Org. report on the TB epidemic, is available (likely free) from the TB Programme, WHO, 20, Avenue Appia, CU-1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland. [4316]

  • The National Health Law Program has available a Dec. 1994 Publications List, from 1815 H St. NW #705, Wash., DC 20006, 202/887-5310. [4317]

  • "The Racial Segregation of Health Care in the US: Assessing the Legacy, Impact & Remedies" is a research project (scheduled for completion Dec. 1996) being undertaken by David Barton Smith, funded by the Robt. Wood Johnson Foundation. Smith is soliciting information from persons involved in local struggles related to this history, or who know of individuals important to interview to capture the story, or who have knowledge of other resources. Contact him at the Dept. of Health Adm., Speakman (006-00), Femple Univ., Phila., PA 19122, 215/204-8082. [4318]

  • "The Right to a Home _ The Right to a Future" is the 3rd report of the European Observatory on Homelessness. Available for 7.5 ECU (ca. $9 banks can provide this currency: no other kind of payment is accepted) from FEANTSA, 1 rue Defacqz, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgique. [4321]

  • "Trends in Health Insurance Coverage, 1987 to 1993," by Laura Summer & Isaac Shapiro (9 pp., 1994) is available from the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities (see second item above): contact them about price. [4309]

November/December 1994

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  • "Does Clinton's Health Care Reform Proposal Ensue (E)Qual(ity) of Health Care for Ethnic Americans and the Poor," by Vernillia Randall of the Univ. of Dayton School of Law, appeared in the Spring, 1994 (vol. 60, no. 1) Brooklyn Law Review. Contact Prof. Randall (300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469-1320, 513/229-3555) for reprints of the 71-page article. [6681]

  • Lead Poisoning Three articles from the July 27, 1994 J. Amen. Medical Assn. deal with this issue: 1) "Blood Lead Levels in the US Population: Phase 1 of the 3rd Natl. Health & Nutrition Examination Survey," by Debra Brody et al.; 2) "The Decline in Blood Lead Levels in the US: The National Health & Nutrition Examination Surveys," by James Pirkle et al.; 3) their editorial, "Childhood Lead Poisoning in 1994." Free reprints available as follows: #1 - Div. of Health Exam. Stats., NCHS, CDCP, 6525 Belcrest Rd., Rm. 900, Hyattsville, MD 20782; #2 - Div. Env. Health Lab. Sci., Natl. Ctr. Env. Health, CDCP, MS-F20, Atlanta, GA 30333; #3 -Dr. Lynn Goldman, USEPA, 401 M St. SW, Wash., DC 20460. [6682]

  • "Lead-Based Paint Poisoning: Children in Sec. 8 Tenant-Based Housing Are Not Adequately Protected" is a May, 1994 GAO report (GAO/ RCED-94-137), available (free), from USGAO, PO Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884-6015. [6683]

  • "The Catholic Health Care System and National Health Care Reform" (43 pp., 1994) is available (no price listed) from Catholics for a Free Choice, 1436 U St. NW #301, Wash., DC 20009, 202/986-6093. They also publish Conscience, a quarterly newsjournal of pro-choice Catholic opinion ($10/yr., free to libraries). [6684]

  • "Winning the Battle: Putting Rural Health Needs Fast in Health Care Reform" (56 pp.) documents studies and outlines the unique health care problems faced by rural residents. Free from Communicating for Agriculture, PO Box 677, Fergus Falls, MN 56538, 800/844-6273. [6685]

September/October 1994

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  • "411,000 Businesses with 10,436,000 Workers at Risk Today: The Crushing Burden of Health Insurance" (11 pp. + app., June, 1994) is available ($10) from Families USA, 1334 G St. NW, Wash., DC 20005,202/628-3030. [5113]

  • "Disadvantaged Blacks More Prone to Cancer" was the headline of a short report in the Health section of the June 19 Wash. Post. The study reported is "Cancer Differentials Among US Blacks and Whites: Quantitative Estimates of Socioeconomic-Related Risks," by Kevin Gorey & John Vena, in the March, 1994 Journal of the Natl. Medical Assn. Reprints available (likely free) from Dr. Gorey, Univ. of Windsor School of Social Work, 401 Sunset, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, 519/253-4232 x3064. Dr. Gorey and his colleagues expect, during the next year or two, to publish 4-10 additional articles, in peer reviewed journals, on socio-economic inequality, race and public health. [5114]

  • "Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: The Impact on Children's Ability to Learn" (34 pp., July 1994) is available ($5) from the Natl. Health/ Educ. Consortium, c/o Inst. for Educ. Leadership, 1001 Conn. Ave. NW #310, Wash., DC 20036,202/822-8405; they also have available a publications list. [5115]

