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AHRQ Highlights National Hispanic Heritage Month

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), in recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 through October 15), continues to raise awareness about the lack of equity and health disparities that affect Latino populations.  AHRQ’s National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (QDR) features data on disparities in health care quality at the national level, and the QDR Data Query Tool allows users to search measures with data specific to Latinos.  Access consumer information that AHRQ has made available in Spanish as well as AHRQ grantee profiles:
  • Glenn Flores’ research explores disparities in children’s health, particularly among the Latino population.
  • Melissa Stockwell investigates the use of health information technology to improve pediatric vaccination rates at Latino community health centers.
Additional AHRQ resources for health care professionals include the Spanish versions of the Surveys on Patient Safety Culture (for hospitals, medical offices, nursing homes, community pharmacies and ambulatory surgery centers) and Spanish-language consumer materials from the Effective Healthcare (EHC) Program.