Disparities in health and health care are a tragic problem in the United States—a problem that we can't afford to ignore. These stories in the media will tell you more about the fight to eliminate health disparities in the U.S. Visit often to stay informed.
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Health Care in America is Separate and Unequal
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Closing the Care Gap
Bernard J. Tyson, executive vice president, Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente's short video on health disparities shows some of the causes and costs of differences that result in poor health outcomes, and offers solutions to this nationwide problem.
This groundbreaking PBS documentary explores how the social conditions in which Americans are born, live, and work profoundly affect health and longevity, even more than medical care, behaviors, and genes. Watch a short preview.
John McLaughlin explores health disparities on his "One on One" program. Guests are Dr. Ray Baxter, Kaiser Permanente's senior vice president for community benefit, and Dr. Donald Wilson, Dean Emeritus, University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Listen to two leading thinkers address the question of how unconscious bias impacts health disparities: