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Key Personnel:
Paul E. Greenbaum, Ph.D.
Svetlana Yampolskaya, Ph.D.
Mario Hernandez, Ph.D.
Richard Briscoe, Ph.D.

Disparities in Mental Health Status and Service Utilization among Medicaid-Eligible Children in Florida

Publication Date: 6/1/2007

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Following the definition provided by Griffith, Moy, Reischl, and Dayton (2006) and consistent with usage recommended by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ, 2004), the term health disparity is used in this report as an inclusive term to indicate any differences between groups as well as group differences that reflect the effects of individual factors. In keeping with this definition, disparities have been included that may be due to access-related factors, clinical needs, or individual preferences (Sue & Dhindsa, 2006).