  • Health Care Debate, 1994: New Frameworks for Change is the special Spring, 1994 issue of Social Policy. The subsequent issue will deal with "Movement Agendas" for health care. Subs. to the quarterly are $20, from Rm. 1212,33 W. 42 St., NYC, NY 10036. Social Policy has just received the 1994 UTNE Reader Alternative Press Award for best Special interest Magazine. [5116]

  • "Hurting in the Heartland: Migrant & Seasonal Farmworkers Under National Health Reform" by Joel Diringer (18 pp., July 1994), is available (no price listed) from the Rural Health Advocacy inst., 1160 Marsh St. #114, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805/ 544-7997. [5117]

  • "Medicaid State Reports, FY 1992," from the Amer. Academy of Pediatrics, contains the most current data available on the program: state, regional & natl. 'statistics on children's health, infant mortality, prenatal care and characteristics of the program, its recipients and its costs. Single state reports are free, a complete set of the 50 states + DC is $25; phone Pat Rogers, 800/433-9016 x7626. Further inf. about the reports from Beth Yudowsky at the AAP, 708/981-7946. [5118]

  • "The Health Status of Women of Color" listed in the last issue, had the wrong address. The 52-page, ,1994 report by Wilhelmina Leigh is available (still no price listed) from the Women's Research & Educ. inst., but they're at 1700 (not 1800 as mislisted) 18th St. #400, Wash., DC 20009, 202/328-7070. [5119]

  • "Unity Through Diversity: The Communities of Color Leadership Roundtable" is a report from the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition, highlighting maternal and child health issues from the perspectives of communities of color. Free from HMHB, 409 12 St. SW, Wash., DC 20024-2188, 202/863-2458. [5120]

  • "Warning: inadequate Low-income Subsidy Design Can Cause Problems for Health Care Reform" by David Super, Robert Greenstein & Laura Summer (80 pp. June 1994), is available ($12) from the Ctr: on Budget & Policy Priorities, 777 N. Capitol St. NE #705, Wash., DC 20002, 202/408-1080. A $3 Summary also is available. [5121]

July/August 1994

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  • "Access to Health Care: Key Indicators for Policy" (98 pp. + inserts, Nov. 1993), prepared by the Ctr. for Health Economics, is available (no price listed) from the Robert Wood Johnson Found., Rt. 1 & College E. Rd., PO Box 2316, Princeton, NJ 08543-2316. [5388]

  • "AIDS: The Politics of Survival" eds. Nancy Krieger & Glen Margo, has just been published by Baywood Pub. Co., 26 Austin Ave., PO Box 337, Amityville, NY 11701, 516/ 691-1270. $26 ($18 in paper, for course adoption only). [5389]

  • "America's Urban Safety Net Hospitals: Meeting the Needs of Our Most Vulnerable Populations" by Caren Ginsburg, Larry Gage, Vanessa Martin, Sheri Gerstein & Katherine Acuff (71 pp., March 1994), is available (no price listed) from the Natl. Assn. of Public Hospitals, 1212 NY Ave. #800, Wash., DC 20005, 202/408-0223. [5390]

  • An ADA Trainers Workbook ( The Americans With Disabilities Act & Other Civil Rights Issues) is being prepared by the Natl. Inst. of Justice. A request to be listed in the manual's resource roster was due by June 3 (a maybe soft deadline) to the project consultant, Anne Seymour, 1101 S. Arlington Ridge Rd. #813, Arlington, VA 22202, 703/979-1437. Further inf. from Paula Rubin at the Natl. Inst. of Justice, Wash., DC 20531, 202/307-0649. [5391]

  • Beyond Crisis: Confronting Health Care of the US ed. Nancy McMenzie (702 pp., 1994) is a new Health-PAC book (Meridian), with a Foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich. $19.95. [5392]

  • "Health Care Needs of Hispanics & African Americans" Paper abstracts from this May 26, 1994 conf., sponsored by the Jt. Ctr. for Pol. & Econ. Studies, are available (no price listed) from the Ctr., 1090 Vermont Ave. NW #1100, Wash., DC 20005-4961,202/789-3500. [5396]

  • National Survey Results on Drug Use from "The Monitoring the Future Study, 1975-92," is available in two 1993 volumes: Vol. 1, "Secondary School Students" (269 pp.), vol. 2, "College Students & Young Adults" (190 pp.). Available (no price listed) from US Govt. Printing Office, Supt. of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Wash., DC 20402-9328. A publications catalogue from "Monitoring the Future: A Continuing Study of the Lifestyles & Values of Youth" is available from the Inst. for Social Research, Rm. 2030, Univ. Mich., 426 Thompson St., Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1248. [5393]

