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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.
Study links poorer cognitive performance with greater risk for impaired daily life activities

Study links poorer cognitive performance with greater risk for impaired daily life activities

NIH awards $5 million grant to reduce COVID-19-related health disparities

NIH awards $5 million grant to reduce COVID-19-related health disparities

Persistent-poverty counties face high risk of cancer mortality

Persistent-poverty counties face high risk of cancer mortality

Study examines the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on health care disparities

Study examines the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on health care disparities

New $1.5 million, multi-state data project to examine COVID-19 outcomes and treatments

New $1.5 million, multi-state data project to examine COVID-19 outcomes and treatments

Study provides the most detailed picture on stimulant use by LGB individuals

Study provides the most detailed picture on stimulant use by LGB individuals

As fires and floods wreak havoc on health, new climate center seeks solutions

As fires and floods wreak havoc on health, new climate center seeks solutions

Study provides evidence of stark social inequities in COVID-19 outcomes

Study provides evidence of stark social inequities in COVID-19 outcomes

Research consortium receives $111 million NCI grant to prevent, treat HIV-related cancers

Research consortium receives $111 million NCI grant to prevent, treat HIV-related cancers

New data shows alarming surge in opioid-related overdoses during COVID-19

New data shows alarming surge in opioid-related overdoses during COVID-19

Study detects key differences in immune responses of adults and children with COVID-19

Study detects key differences in immune responses of adults and children with COVID-19

Structural and systemic racism in health care system affects HIV care for black women

Structural and systemic racism in health care system affects HIV care for black women

UTEP's MARC receives federal grant to fight opioid abuse in West Texas rural counties

UTEP's MARC receives federal grant to fight opioid abuse in West Texas rural counties

A comprehensive response to COVID-19 must recognize the value of care work

A comprehensive response to COVID-19 must recognize the value of care work

NIH provides additional support for large scale study of Alzheimer's disease biomarkers

NIH provides additional support for large scale study of Alzheimer's disease biomarkers

Safety-net practices in poor areas have lower rates of payment bonuses, shows MIPS performance data

Safety-net practices in poor areas have lower rates of payment bonuses, shows MIPS performance data

Study sheds light on the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Blacks

Study sheds light on the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Blacks

High blood pressure awareness and control worsening in the U.S.

High blood pressure awareness and control worsening in the U.S.

Autistic adults more likely to have chronic physical health conditions

Autistic adults more likely to have chronic physical health conditions

Researchers receive $16 million NIH grant to study link between autophagy and Alzheimer's disease

Researchers receive $16 million NIH grant to study link between autophagy and Alzheimer's disease