JOURNAL ARTICLE

The Health Resources and Services Administration diversity data collection

Kathleen M White, George Zangaro, Hayden O Kepley, Alex Camacho
Public Health Reports 2014, 129 Suppl 2: 51-6
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The Health Resources and Services Administration maintains a strong emphasis on increasing the diversity of the health-care workforce through its grant programs. Increasing the diversity of the workforce is important for reducing health disparities in the population caused by socioeconomic, geographic, and race/ethnicity factors because evidence suggests that minority health professionals are more likely to serve in areas with a high proportion of underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups. The data show success in increasing the diversity of enrollees in five nursing programs.

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