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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.
Disparities in health care are pervasive in America

Disparities in health care are pervasive in America

Income, not just race, explains much of the health gap between groups of Americans

Income, not just race, explains much of the health gap between groups of Americans

Origins of racial health disparities can involve both genes and environment and the interactions between them

Origins of racial health disparities can involve both genes and environment and the interactions between them

Human Genome Project may have made traditional race-based measurements of human differences obsolete

Human Genome Project may have made traditional race-based measurements of human differences obsolete

Race appears to be a factor in how doctors communicate with their patients

Race appears to be a factor in how doctors communicate with their patients

20 new policies adopted by American Public Health Association

20 new policies adopted by American Public Health Association

African Americans more likely to carry genetic variants known to stimulate inflammatory response

African Americans more likely to carry genetic variants known to stimulate inflammatory response

African American HIV patients treated by white doctors receive life-saving HIV medication later than those who have an African American doctor

African American HIV patients treated by white doctors receive life-saving HIV medication later than those who have an African American doctor

Pain, embarrassment, and lack of time, major reasons for women not electing breast cancer screening

Pain, embarrassment, and lack of time, major reasons for women not electing breast cancer screening

New study on disparities in maternal and infant health

New study on disparities in maternal and infant health

Black women are three times more likely than white women to die during pregnancy

Black women are three times more likely than white women to die during pregnancy

Patients as well as doctors need to learn to become better communicators with each other

Patients as well as doctors need to learn to become better communicators with each other

Latinos living in the United States have high rates of eye disease and visual impairment

Latinos living in the United States have high rates of eye disease and visual impairment

New initiative aimed at reducing the excessively high rates of stroke

New initiative aimed at reducing the excessively high rates of stroke

Physicians treating blacks more often reported that they lacked sufficient access to major health care resources

Physicians treating blacks more often reported that they lacked sufficient access to major health care resources

New initiative to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in infant mortality

New initiative to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in infant mortality

Tobacco, obesity, HIV/AIDS and immigrant health addressed by members of congress

Tobacco, obesity, HIV/AIDS and immigrant health addressed by members of congress

First recipients of the Fogarty-Ellison Fellowship in Global Health and Clinical Research

First recipients of the Fogarty-Ellison Fellowship in Global Health and Clinical Research

Valid, robust, easy to construct, and easy to interpret measure that could be used by any state health department for any health outcome

Valid, robust, easy to construct, and easy to interpret measure that could be used by any state health department for any health outcome

The American Medical Association has moved forward in its fight against obesity

The American Medical Association has moved forward in its fight against obesity