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Minority Health

Minority Health

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Webinar logo" Long-term Care and the Prison Population" will address policy options for states to consider to reduce health care costs for older and sicker inmates.

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HEALTH DISPARITIES LEGISLATION

This report list bills that have been introduced to address the social determinants of health and are aimed at eliminating health disparities for underserved populations. 

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OVERVIEW

Many factors contribute to differing racial and ethnic health needs including culture norms, religious mandates, and health disparities.    The term health disparities refers to population-specific differences in disease incidence, health outcomes, quality of health care and access to health care services that exist across racial and ethnic groups. Disparities may result from inadequate access to care, poor quality of care, community features (such as poverty and violence) and personal behaviors.

Despite ongoing efforts to improve minority health and to reduce health disparities in the United States, racial and ethnic disparities in both health and health care persist.

 
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