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Health Inequity: Access to Health Care

This is a collection of web-based resources to support research for the 2018 Health Inequity: Health and Social Justice Hackathon at Bakersfield College. This event is open to the public and this research guide will thus only contain resources in the publ

Topic Health Access - Includes protection from STD's and Reducing Teen Pregnancy

Access to comprehensive, quality health care services is important for promoting and maintaining health, preventing and managing disease, reducing unnecessary disability and premature death, and achieving health equity for all Americans. This topic area focuses on 3 components of access to care: insurance coverage, health services, and timeliness of care. When considering access to health care, it is important to also include oral health care and obtaining necessary prescription drugs. 

For an overview of Health Access, go to 

https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives/topic/Access-to-Health-Services

Data Resources

•Health Resources & Services Administration Data Warehouse.

This website contains statistics on medically underserved areas (MUA) throughout the country to include Kern county. There are geographic facts on medical care shortages, dental, mental health providers, low income, and Medicaid eligible areas. http://https://datawarehouse.hrsa.gov/tools/analyzers/muafind.aspx

STD's, Contraceptives, Pregnancy

Local 

•Kern Public Health - Know Your Risk Campaign and STD Services information

http://kernpublichealth.com/std-services/

General

•Center for Disease Control and Prevention - Contraceptives: How effective are birth control methods?

https://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/contraception/index.htm

•Center for Disease Control and Prevention - Few teens use the most effective types of birth control.

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2015/p0407-teen-pregnancy.html