Research & Evaluation Projects
Since 2005, Finding Answers has been testing a variety of quality-improvement initiatives to find out what works – and what doesn’t – to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health care. The Finding Answers project team, based at the University of Chicago, has also synthesized the body of intervention research in several high-impact disease areas to inform disparities-reduction efforts that will affect large numbers of minority patients.
This section of the web site includes information about Finding Answers’ grantee interventions, grantee publications, and systematic reviews.
These are the 33 projects funded by Finding Answers to evaluate their impact on disparities. They take place across the country, in a variety of settings, and focus on reducing disparities in diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and depression. See the complete list here.
The 33 grantees funded by Finding Answers are all evaluating promising interventions to reduce disparities and improve minority health. The results of their studies are frequently published in prominent journals. See a list of their current publications here.
Since 2007, Finding Answers has conducted 11 systematic reviews of the disparities-reduction literature, each one focusing on a specific disease condition. These reviews were published in a 2007 supplement to Medical Care Research and Review, and a 2012 symposium published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Read about the reviews here, including free access to all articles.
The FAIR Database is a comprehensive collection of all of the 388 articles included in Finding Answers’ 11 systematic reviews of the disparities-reduction literature. It allows users to search articles, filter by disease condition and race/ethnicity, as well as the intervention strategies utilized in the research. Search the FAIR Database now.