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The NHDR is the product of collaboration among agencies across the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Many individuals guided and contributed to this report. Without their magnanimous support, this report would not have been possible. Specifically, we thank:
Primary AHRQ Staff: Carolyn Clancy, William Munier, Katherine Crosson, Edward Kelley, Karen Ho, Jeffrey Brady, Donna Rae Castillo, and Margaret Rutherford.
HHS Interagency Workgroup for the NHQR/NHDR: Hakan Aykan (ASPE), Rachel Ballard-Barbash (NCI), Erica Berry (HHS-ASPE), Jennifer Bishop (HHS-ASPE), Miriam Campbell (CMS), Steven Clauser (NCI), Rameicha Cooks (HRSA), Agnes Davidson (OPHS), John Drabek (HHS-ASPE), Kidus Ejigu (OMH Intern), Brenda Evelyn (FDA), Laurie Feinberg (HHS-ASPE), Olinda Gonzalez (SAMHSA), Tanya Grandison (HRSA), Miryam Granthon (OPHS/OMH), Susan Marsiglia Gray (HHS-ASPE), Saadia Greenberg (AoA), Kirk Greenway (IHS), Suzanne Proctor Hallquist (CDC-NCHS), Lein Han (CMS), Linda Harlan (NCI), Debbie Hattery (CMS), David Hunt (CMS), Deloris Hunter (NIH), David Introcaso (HHS-ASPE), Steve Jencks (CMS), Linda Johnston-Lloyd (HRSA), Ruth Katz (ASPE), Cille Kennedy (HHS-ASPE), Richard Klein (CDC-NCHS), Lisa Koonin (CDC-NCHS), Onelio Lopez (OCR), Leopold Luberecki (ASPE), Diane Makuc (CDC-NCHS), Melisa Mau (OMH Intern), Marty McGeein (HHS-ASPE), Richard McNaney (CMS), Julie Moreno (OPHS/OMH), Carmen Moten (NIMH), Leo Nolan (IHS), Karen Oliver (NIMH), Anna Maria Padian (HRSA), Susan Queen (HRSA), Michael Rapp (CMS), Susan Rossi (NIH), Beatrice Rouse (SAMHSA), Colleen Ryan (IHS), Michael Schoenbaum (NIMH), Paul Seligman (FDA), Adelle Simmons (HHS-ASPE), Alan E. Simon (CDC-NCHS), Sunil Sinha (CMS), Jane Sisk (CDC-NCHS), Leslie Shah (HRSA), Phillip Smith (IHS), Emmanuel Taylor (NCI), Wilma Tilson (HHSASPE), Joan VanNostrand (HRSA), Valerie Welsh (OPHS/OMH), Caroline Taplin (HHS-ASPE), Benedict Truman (CDC), Nadarajen A. Vydelingum (NIH), Odies Williams (OCR), Barbara Wingrove (NCI), and Barbara Wells (NIMH).
AHRQ NHQR/NHDR Team: Jeffrey Brady, Denise Burgess, Cecilia Rivera Casale, Katherine Crosson, Elizabeth Dayton, Tina Ding, Denise Dougherty, Darryl Gray, Amy Galifianakis, Tracy Henry, Anika Hines, Karen Ho, Jackie Shakeh Kaftarian, Edward Kelley, Dwight McNeill, Ernest Moy, William Munier, Judy Sangl, David Stevens, Nancy Wilson, and Chunliu Zhan.
HHS Data Experts: Barbara Altman (CDC-NCHS), Roxanne Andrews (AHRQ), Anjani Chandra (CDC-NCHS), Frances Chevarley (AHRQ), Steven Cohen (AHRQ), James Colliver (SAMHSA), Paul Eggers (NIH), David Keer (ED/OSERS), William Mosher (CDC-NCHS), Cynthia Ogden (CDC-NCHS), Robin Remsburg (NCHS), Jane Sisk (CDC-NCHS), and Marc Zodet (AHRQ).
Other Data Experts: Stephen Edge (Rosewell Park Cancer Institute), David Grant (UCLA Health Policy Center), Michael Halpern (American Cancer Society), Bryan Palis (NCBD, American College of Surgeons), Royce Park (UCLA Health Policy Center), Stephen Connor (NHCPO), Allison Petrilla (NHCPO), Andrew Stewart (NCBD, American College of Surgeons), and members of the Interagency Subcommittee on Disability Statistics.
Other AHRQ Contributors: Doreen Bonnett, Cindy Brach, Marybeth Farquhar, Karen Fleming-Michael, Biff LeVee, Gerri Michael-Dyer, Karen Migdail, Pamela Owens, Mamatha Pancholi, Larry Patton, Wendy Perry, Deborah Queenan, Mary Rolston, Scott Rowe, Bruce Seeman, Randie Siegel, Christine Williams, and Phyllis Zucker.
Data Support Contractors: CHD-Fu, Social and Scientific Systems, Thomson Healthcare, and Westat.
This document is in the public domain and may be used and reprinted in the United States without permission. AHRQ appreciates citation as to source and the suggested format follows:
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 2007 National Healthcare Disparities Report. Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; February 2008. AHRQ Pub. No. 08-0041.