  • Racial Disparities in Reported Prenatal Care Advice from Health Care Providers by Michel Kogan, Milton Kotelchuck, Greg Alexander & Wayne Johnson, from the Jan. 1994 Am. J. Public Health is available (free) from Dr. Kogan, Natl. Ctr. for Health Statistics, 6525 Belcrest Rd. #840, Hyattsville, MD 20782. Also, "Racial Differences in Late Prenatal Care Visits," from J. Perinatology, vol. XIII, no. 1, 1993, available as well from Dr. Kogan. [5394]

  • "The Health Status of Women of Color" by Wilhehnina Leigh of the Jt. Ctr. for Pol. & Econ. Studies (52 pp., 1994), is available (no price listed) from the Women's Research & Educ. Inst., 1800 18th St. NW #400, Wash., DC 20009,202/328-7070. [5395]

May/June 1994

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  • "Assessing the HIV-Prevention Needs of Gay & Bisexual Men of Color" (19 pp., Dec. 1993), a publication of the US Conf. of Mayors US Conf. of Local Health Officers, is available from the mayors' group (1620 I St. NW, 4th Flr., Wash., DC 20006, 202/293-7330). [5453]

  • "Average Length of Life by Race & Sex" is a 2-page article and chart from the Feb. 1994 Postsecondary Education OPPORTUNITY. Well send a copy with a SASE. [5454]

  • "Firearm and Motor Vehicle Injury Mortality- - Variations by State, Race & Ethnicity: US, 1990-91" by Lois Fingerhut, Cheryl Jon & Diane Makuc, is issue no. 242 (Jan. 27, 1994) of Advance Data. [5456]

  • "Health of the Foreign-Born Population: United States, 1989-90" by Elizabeth Hervey Stephen, Karen Foote, Gerry Hendershot & Charlotte Schoenborn, is issue #241 (Feb. 14, 1994) of Advance Data, available (likely free) from the Natl. Ctr. for Health Statistics, 301/436-8500. [5455]

  • "How Americans Lose Health Insurance" is a 15-page+ app., April 1994 Families USA report, available from them at 1334 G St. NW, Washington, DC 20005, 202/628-3030. [5462]

  • "Implications of the Clinton Health Reform Proposal for Black Americans" by Wilhelmina Leigh (23 pp., 1993), is available (no price listed) from the Jt. Ctr. for Pol. & Econ. Studies, 1090 Vermont Ave. NW #1100, Wash., DC 20005, 202/789-3500. [5458]

  • "More for Less: An Analysis of Health Benefits & Health Savings under the Clinton Reform" (27 pp., March 1994) is available ($10) from Families USA, 1334 G St. NW, Wash., DC 20005, 202/628-3030. [5459]

  • "Racist Health Care: Reforming an Unjust Health Care System to Meet the Needs of African Americans" by Vernellia Randall, appeared in the Spring 1993 issue of Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine. Reprints of the 68-page article likely are available from Prof. Randall, Univ. of Dayton School of Law, 300 College Parek, Dayton, OH 45469-1320, 513/229-3211. [5461]

  • "The Slavery Hypothesis for Hypertension among African Americans: The Historical Evidence" by Philip Curtin, from the Dec. 1992 Am. J. Public Health, is available (free) from Dr. Curtin, Dept. History, Johns Hopkins U., 3400 N. Charles, Baltimore, MD 21218. [5460]

January/February 1994

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  • "HIV/AIDS: A Growing Crisis Among Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Families" (40 pp., 1993) is available (likely free) from the Natl. Commn. to Prevent Infant Morality, 330 C St. SW #2014, Wash., DC 20201, 202/ 205-8364. [4990]

  • "Skyrocketing Health Inflation-1980-1993-2000: The Burden on Families and Businesses" (38 pp., Nov. 1993) is available ($10) from Families USA, 1334 G St NW, Wash., DC 20005, 202/628-3030. [4989]

  • "The Impact of the Clinton Health Plan on Jobs, investment, Wages, Productivity and Exports," by M. Edith Rasell, Dean Baker & Kainan Tang (32 pp., Nov. 1993), is available ($5) from the Econ. Policy Inst., 1730 Rhode Island Ave. NW #200, Wash., DC 20036, 800/537-9359. [4992]

  • The National Health Program Book: A Source Guide for Advocates by David Himmelstein & Steffie Woolhandler (180 pp., 1993), is available ($14.45) from Common Courage Press, Box 702, Monroe, ME 04951, 800/ 497-3207). [4991]

November/December 1993

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  • Body and Soul: The Black Women's Health Agenda 2000 is the July-Sept. issue of Vital Signs, the newsmagazine of the Natl. Black Women's Health Project.-Available (no price listed) from the Project, 1237 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30310, 404/758-9590. [5955]

  • "Losing Health Insurance: Two Million Americans Each Month" is a special 5-page report, with state-by-state numbers. $5 from Families USA (see above item). [5954]

  • Necessary is the new quarterly publication of the Black Community Crusade for Children. Free (for 1993 at least) from BCCC, 25 E St. NW, Wash., DC 20001, 202/628-8787 or 800/275-2222. [5951]

