Serving Diverse Communities: Finding Data on Health Disparities

This course will cover resources that provide information on finding data on health disparities.

  1. History, definition of health disparities and how health disparities intertwined with the social determinants of health. 
  2. Online resources for accessing data on health disparities
  3. Scenario Practices

You will have the opportunity to watch the simulation and then practice it where you have the chance to apply the knowledge.


One hour

Intended Audience

Public health professionals and healthcare providers interested working with non-native English speakers that needs to provide access to reliable health information.

Learning objectives

At the end of this training module, you will be able to:

  • Discuss health disparities in public health.
  • Identify at least three online resources for accessing health disparity data.
  • Analyze resources to access data on health disparities.

Pre-requisites/Learning Level

No pre-requisites

Competencies addressed

Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals

Domain 3: Communication Skills

  • Analytical/Assessment Skills: 1A2 – Identifies quantitative and qualitative data and information (e.g., vital statistics, electronic health records, transportation patterns, unemployment rates, community input, health equity impact assessments) that can be used for assessing the health of a community.
  • Cultural Competence: 4A1 – Describes the concept of diversity as it applies to individuals and populations (e.g., language, culture, values, socioeconomic status, geography education, race, gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, profession, religious affiliation, mental and physical abilities, historical experiences)

Public Health 3.0

  • Foundational Infrastructure – Focusing on equity and cultural competence

CEUs Offered

Is offered part of the series, 1.0 hour of MLA CE (Medical Library Association)




Online Self-Pace

Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts

Derek Johnson, MLIS

Technical requirements

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
  • Flash Player 
  • Speakers

Registration requirements

Register a free account

Creation and/or update

Released March 2018

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