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Ethnic Minorities

​Read more about the people and projects that demonstrate NORC's expertise in Ethnic Minorities.

Representative Projects

Assessment of American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Housing Needs. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has contracted with the Urban Institute and its partners, among them NORC at the University of Chicago, to conduct an assessment of housing needs in tribal areas in the United States.  More

Development of Planning Guidelines and Recommendations to Address Emergency Preparedness and Response Needs of Seasonal and Migrant Worker Populations.

Rural agricultural communities throughout the country have significant seasonal and migrant populations that typically are not included in population estimates.  Ensuring the health of these groups is clearly in the interest of rural communities as they seek to reduce the spread of infectious diseases and the burden of uncompensated hospital/clinic care. More

Evaluation of Tribal Health Professions Opportunities Grants (HPOG). Sponsored by the Administration for Children and Families, NORC is conducting a multi-method evaluation of the Tribal HPOG program, designed to train Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients and other low-income tribal members for employment in health professions. More

General Social Survey (GSS). Since 1972, the General Social Survey (GSS) has been monitoring societal change and studying the growing complexity of American society. The GSS is NORC’s longest running project, and one of its most influential. More

Trends in U.S. Public’s Awareness of Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health (1999-2010). NORC, under contract to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS’) Office of Minority Health (OMH), conducted a study of Trends in U.S. Public Awareness of Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health (1999-2010). The study provides a comprehensive analysis of awareness among the U.S. public of health disparities that place a disproportionate burden of preventable disease and premature death on racial and ethnic minorities as compared to the rest of the U.S. population. More

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Headlines

News Discover Magazine: The General Social Survey helps ask, "How many minorities are there in the USA?" More
Posted: 1.9.2012 1:59PM
News UPI.com: Study finds less tolerance for racism More
Posted: 9.1.2011 9:15PM
Press Release Tolerance Grows for a Wide Variety of Groups, Except for Muslim Extremists More
Posted: 9.1.2011 8:49PM