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Defining health disparities

Defining health disparities

May. 12 | Dr. Crutchfield, what do people mean when they use the term “health disparity”?   Merriam-Webster defines disparity as “the state of being different.” The term “health disparities” refers to several conditions. It almost always refers...

The quest for health equity is lifelong

The quest for health equity is lifelong

May. 8 | In 2002, April was designated as Minority Health Month to increase awareness about health disparities that exist for people of color. Even though April 2014 Minority Health Month is now past, we must continue to address health disparities head on...

Eliminating health disparities is Liberian native’s passion

Eliminating health disparities is Liberian native’s passion

Mar. 20 |   Dr. Wilhelmina HolderPhoto courtesy of Dr. Holder By Michelle Lawrence Contributing Writer   People of African heritage in Minnesota experience higher rates of chronic disease, morbidity and mortality compared to nearly every other cultural...

Health disparities cost African Americans $45.3 billion annually

Health disparities cost African Americans $45.3 billion annually

Feb. 27 |   A recent report by the National Urban League Policy Institute found that African Americans continue to pay a disproportionate price for health disparities, spending $54.9 billion of the total $82.2 billion for the U.S. in healthcare costs and...
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