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Race & Ethnicity Data: Search Results: Reports, Policy Briefs, and Other Resources

This fact sheet highlights how women and families will benefit from the prevention provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

This policy brief describes the interplay between food insecurity and the onset and management of diabetes, and underscore the need for a comprehensive framework to alleviate poverty and increase access to healthy foods.

California Focus on Disparities - All Races

This searchable resource from the California Department of Public Health provides detailed data on asthma across California.

This resource has searchable data on cancer rates throughout California.

As cited on, this resource provides data by race/ethnicity on the number of students in California experiencing depression-related feelings.

As cited on, this resource provides data by race/ethnicity on the percentage of students in California that are afraid of being beaten up at school.

As cited on, this resource provides data by race/ethnicity on the occurrence of physical fights at schools across California.

As cited on, this resource provides data by race/ethnicity on the level of school safety students report across California.

The U.S. Census from 2010 provides detailed demographic data.

Using data from the California Health Interview Survey, this fact sheet examines how national reform efforts impact California's diverse communities.

This report presents case studies, expert opinions, and recommendations from our spring 2009 convenings on joint use.

The Having Our Say coalition examines some of the national health reform policies that have the most impact on our communities, highlighting proposals that expand access to care, eliminate health disparities, and promote primary prevention. We also discuss the impact an individual mandate would have on our communities.

This brief documents CPEHN's advocacy efforts on SB 853. The first of its kind in the country, this law holds health plans accountable for the provision of language services - requiring health plans and health insurers to provide their enrollees with interpreter services, translated materials, and to collect race, ethnicity, and language data.

Ask CHIS - pooled data 2007/2009

In March 2008, Having Our Say coalition members came together to debrief about the 2007 health care reform efforts, including the coalition's accomplishments and lessons learned. The group worked to develop a policy agenda for 2008 that would build towards comprehensive coverage.

This report ranks cities and counties throughout California using key factors known to influence health, including income, chronic diseases, health insurance status, and access to open space for physical activity. The results of this analysis have been used to create a visual map for where to focus public health resources and efforts. The brief offers recommendations to help policymakers, public health experts, and community leaders incorporate health considerations in land-use and transportation planning.

This policy brief provides statistics on the growing diabetes epidemic among communities of color and highlights policy recommendations and innovative solutions to improve our communities' nutritional and physical landscapes.

Click on a county on a map or choose from a county list to get detailed asthma data for each county.

This report highlights how the three statewide health care reform proposals introduced in the 2007 legislative session would have impacted communities of color. In addition to outlining the demographics of the newly insured, the report includes our recommendations to ensure that our future health cares system is prepared to serve California ’s diverse communities. 

This report from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research shows that job-based health insurance coverage -- the backbone of the state's system of health insurance – continues to decline.

Funded by the California Program on Access to Care, this study explores the role of race/ethnicity and language in access to, and experience of, care among adult Californians enrolled in the state's seven major health plans.

Supported by the Commonwealth Fund, this paper provides principles and recommendations for implementing cultural competency in the field. Based on interviews with leaders in the field of cultural competency, the authors discuss best practices and important lessons in the implementation of cultural competency initiatives.

Our review of the state's current process of overseeing health plan compliance with the Healthy Families cultural and linguistic requirements finds that they need to do more to ensure compliance.

California Speaks: Language Diversity and English Proficiency by Legislative District