Using secondary data to monitor racial/ethnic minority health equity in Michigan: The Michigan Health Equity Data Project

Rebecca Coughlin, Denise C. Carty, Corey Ridings, Sheryl Weir & Violanda Grigorescu
Introduction: Identifying and tracking racial/ethnic minority health disparities can be challenging due to differences in data available from varied and non-integrated sources. The Health Equity Data Project (HEDP) compiles Michigan data for eighteen priority indicators for five racial/ethnic minority populations across consistent time periods to identify and monitor disparities. Indicators include social determinants, behaviors, and health outcomes. Materials / Methods: Data were gathered from secondary data sources, and four standard measures were used to evaluate...
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