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Health disparities (also called healthcare inequality in some countries) refer to gaps in the quality of health and health care across racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and socioeconomic groups.
Only fewer American Indians die from heart-disease-related events, study shows

Only fewer American Indians die from heart-disease-related events, study shows

Community engagement plays key role in addressing Asian health disparities

Community engagement plays key role in addressing Asian health disparities

APHA adopts 14 new public health policy statements at 2019 Annual Meeting

APHA adopts 14 new public health policy statements at 2019 Annual Meeting

Study offers better understanding of smoking among urban emergency department patients

Study offers better understanding of smoking among urban emergency department patients

Medicare fraud and abuse associated with patient mortality, hospitalizations

Medicare fraud and abuse associated with patient mortality, hospitalizations

Simple blood test can better identify patients at risk of relapse for B-cell lymphoma

Simple blood test can better identify patients at risk of relapse for B-cell lymphoma

UTEP awarded $19.2 million NIH grant to study cancer affecting Mexican-American population

UTEP awarded $19.2 million NIH grant to study cancer affecting Mexican-American population

High levels of chronic stress associated with hypertension in African Americans

High levels of chronic stress associated with hypertension in African Americans

AADE's new guidance and resources detail the role of diabetes care

AADE's new guidance and resources detail the role of diabetes care

Rutgers IFH study explores whether migrating at older age affects mental health

Rutgers IFH study explores whether migrating at older age affects mental health

Study explores link between smoking status and health conditions in older Chinese American men

Study explores link between smoking status and health conditions in older Chinese American men

UMD-PRC receives new CDC fund to improve mental health for LGBTQ+ people

UMD-PRC receives new CDC fund to improve mental health for LGBTQ+ people

Study highlights practice patterns and factors associated with prognosis of male breast cancer

Study highlights practice patterns and factors associated with prognosis of male breast cancer

Understanding treatment and prognosis of male breast cancer

Understanding treatment and prognosis of male breast cancer

Transgender people have difficult time in finding a health care setting

Transgender people have difficult time in finding a health care setting

Sexual minority women more likely to smoke cigarettes when drinking alcohol, study finds

Sexual minority women more likely to smoke cigarettes when drinking alcohol, study finds

Asthma may protect against obesity in African American teens living in disadvantaged neighborhoods

Asthma may protect against obesity in African American teens living in disadvantaged neighborhoods

Early life racial discrimination may increase risk for depression, accelerated aging

Early life racial discrimination may increase risk for depression, accelerated aging

Employment conditions influence overall health, shows study

Employment conditions influence overall health, shows study

Study receives $3.1 million NIH grant to improve quality of life for African American cancer survivors

Study receives $3.1 million NIH grant to improve quality of life for African American cancer survivors