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Does Race Matter? Access and Service use for Children by Race during 2002

Allegheny HealthChoices, Inc. for the Allegheny County Department of Human Services' HealthChoices Program (2006) Does Race Matter? Access and Service use for Children by Race during 2002. Project Report. Allegheny HelathChoices, Inc., Pittsburgh, Pa.

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    Abstract

    Executive Summary The Surgeon General’s Report on Mental Health and the supplemental report on Race, Culture and Ethnicity summarized national research on mental health and the treatment of mental disorders. These reports concluded that minorities were much less likely than Caucasians to access behavioral health care and receive high quality treatment, even though minorities and Caucasians have similar rates of mental disorders. These national reports provide the context for Allegheny HealthChoices, Inc.’s (AHCI) analysis of racial disparities in behavioral health services. In 2003, AHCI reported that African-American children and youth enrolled in HealthChoices during 2002 accessed behavioral health services at lower rates than Caucasians. AHCI developed this current report to further explore access and service use patterns by race for children and youth.


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    Item Type: Report Document or other Monograph (Project Report)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Healthcare, Health, Minority, Children, Race, Access, Allegheny County, Treatment,Effective, Social Service,
    Subjects: Government Publications
    Health > Health Equity > Access To Healthcare
    Health > Disparities
    Health > Prenatal & Pediatric Health
    Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Mental Health
    Practice > service
    Teaching
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    Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2011
    Last Modified: 26 May 2011 11:57
    Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.pitt.edu/id/eprint/559

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