  • "The Health Security Act of 1993: Peace of Mind for America's Families" is a Special Report (12 pp.) from Families USA, 1334 G St. NW, Wash., DC 20005, 202/628-3030; likely free. [5953]

  • Wicozanni Wowapi is the newsletter of the Health Education Project of the Native American Community Board, PO Box 572, Lake Andos, SD 57356, 605/487-7072. [5956]

September/October 1993

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  • "Guaranteeing Health Care! How to Get Medical Assistance for Pennsylvania's Uninsured" (47 pp., 1992) is available ($16.45, $4.45 for low-income) from the Phila. Unemployment Proj., 116 S. 7 St. #610, Phila., PA 19106, 215/592-0933. [6003]

  • "No Sale: The Failure of Barebones [health] Insurance" (27 pp. + apps., July 1993) is available ($15) from Families USA, 1334 G St. NW, Wash., DC 20005, 202/628-3030. [6004]

July/August 1993

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  • ""Race, Prejudice and Health Care: The Lessons of the Tuskegce Syphilis Experiment" and "Critical Condition: African Americans in the Health Care System"" is a 53-page summary of materials presented at two conferences, held in Minneapolis, June 1991 and March 1992. Available (no price listed)-and an audio tape of the first-mentioned conference-from the, Illusion Theater, 528 Hennepin Ave. #704, Mpls., MN 55403, 612/339-4944. A bibliography is available from the Center for Biomedical Ethics, 3-110 Owre Hall, Box 33 UMHC, 420 Delaware St., Mpls., MN 55455, 612/625-4917. [5869]

  • "Decade of Indifference: Maternal and Child Health Trends 1980-1990" is available ($4.50) from Children's Defense Fund, 25 E St. NW, Wash., DC 20001, 202/628-8787. [5884]

  • FYI'. A Head and Safety Newsletter for Office Workers is a quarterly 4-page newsletter available from the Tompkins/Cortland Labor Coalition, 109 W. State St., Ithaca, NY 14850, 607/277-5670. Sample copy free. [5870]

  • "Health Reform Today: A Resource Manual on Health Reform" is available ($35) from the Health & Medicine Policy Research Group, 332 S. Michigan Ave. #500, Chicago, IL 60604, 312/922-8057. [5873]

  • "How to Resolve the Health Care Crisis: Affordable Protection for All Americans" by the Editors of Consumer Reports (270 pp., 1992), is available ($4.95), along with a slew of good ancillary and more recent documents, from Consumers Union, 101 Truman Ave., Yonkers, NY 10703-1057,914/378-2000. [5874]

  • "Infant Mortality Among Medicaid Newborns in Five States: The Effects of Prenatal WIC Participation," by Barbara Devaney & Allen Schirm (49 pp., May 1993), is available (likely free) from Dr. Janet Tognetti, Office of Analysis and Evaluation, Food & Nutrition Service, USDA, 3101 Park Ctr. Dr., Alexandria, VA 22302, 703/305-2133. [5871]

  • "National Minority Health Profile: Local Health Departments'Programs and Services" (37 pp. Aug., 1992) is available (likely free) from Rogeho Lopez, US Conf. of Local Health Officers, 1620 Eye St. NW, Wash., DC 20006, 202/293-7330. [5872]

  • The HIV/AIDS Housing Handbook just published, is designed to help organizations developing housing projects to know which HUD assistance programs are available. $10 from the AIDS Natl. Interfaith Network, 110 Maryland Ave. NE #504, Wash., DC 20002, 202/546-0807. [5868]

May/June 1993

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  • Caring for Infants: Trainer's Resource Manual M.R. Horst, ed. - for human services professionals dealing with the effects of prenatal cocaine exposure, how to work with families of at-risk infants, how to care for infants prenatally-exposed to drugs - is available ($40) from Michigan St. U., 202 White House, E. Lansing, MI 48824-1050, 517/353-9102. [5793]

  • "Caring Prescriptions: Strategies for Comprehensive Health Care for Young Children in Poverty" by Karen Bell and Linda Simkin is a new report available ($15.95) from the Natl. Ctr. ft Children in Poverty, 154 Haven Ave., NYC, NY 10032, 212/927-8793. [5795]

  • "Lives in the Balance: The Health Status of America's Medically Underserved Populations" by Daniel Hawkins and Sara Rosenbaum (53 pp. + ca. 100 pp. county-by-county data appendices, March 1993), is available (no price listed) from the Natl. Assn. of Comm. Health Ctrs., 1330 New Hamp-shire Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20036, 202/659-8008. [5792]

  • "The Impact of Health Care Financing on Family Budgets" by Edith Rasell, Jared Bernstein and Kainan Tang (28 pp., April 1993), an Economic Policy Inst. briefing paper, is available ($5) from Public Interest Pubs., 800/537-9359. [5794]

