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The State of Health Equity Research:

Closing Knowledge Gaps to Address Inequities

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AAMC and AcademyHealth partnered to review all US-based, health disparities-focused health services research funded between 2007 and 2011. Over 2,000 abstracts were analyzed to understand where this crucial research is taking place and who’s funding it, to identify gaps in the populations and health outcomes being studied, and to assess trends in the funding of solution-focused health equity research.

For details about the methodology, complete results and a discussion of what these findings mean, download the full report “The State of Health Equity Research: Closing Knowledge Gaps to Address Inequities”. The study’s main findings are presented in the four infographics below.

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Where is Disparities-Focused Health Services Research Taking Place?






What Percentage of Disparities-Focused Health Services Research Investigates Inequities in Specific Populations?






Health Outcomes Pie Chart

What Percentage of Disparities-Focused Health Services Research Investigates Inequities Related to Specific Health Outcomes?





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Are Health Services Researchers Focusing on Detecting, Understanding, or Eliminating Health Disparities?