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What's New | April 28, 2010

Reducing Youth Health Disparities
Youth, especially among racial and ethnic minorities, experience higher rates of diseases, injuries, and violence than Whites and fewer opportunities to achieve optimal health.  Youth health risk factors include poor dietary choices, low levels of physical activity, lack of dental care, and substance abuse. 

The featured Innovations describe three different programs that addressed health disparities among youth.

The featured QualityTools provide best practices, tools, and information that can help reduce health disparities among youth.
Featured Innovations:
Featured QualityTools:

 2009 National Healthcare Disparities Report
Developed by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 Improving Asthma Care for Children Toolkit: Best Practices in Medicaid Managed Care
Developed by Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.

 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
Developed by National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Adolescent and School Health

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 4 Steps to Control Your Diabetes. For Life.
Developed by National Diabetes Education Program

 Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work
Developed by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 Newborn Screening Coding and Terminology Guide
Developed by Department of Health and Human Services; Health Resources and Services Administration; National Institutes of Health; National Library of Medicine; Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

 Patient Safety Primers
Developed by University of California, San Francisco Medical Center