Research Briefs

Title

Health Inequity in the United States: A Primer

Author(s)

José Escarce

Date of this Version

1-6-2020

Abstract

By any measure, the United States has a level of health inequity rarely seen among developed nations. The roots of this inequity are deep and complex, and are a function of differences in income, education, race and segregation, and place. In this primer, we provide an overview of these distinctly American problems, and discuss programs and policies that might promote greater health equity in the population.

Document Type

Brief

Number

64

License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Keywords

health, social determinants, health inequity, health equity, health disparities

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Date Posted:10 January 2020