  • US Health Care for Children ed. Richard Berhman, is a special issue of The Future of Children (193 pp., Winter 1992). Free from the Ctr. for the Future of Children, 300 Second St. #10: Los Altos, CA 94022, 415/948-3696 [5796]

March 1993

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  • "An Overview of Legislation from the 102nd Congress Affecting Maternal and Child Health" (22 pp., Dec. 1992) is available (likely free) from the Natl. Commn. to Prevent Infant Mortality, 330 C St. SW, Rm. 2014, Wash., DC 20201, 202/205-8364. [5720]

  • "Boarder Babies in Selected Hospitals in the US: A Survey" is a 25-page, June 1992 paper by the Child Welfare League of Amer. and the Natl. Assn. of Public Hospitals. Available (likely free) from CWLA, 440 First St. NW #310, Wash., DC 20001,202/638-2952. [5721]

  • "The Challenge of HIV/ AIDS in Communities of Color" is the 98-page Dec. 1992 report of the Natl. Commission on AIDS. Available (likely free) from the Commn., 1730 K St. NW #815, Wash., DC 20006,202/254-5125. [5722]

January 1993

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  • "Preventing Alcohol and Other Drug Problems in Our Communities: Case Studies and Resources" (86 pp., 1992, $15) is available from the Comm. Inf. Exchange, 1029 Vermont Ave. NW #710, Wash., DC 20005, 202/628-2981. They also have available (free) a special issue of their periodical Alert, "Community Development Strategies to Pre-vent Alcohol and Other Drug Problems." [5510]

November 1992

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  • Action for Universal Health Care is the ten-times-a-year newsletter of the NE Ohio Coal. for Natl. Health Care, 1800 Euclid Ave., #318, Cleveland, OH 44115, 216/566-8100. [6582]

  • Group Homes for Adults Labeled Mentally Ill is the Fall 1992 issue of The Adult Residential Care Journal, edited by Carol Mowbray of the Wayne St. Univ. School of Social Work. $10 from John McCoin, ACSW, 720 Ottawa St. #100, Leavenworth, KS 66048. [6575]

  • "Heat or Eat?" A new Boston City Hospital study on the effects of cold weather and high energy costs on the health of low-income children found that the number of clinically underweight children coming into the BCH Emergency Room increased dramatically in the period immediately following the coldest month of the winter. For information, contact Dr. Deborah Frank, FGH-3 Boston City Hospital, 818 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02118, 617/534-5251. [6577]

  • "Lives in the Balance: A National, State and County Profile of America's Medically Underserved," by Daniel Hawkins & Sara Rosenbaum (48 pp. + Apps., March 1992), is available (no price listed) from the Natl. Assn. of Community Health Centers, 1330 New Hampshire Ave. NW #122, Wash., DC 20036, 202/659-8008. [6580]

  • "Reproductive Health Hazards in the Workplace: Options for California" is the 72-page 1992 report of The Workplace Reproductive Hazards Policy Group. Available (no price listed) from the Calif. Policy Seminar, 2020 Milvia St. #412, Berkeley, CA 94704, 510/642-5514. [6583]

  • "Technology, Insurance and the Health Care System" The Congressional Office of Technology Assessment is conducting an indepth study of this subject, at the request of Sen. Stevens of Alaska. They are requesting available analyses of the impact of three basic reform models (single-payer, "play or pay," market-based/consumer choice) on health care spending and savings; federal, state and local budgets; employers; employment; households; others costs in the economy; administrative costs. Contact Sara Frey, OTA, US Congress, Wash., DC 20510-8025, 202/228-6590. [6576]

  • The Office of Minority Health Resources Center of the US Dept of Health and Human Services has available a database of minority health-related publications, organizations, and programs; a series of fact sheets and other publications; a resource persons network of 2200 physicians, nurses, social workers, health educators and epidemiologists who provide expert technical assistance; and an information services staff to answer requests from consumers and health professionals. The Ctr. is at PO Box 37337, Wash., DC 20013-7337, 800/444-6472. [6579]

  • USACARE: A National Health Insurance Strategy for the USA, by Peter Botsman (125 pp., Jan. 1992), is available ($12) from the Midwest Ctr. for Labor Research, 3411 W. Diversey Ave. #10, Chicago, IL 60647, 312/278-5418. [6578]

September 1992

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  • A Shot at the Future is a new video documentary on children's health care, from the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies project. It describes a successful immunization campaign in Philadelphia. Inf. from them at 409 12th St. SW #309, Wash., DC 20024-2188, 202/863-2458. [6467]

  • "Enhancing Prenatal Care: Community Health Workers Speak Out" is a 20-page booklet, available (likely free) from the March of Dimes Birth Defect Found., 1275 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY 10605, 914/428-7100. [6465]

