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Hepatitis C Index

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The National Minority Quality Forum has launched the Hepatitis C Index to help health-care practitioners, policy makers, advocacy groups and industry identify and quantify hepatitis C geographically and by age, gender and race/ethnicity. This internet-based resource enables users to map hepatitis C prevalence, total counts and hospitalization rates at the zip-code level nationally as well […]

Mapping Lung Cancer

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The National Minority Quality Forum has launched the Lung Cancer Index to help health-care practitioners, policy makers, advocacy groups, and industry identify and quantify lung cancer by race/ethnicity, age, and gender. This internet-based resource enables users to map lung cancer prevalence and total counts at the zip-code level for the United States as well as […]

U.S. Diabetes Index

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U.S. Diabetes Index (USDI), published by the National Minority Quality Forum, provides critical intelligence about diabetes in the United States.  Its mission is to reduce the incidence of the disease and improve health outcomes while encouraging the efficient management of health-care resources by providing actionable, community-specific information.  Its audience includes providers, legislators, policy makers, researchers, […]

Lead Risk Index

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The National Minority Quality Forum has launched the Lead Risk Index to help health-care practitioners, policymakers, advocacy groups and industry gain a full understanding of childhood lead poisoning at the local level. Nationally, an estimated 750,000 children under age six have an elevated blood lead level of 5 micrograms per deciliter or above, the level […]

Childhood Obesity Index

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  The Childhood Obesity Index is a navigational tool to maps of childhood obesity prevalence at the national, state, county, MSA, congressional and state legislative district and zip code levels, further segmented by race/ethnicity and gender.   Visit Map Childhood Obesity 

Cardiovascular Disease Index

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The Cardiovascular Disease Index (CVD Index) provides interactive statistical information on CVD nationwide and at the regional, state, county, metropolitan, legislative-district, and zip-code levels, as well as by age, gender, and race/ethnicity. Users may create customized maps and graphs to support educational, advocacy, and public-affairs initiatives. Minorities in the United States experience disparities in cardiovascular […]

U.S. HIV/AIDS Index

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The U.S. HIV/AIDS Index is a project of the National Minority Quality Forum. The data were collected and analyzed by National Minority Quality Forum staff in partnership with the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics at the School of Public Health & Health Services at George Washington University in Washington, DC. The U.S. HIV/AIDS Index is […]

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  Improving cardiometabolic health in minorities     Background The National Health Index (NHI), a wholly–owned subsidiary of the National Minority Quality Forum, provides demographic intelligence about chronic disease prevalence, costs, outcomes, and associated trends.   Our chronic disease search engine provides the most comprehensive reservoir of healthcare information, derived from multiple data sources, at the […]

Frequency of anxiety after stroke: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies

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Onlinelibrary.wiley.com: 9/27/12 Negative psychological outcomes occur frequently after stroke; however, there is uncertainty regarding the occurrence of anxiety disorders and anxiety symptoms after stroke. A systematic review of observational studies was conducted that assessed the frequency of anxiety in stroke patients using a diagnostic or screening tool. Read More

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