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Agency:    Department of Health and Human Services
Bureau:    Administration on Aging
Account:    Aging services programs (75-0142)
Certifying Official:    Director, Budget and Finance
Contact Information:    http://WWW.HHS.GOV   202-720-3210
Type I Policy and Exchange Center on Aging - Preparing for an Aging America Project.

1 recipient will receive $992,000. This is a continuing earmark.
Year Enacted: 2005
Code: N/A
Description: Disparities in the health and service utilization patterns of ethnic minority groups are evident in the research literature. Policymakers, however, lack data on the key indictors of physical and mental health needs and the barriers to services faced by these elders. The current project will address this problem by collecting such data through a survey of a representative sample of older African Americans, Cubans, other Hispanics, and Caucasians. A carefully designed, culturally appropriated instrument will be used to conduct telephone interviews (in English and Spanish) with a sample of 2600 respondents (650 of each group). Data collected from the participants will be used to identify differences between ethnic groups and subgroups, physical and mental health disparities, and service needs and barriers to services. The findings will be used to develop policies and practices that reduce gaps between health and long-term care needs and services, which will begin to ameliorate disparities of health status among elderly in different ethnic minority populations.
Beneficiary/Recipient Amount ($K) Program Type Address
University of South Florida (069687242) $992 Program Innovations Public Educational Institution
4202 E. Fowler Ave. FAO 126
Tampa, FL
  Comment: N/A
Source: Appropriations Report Language - Conference
Reference: P.L. 108-447, H. Rept. 108-792
Citation Excerpt: State University System of Florida, Type I Policy and Exchange Center on Aging, Tampa, FL - Preparing for the Aging America Project.

Citation Comment: N/A

Last Modified: 16-Apr-2007

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