Addressing health inequalities in the United States

Sara N. Bleich, Marian P. Jarlenski, Caryn N. Bell & Thomas A. LaVeist
Health inequalities, which have been well documented for decades, have recently become policy targets in the United States. This report summarizes current patterns and trends in health inequalities, commitments to reduce health inequalities, and progress made to eliminate health inequalities. Time trend data indicate improvements in health status and major risk factors but increases in morbidity, with black and lower-education individuals experiencing a disproportionate burden of disease. A common policy response has been priority setting...
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