U3 Publications and Resources

The resources below relate to research on health disparities and social determinants of health, and provide information on the importance of inclusion and representation in research.

Tools:

  • NIH Inclusion Outreach Toolkit
    This toolkit serves as a resource for researchers to learn about the history of the inclusion of women and underrepresented populations in clinical research. It provides best practices, case studies, and other content to help advance inclusive participation in biomedical research.

  • PhenX Toolkit Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Assessments Collection
    This resource contains a catalog of recommended measurement protocols developed by the scientific community via a consensus-based process to strengthen harmonization across studies. The Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Collections provide common data elements specific to research on SDOH.

Reports:

Women of Color Health Information Collection

Sex, gender, race, ethnicity, and other social, economic, and environmental factors influence vulnerability to and the impact of disease. In order to reduce illness, enhance health, and lengthen life, researchers collect data to help identify the ways in which different factors affect health. The resources below present information and data on specific health conditions, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease, by race and ethnicity.

  • Breast Cancer, 2014 (PDF - 614.4KB)
    Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women in the U.S. This publication presents information on preventive screening, access barriers, and breast cancer outcomes for women of color.

  • HIV Infection and AIDS, 2014 (PDF - 569.6KB)
    Although there has been an overall decline in HIV/AIDS-related death among women, it remains among the leading causes of death for women of color. This resource provides information on the impact of HIV/AIDS on women of color in the US.

  • Women of Color Health Data Book, 4th Edition, 2014 (PDF - 2.4MB)
    This resource provides information on the health of different populations of women in the U.S. using content from national health datasets.

  • Cardiovascular Disease, 2012 (PDF - 1.4MB)
    Across populations, heart disease is a leading cause of death for women in the United States. This publication presents data on cardiovascular disease among women of color.

  • Diabetes Mellitus, 2011 (PDF - 11.4MB)
    Although, diabetes mellitus can affect any segment of the population, it is one of the leading causes of serious complications, disability, and premature death among women of color in the United States. This publication presents data on the impact of diabetes on the health women.

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