In the United States today, the health of racial and ethnic minorities, poor people, and other disadvantaged groups is worse than the health of the overall population. We believe ending these disparities is one of the most important issues we face as a nation.
This site is designed to be a central source for research and news on health disparities. Here you can find the latest efforts from academia, government, advocates, and health care providers to study and solve health disparities in America.
Watch a short preview of the video which explores how the social conditions in which Americans are born, live, and work profoundly affect health and longevity.
What health disparities are and how they affect all Americans.
Leading research and policy initiatives on health disparities.
Links to organizations working toward equality in health care.
News stories, videos, and podcasts on disparities in health and health care.
Strategy and opinion from Kaiser Permanente leadership and others.
Kaiser Permanente's vision and strategy to equalize health care for our diverse membership.