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Racism and the Health of Every American

NIMHD launches a new assessments collection to help researchers harmonize data collection of social determinants of health. Explore the resource today.

Interested in examining population health? NIMHD is supporting research to provide new data for U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands people and serve as the basis for future research.

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Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable

Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

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Relationships between allostatic load, unhealthy behaviors, and depressive disorder in U.S. adults, 2005-2012 NHANES


NIMHD Insights

New on the Blog! Can Paid Maternity Leave Help Address the Disparities in Maternal Mortality?

Maternal mortality rates are rising at an alarming rate in the United States, especially among women from racial and ethnic minority communities. NIMHD Program Director Dr. Rada Dagher, discusses how paid leave programs can help decrease these disparities.


Racism and the Health of Every American

NIMHD Director Dr. Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable shares a message on racism and the health of every American in the latest issue of NIMHD Insights Blog.


Spotlight on COVID-19 and Health Disparities

NIMHD Director Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D. shares his thoughts on how COVID-19 is disproportionally impacting racial/ethnic minorities and other vulnerable populations.


HDPulse - An Ecosystem of Minority Health and Health Disparities Resources

Visit the Data Portal to explore Health statistics, charts, and maps by data topic across the health disparities continuum.


Research News and Features

Identifying gene variants of cystic fibrosis in Dominicans and Puerto Ricans

A study was conducted to describe the CF gene variants in 61 people in the Dominican Republic and 21 in Puerto Rico with clinically diagnosed CF.


NIMHD’s Pioneers in Minority Health and Health Disparities Q & A Campaign

Dr. Gee is a Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the Fielding School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles.


Increasing Minimum Wage Could Reduce Racial Disparity in U.S. Infant Mortality

In the United States, infant mortality among non-Hispanic Blacks is twice the rate among non-Hispanic Whites.


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