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Advancing collaborative research with 2-1-1 to reduce health disparities challenges, opportunities, and recommendations

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Hall K, Stipelman BA, Eddens KS, Kreuter MW, Bame SI, Meissner HI., Yabroff KR, Purnell JQ, Ferrer R, Ribisl KM, Glasgow R, Linnan LA, Taplin S, Fernandez ME. Advancing collaborative research with 2-1-1 to reduce health disparities challenges, opportunities, and recommendations. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2012;43(6):S518-528.

The 2-1-1 system is a Federal Communications Commission nationally designated 3-digit telephone information and referral (I&R) system that connects callers with basic needs to health and social services in their community. Although the 2-1-1 system has a number of limitations—uneven geographic coverage within states, diverse data collection and storage systems, and scarce resources—it also offers an unprecedented opportunity to reduce health disparities by providing an infrastructure with near national reach that can enable partnerships between researchers and 2-1-1 systems to monitor health inequalities; track utilization of health services; and provide evidence-based information, referral, and behavioral interventions to vulnerable segments of the population.

Online at: http://www.ajpmonline.org/article/S0749-3797(12)00680-0/pdf

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English

Type of Publication:

Journal article

Keywords:

2-1-1, health disparities

Addresses these goal(s):

  • Engage community partners in your scientific team

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Resource created by Lauren Faulkner on 10/8/2014 12:36:57 PM.

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