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For Further Reading:

UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

Health Disparities and Children in Immigrant Families: A Research Agenda
Fernando S. Mendoza, MD, MPH

Kaiser Family Foundation Disparities Policy page

American Psychological Association
Fact Sheet: Health Disparities and Stress

Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities (IHCD) Service

National Conference of State Legislatures
Health Disparities



“Undoing Racism in Public Health: A Blueprint for Action in Urban Maternal and Child Health” (PDF)
“Maternal Nutrition and Infant Mortality in the Context of Relationality” (PDF)
“Race, Stress, and Social Support: Addressing the Crisis in Black Infant Mortality” (PDF) 

Video resources
Dr. Camara Jones describes three kinds of racism
Segment excerpt from “When the Bough Breaks”: Unraveling the mystery of Black-white differences in infant mortality
Video Clips and Information about the Series: Un-Natural Causes…Is Inequality Making Us Sick?
Links to several videos compiled by creators of the website for Race: The Power of an Illusion

Resources on LGBT Healthcare Concerns and Disparities
The Institute of Medicine’s first ever LGBT Health Report (PDF)

Thanks to the Midwives´ association of Washington state for identifying these resources