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A health disparity is a particular type of health difference that is closely linked with social, economic, and/or environmental disadvantage. Health disparities adversely affect groups of people who have systematically experienced greater obstacles to health based on their racial or ethnic group; religion; socioeconomic status; gender; age; mental health; cognitive, sensory, or physical disability; sexual orientation or gender identity; geographic location; or other characteristics historically linked to discrimination or exclusion.
Bridging the Great Divide: Health Disparities in America - Kaiser Permanente video
What is a health disparity? Viewpoint
Educational Video and Presentation for Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities to Improve Quality- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Issue Briefs Series: Exploring the Social Determinants of Health- Vulnerable populations
Race and Socioeconomic factors
Education and Health
Health and Human Services -Report of the Secretary' Task Force on Black and Minority Health - Margaret M. Heckler
Institute of Medicine (IOM) Unequal Treatment- Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care
Resources and News:
Road Map to reduce health disparities -Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality- resources
Office of Minority Health- Disparity Reduction Efforts
CDC- Office of Minority Health- Disparity News
Affordable Care Act:
Health Reform Explained Video: "Health Reform Hits Main Street"
Health Care Where you Live - Implementation Resources
HHS- Administration for Children and Families - Affordable Care Act: Lifting People out of Poverty
White Paper on Men's and Boys Health from Mean's Health Braintrust, Dialogue on Health