  • "Housing and the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Recommendations for Action" is a new report, available (free) from the Natl. Commn. on AIDS, 1730 K St. NW #815, Wash., DC 20006, 202/254-5125. [6468]

  • "Inequity in the Distribution of Health Care: Closing the Gap -- A Report on the Role of Litigation" (71 pp., 1992) is available (no price listed) from Marianne Engelman Lado, NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, 99 Hudson St., 16th flr., NYC, NY 10013, 212/219-1900. The report is an out-growth of LDF's health docket in the past few years and a product of last year's Baltimore conference on health care issues of minorities and the underserved. [6462]

  • "Medicaid and Childhood Immunizations: A National Study" of the Children's Defense Fund (35 pp., Jan. 1992), is available (no price listed) from CDF, 25 E St. NW, Wash., DC 20001, 202/628-8787. [6466]

  • "Mental Health Consumers in the Workplace: How the Americans With Disabilities Act Protects You Against Employment Discrimination" (40 pp., July 1992) is a new handbook ($6.95) from the Mental Health Law Project, 1101 15th St. NW #1212, Wash., DC 20005, 202/467-5730. [6464]

  • The Health Care for Every American Act (H.R. 5500) has been introduced by Rep. John Conyers, Chairman of the House Comm. on Govt. Operations. More inf. from Frank Clemente of Conyers' staff, 2426 RHOB, Wash., DC 20515-2201, 202/225-5126. [6463]

July 1992

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  • Hispanics and Health Insurance -- Vol. 1: Status (52 pp., March 1992), a joint project of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement and the Natl. Council of La Raza, is available (no price listed) from either group -- respectively, 815 16th St. NW #310, Wash., DC 20006, 202/347-4223, 810 First St. NE #300, Wash., DC 20002, 202/289-1380. [6348]

  • "Hunger in the '80s and '90s" is a special supplement to the Jan./Feb. 1992 issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education (vol. 24, no. 1). Copies available (free) from the Society for Nutritional Education, 2001 Killebrew Dr. #340, Minneapolis, MN 55425-1882. [6347]

  • Infant Feeding The Ctr. to Prevent Childhood Nutrition (3333 K St. NW #101, Wash., DC 20007, 202/338-6465) has available three publications (no prices listed): "Should Infant Formula be Marketed to the Public?" (23 pp., May 1990); "Breastfeeding Policies in the US: What can we learn from Developing Countries?" (38 pp., n.d.), and "Reversing the Fall: Hospital and Community Interventions to Improve Infant Feeding in the US," (Oct. 3, 1991 testimony before the House Select Comm. on Hunger) -- all by Sandra Huffman. [6350]

  • Lawyers for Health Care Reform is a "to-be-formed not for profit corporation dedicated to the enactment of a national health care program, other health care reform, advocacy and public awareness, based in Chicago with offices nationwide." Information from Physicians for a National Health Program, 312/509-6380. [6344]

  • "Minority Advocacy Notebook" the Minority Advisory Panel of the Mental Health Law Project, reviews research documenting barriers to adequate mental health care and advocacy for African-American and Latino people with mental illness. Included is a curriculum outline for cross-cultural training and models for cultural awareness, empowerment, outreach and advocacy. $11 from MHLP, 1101 15th St. NW #1212, Wash., DC 20005, 202/467-5730. They also have available a publications list dealing with children, housing, elders and minorities, as well as MLHP Action Line, their newsletter on advocacy issues and recent activities. [6351]

  • The Alcohol Industry and Minority Communities: The Marin Inst. for the Prevention of Alcohol and Other Drug Problems (24 Belvedere St., San Rafael, CA 94901, 415/456-5692) has two new slide shows documenting marketing abuses by the alcohol industry in AfricanAmericans and Latino communities, and showing how communities can fight back: "Pura Vida? Puras Mentiras! The Alcoholic Beverage Industry's Targeting of Latinos" and "Lie, Cheat & Steal: How the Alcohol Industry Markets to African-Americans." $125 each; comes with script, fact sheet, discussion questions, community action ideas, resource listings. [6349]

  • The National Consortium for African American Children has just been established, via the Natl. Commn. to Prevent Infant Mortality. Contact Brenda Leath at the Commission, Switzer Bldg., Rm. 2014, 330 C St. SW, Wash., DC 20201, 202/472-1364. [6345]

  • The Resource Mothers Development Project is a national home visiting outreach project launched by the Natl. Commn. to Prevent Infant Mortality. They also run a clearinghouse data base of home visiting programs. See item above for Commn.'s address. [6346]

May 1992

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  • "AIDS and the Law: Your Rights in Pennsylvania" (28 pp., 1992) is available ($3) from the AIDS Law Project of Penn., 924 Cherry St. #519, Phila., PA 19107, 215/440-8555. [6159]

