For Ethnic and Racial Minorities

Large urban areas in the United States are able to show hospitalization and emergency department use data by smaller geographical areas. Higher rates of hospitalization, emergency room use, and mortality by neighborhood may also indicate inadequate access to primary care and disease management strategies that can keep people with asthma out of emergency rooms and hospitals.

Whether the sources of the problem are related to socio-economic level, the burden of disease, or lack of access to primary and preventive health care, or a combination of all these and more, it is clear that African Americans and ethnic minorities with asthma are experiencing poorer outcomes and will benefit from improved public awareness, regular contact with health providers, effective disease management strategies.

Regional Resources

NH Office of Minority Health Phone: 603-271-8459

NH Language Translation and Interpretation Resources.

NH Minority Health Coalition - Non profit organization dedicated to improving the health of minority populations.
Phone: 603-627-7703

La Coalición de Salud de las Minorías en New Hampshire

Maine Office of Minority Health

Massachusetts Office of Multicultural Health

Vermont Office of Minority Health

National Resources

Centers for Disease Control's Minority Health Resources.

Directory of Federal, State, and Tribal Minority Health Resources from the Centers for Disease Control

United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health

African Americans:

MEDLINEplus - African American

National Institutes of Health - African American Health

American Indians/Native Americans:

Association of American Indian Physicians

MEDLINEplus - Native Americans

National Institutes of Health - Health Information for Native Americans

Tribal Governments

Asian and Pacific Islander:

American Health Forum

Medline Plus - Asian American Health

United States National Library of Medicine-Asian American Health


Latino Health Institute

MEDLINEplus - Hispanic Americans

National Alliance for Hispanic Health

National Institutes of Health - Hispanic American Health

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