November 25, 2015

New Reference Resource: FAIR Database Provides Access to 30 Years of Healthcare Disparities Research

From a FAIR Announcement:

The Finding Answers Intervention Research Database – known as the FAIR Database   contains 388 journal article summaries from 11 systematic reviews of racial and ethnic health disparities intervention literature spanning from 1979 to 2011.  The systematic reviews were published as a Special Supplement to the October 2007 issue of Medical Care Research and Review, and an August 2012 Symposium in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

“We think this tool will be useful particularly for people looking for a wide variety of interventions,” says Marshall H. Chin , MD, MPH, the Richard Parrillo Family Professor of Healthcare Ethics in the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago. Chin is Director of Finding Answers: Disparities Research for Change, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation located at the University of Chicago.


For example, a search for Depression + African American+ Patient + “Providing Psychological Support” yields a list of 10 research papers (with embedded links) in journals including JAMA and the Journal of Health Psychology.   A search of HIV/AIDS + Latino + Community + “Restructuring the Care Team” yields four papers in journals including AIDS Education and Prevention, Research in Nursing & Health, and the Journal of Community Health.

Direct to FAIR Database

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