  • Drug and Alcohol Programs Two manuals designed to help drug and alcohol programs understand and cope with complicated legal and practical problems have been issued by the Legal Action Center, 153 Waverly Pl., NYC, NY 10014, 212/243-1313: "Confidentiality: A Guide to Federal Laws and Regulations" and " A legal Issues handbook for School-Based Programs" ($26.95 each). Also available are "HIV/AIDS: A Legal, Policy and Practical Guide for Human Service Providers in NY State" ($15) and two newsletters, Of Substance: A Newsletter of the Substance Abuse and AIDS (monitoring federal legislative and regulatory developments; $300/year). [6158]

  • "Healthy Mothers, healty Babies: A Compendium of Program Ideas for Serving Low-Income Women" (169 pp., Jan. 1986) from the Div. of Maternal and Child health of the US Public Health Service (DHHS Pub. No. (PHS) 86-50209), is available from the Supt. of Documents, USGPO, Wash., DC 20402 (no price listed). [6160]

  • "Immigrants at Risk: Health Care Services for Chicago's Immigrant Community -- A Needs Assessment and Recommendations Report" (48 pp., May 1988) is available from Travelers & Immigrants Aid of Chicago, 327 S. La Salle St. #1500, Chicago, IL 60604, 312/435-4500; no price given. [6155]

  • Infant Mortality: The Natl. Commission to Prevent Infant Mortality (chaired by ex-Florida Sen. Lawton Chiles) has available "Death Before Life: The Tragedy of Infant Mortality" (40 pp., 1988) and "One-Stop Shopping: The Road to Healthy Mothers and Children" (40 pp., 1991). Both free. "Troubling Trends Persist: Short-changing America's Next Generation" is the Commission's latest report (50 pp.). It's an update of their 1990 publication "Troubling Next Generation." $9 from the Commn., Switzer Bldg., Rm. 2014, 330 C St. SW, Wash., DC
    20201, 202/472-1364. Another Commission activity is their National Health/Education Consortium, co-sponsored by the Inst. for Educational Leadership. 330 C St. NW #2014, Wash., DC 20201, 202/472-1364. [6156]

  • "Medicaid and Childhood Immunizations," by Joseph Tiang-Yau Liu & Sara Rosenbaum (35 pp., Jan. 1992), is available (no price listed) from the Children's Defense Fund, 122 C St. NW, Wash., DC 20001, 202/628-8787. [6166]

  • Nuture/Ctr. to Prevent Childhood Malnutrition has available a publications list: 3333 K St. NW #101, Wash., DC 20007, 202/338-6465. [6163]

  • "Shattered Hopes, Endangered Lives: The Health and Well-Being of Adolescent Males in the US" (Sept. 1990), a 180-page (+refs) report prepared for the Office of Minority Health, HHS, is available from Policy Research Inc., 5740 Trotter Rd., Clarksville, MD 21029, 301/531-3300; no price given. [6154]

  • The Calif. Law Ctr. on Long Term Care 1453 Mission St., 5th flr., SF, CA 94103, 415/431-6321), established in 1982, is committed to aggressive advocacy for policy reform and enforcement of the law to protect the rights of poor people who rely on long-term care services; and assuring that legal services recieve the most current information about long-term care issues. They undertake litigation support; legal consultation, research and technical assistance; training and publications; legislative and administrative advocacy. [6161]

  • The Medford Declartion to End Hunger in the US was released at an April 6 press conference, with over 1000 organizational and individual endorsers. Copies of the Declaration and background information available from the Ctr. on Hunger, Poverty and Nutrition Policy, Tufts Univ., 132 Curtis, Medford, MA 02155, 617/381-3223. [6157]

  • The Mental Health Policy Resource Center's Public Information Exchange provides a library, question response referral, and an online computer network. Further information from the Center, 1730 Rhode Island Ave. NW #308, Wash., DC 20036, 202/775-8826. [6167]

  • The National Alumni AIDS Prevention Project of the Jackson St. Univ. Natl. Alumni Assn. provides a variety of training and technical assistance resources within the African-American community, nationally. Veronica Hartwell is their Project Coordinator, NAAPP. Po Box 18890, Jackson, MS 39217, 601/968-2519. [6162]

  • "The State of Native American Youth Health" (56 pp., Feb. 1992) is available (no price listed, likely free) from the Div. of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health, Box 721, Univ. Minn Hospital & Clinic, Harvard St. an E. River Rd., Mpls, MN 55455. What apparaently is an academic version of this report, titled "America Indian-Alaska Native Youth Health," by Robert Blum et al., appeared in J. Amer. Med. Assn., vol. 267, n. 12, March 25, 1992, pp. 1637-44. Reprints available (free) at the same address. [6165]

