Yvette Roubideaux, University of Arizona
May 26, 2002
Comments on AHRQ Preliminary Policy on Inclusion of Priority Populations in Research:
I would recommend explicitly naming American Indian and Alaska Native tribes separately from "minorities" since they have a special political relationship with the Federal government. Suggested modification of the sentence beginning the policy:
It is the policy of AHRQ that the overall portfolio of health services research it conducts and supports shall include the following priority populations: inner city; rural; low income; minority; women; children; elderly; American Indian and Alaska Native tribes; and those with special health care needs, including those who have disabilities, need chronic care, or need end of life health care.
Yvette Roubideaux, M.D., M.P.H.
College of Public Health
University of Arizona
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