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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.
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

Eye drops may prevent the onset of glaucoma in African Americans

Eye drops may prevent the onset of glaucoma in African Americans

Minority women are disproportionately impacted by the autoimmune disease lupus

Minority women are disproportionately impacted by the autoimmune disease lupus

Californian Chinese community health summit

Californian Chinese community health summit

Asthmatic children receive equal quality of care regardless of race or ethnicity

Asthmatic children receive equal quality of care regardless of race or ethnicity

Millions of poor and minority children in America's cities likely will suffer higher rates of asthma

Millions of poor and minority children in America's cities likely will suffer higher rates of asthma

NYU School of Medicine and Bellevue to examine health issues in hispanic population

NYU School of Medicine and Bellevue to examine health issues in hispanic population

One woman’s efforts to eliminate health disparities

One woman’s efforts to eliminate health disparities