March 1992

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  • The AIDS Benefits Handbook, by Thomas McCormack is a 240-page guide to Social Security, welfare, housing, drugs, food stamps, Medicare, Medicaid, etc. $8.95 from Yale Univ. Press, 92-A Yale Sta., New Haven, CT 06520, 203/432/0940. [6058]

  • The Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved is a quarterly published by the Inst. on Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, Meharry Medical College, 1005 D.B. Todd Blvd., Nashville, TN 37208, 615/327-6279. The Institute also operates welfare, housing, drugs, food stamps, Medicare, Medicaid, etc. $8.95 from Yale Univ. Press, 92-A Yale Sta., New Haven, CT 06520, 203/432-0940. [6057]

  • "The Manual of Common Communicable Diseases in Shelters," eds. James O'Connell, M.D. & Janet Groth, R.N. is based on six years' experience by the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. $21.95 from Fund for the Homeless, Boston Foundation, 1 Boston Pl., 24th flr., Boston, MA 02108, 617/723-7415. [6060]

  • "California Asian Health Issues in the 1990s"" is the 110-page report of an April, 1990 public hearing by the Calif. Commission for Economic Development. Copies ($5) from the Office of the Lt. Governor, 711 Van Ness ave. #305, SF, CA 94102. [6053]

  • Health Apartheid in the U.S. is the Summer 1991 issue of Health/PAC Bulletin. Contact them at 17 Murray St., NYC, NYC, NY 10007, 212/267-8890. [6055]

  • "Hispanic Access to Health Care: Significant Gaps Exist" is a 42-page statement by Eleanor Chelimsky of the Comptroller General's Office before the House Select Comm. on Aging Caucus. It's document GAO/T-PEMD-91-13, available (free) from the US Gen. Accounting Office, PO Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20877. [6054]

  • "Our Kids Are Not Immune: NYC's Failure to Prevent Childhood Diseases" is a Dec., 1991 report by NYC Comptroller Elizabeth Holtzman. Available (likely free) from Dr. Barry Skura, Room 517 Municipal Bldg., NYC, NYC, NY 10007, 212/669-7396. [6056]

  • Progressive Health Legislation: The Natl. Assn. for Public Health Policy (c/o The Marin Inst., 24 Belvedere St., San Rafeal, CA 94901, 415/456-5692) has available materials on The Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Act of 1991 (S.1994, Sen Kennedy). They are a progressive public health organzation and publish the Journal of Public Health Policy. [6059]

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  • "Common Sense: Why jobs & training won't end welfare for homeless families" is a 4-page, Aug. 1996 report from Homes for the Homeless, 36 Cooper Sq., 6th flr., NYC, NY 10003, 212/529-5252. They also have a pamphlet, "The Dollars & Sense of Welfare: Why Work Won't Work." [2964]

  • "Racial Discrimination & Blood Pressure: The CARDIA Study of Young Black & White Adults," by Nancy Krieger & Stephen Sidney appeared in the Oct. 1996 Amer. J. of Public Health. The study linked high blood pressure among Black adults to discrimination & unfair treatment. Reprints of the 9-page article are available (free) from Dr. Krieger, Dept. of Health & Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115. [2946]

  • "Racial Discrimination & Blood Pressure: The CARDIA Study of Young Black & White Adults," by Nancy Krieger & Stephen Sidney appeared in the Oct. 1996 Amer. J. of Public Health. The study linked high blood pressure among Black adults to discrimination & unfair treatment. Reprints of the 9-page article are available (free) from Dr. Krieger, Dept. of Health & Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115. [2949]

  • "The Effects of Poverty, Race & Family Structure on US Children's Health: Data from the NHIS, 1978 through 1980 and 1989 through 1991," by Laura Montgomery, John Kielt & Gregory Pappas appeared in the Oct. 1996 Amer. J. of Public Health. Reprints of the 5-page article (likely free) from Montgomery, Infant & Child Health Studies, NCHS, 6525 Belerest Rd., Rm. 790, Hyattsville, MD 20782. [2953]

  • "The Minority Health E-mail List" is for researchers & others interested in issues of race & class in health. To subscribe, send a message with the word "subscribe" in the Subject: field to minhlth-request. Messages to minhlth@persephone.hampshire.edu [2954]

  • "Whatever Happened to the Health Insurance Crisis in the US? Voices From a Natl. Survey," by Karen Donelan, Robert Blendon, Craig Hill, Catherine Hoffman, Diane Rowland, Martin Frankel & Drew Altman appeared in the Oct 23-30, 1996, J. Amer. Med. Assn. The study reports that 46% of uninsured adults experienced "serious" consequences as a result of problems getting and/or paying for health care. Copies of the 5-page article are available (free) from the Kaiser Family Foundation, 800/656-4533. Also from the study: "Getting Behind the Numbers on Access to Care Project: Randomly-Selected Verbatim Responses" (20 pp., Oct. 1996) and a Chart Pack, Likely available as well from the foundation. [2957]

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