Minority health disparities

EXCEEDing the Standard

The federally funded EXCEED program is taking minority health disparities research to the next level--by turning information into intervention

Culturally Sensitive Dementia Care

Culturally Sensitive Dementia Care

From raising community awareness to providing one-on-one patient interventions and multicultural support services, nurses of color can play a crucial role in easing the disproportionately high burden of Alzheimer's disease in minority populations.

Nurses vs. HIV/AIDS Disparities: Creating Culturally Competent Interventions

In the conclusion of an exclusive two-part series, we examine the wide variety of resources available to help nurses develop their own culturally targeted solutions for addressing HIV/AIDS disparities in specific minority populations

Nurses vs. HIV/AIDS Disparities: Interventions that Work

In part one of an exclusive two-part series, we showcase the innovative work of minority nurses who are creating successful solutions for improving HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention in communities of color.

Closing the Cardiovascular Disease Gap

Experts agree that culturally competent preventive education can play a key role in reducing CVD disparities in minority communities. And who better to provide that education than nurses?


An innovative new program in Columbus, Ohio, is focusing aggressively on eliminating racial and ethnic cancer disparities--with a special emphasis on increasing minority patients’ participation in clinical trials

Keeping Secrets Close to the Breast

Many Americans of color are reluctant to reveal information about their family health histories, even to their closest loved ones. Minority nurses can play an important role in helping to break the cycle of secrecy.

Closing the Infant Mortality Gap

How nurses can play a leadership role in helping to eliminate one of the most tragic of racial and ethnic health disparities.

Teaching Nursing Students About Minority Health Disparities

When your students graduate and go out into the world, will they be ready, willing and able to join the fight against racial and ethnic health inequities? Here’s what some nursing educators are doing to make sure their students are prepared.

Trouble in Paradise

Trouble in Paradise

In Hawaii, nurses are helping Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders reconnect with their traditional culture to combat a daunting array of health disparities

Diversity: A Public Health Issue

Diversity: A Public Health Issue

It's no secret that health care professionals must identify, respect, and care about their patients' differences, values, preferences, and expressed needs. Some patients' backgrounds might be similar to those of the care provider and some may be different. It's the differences that cry out for attention.

African American Men and Prostate Cancer: The Need for Innovative Education

African American Men and Prostate Cancer: The Need for Innovative Education

Prostate cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed forms of cancer in the United States. When compared with Caucasian males, African American males are diagnosed much later and the mortality rate is 2.4 times higher. Part of the problem is a lack of knowledge in the African American community, but nurses can combat the disparities through creative outreach.

Trust: The Barrier Between Minorities and Clinical Research

Trust: The Barrier Between Minorities and Clinical Research

Given the major health issues disproportionately affecting minorities, there are life-altering reasons to target such communities for clinical trials and research. But doing so requires combating lingering mistrust, reaching out to neighborhood allies, and even educating yourself.

Minority Pediatric Health

Gwenda Grant, R.N.

From the neonatal ward to young adults, minority nurses are fighting for the future health of their communities. These nurses are leading innovative new programs and advocating for disparities that exist even for their smallest patients.

Trying to Breathe Easy

Trying to Breathe Easy

For those children and families living in homeless shelters, dealing with chronic diseases like asthma is doubly difficult. Now researchers from Mercy College School of Nursing are looking for ways to alleviate their symptoms.


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