Massachusetts Medical Society: Health Disparities and Equity

Health Disparities and Equity

Health DisparitiesHealthcare disparities are defined by the Institute of Medicine as “racial or ethnic differences in the quality of healthcare that are not due to access-related factors or clinical needs, preferences, and appropriateness of intervention.”

Health Disparities Research and ReportsResearch and Reports
Resources on health disparities and activities targeted to identifying and eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities

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Health Disparities Disease and InformationDisease-Specific Research and Information
Resources related to identifying, reducing, or eliminating health disparities in specific conditions or diseases.

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Health Disparities Resources for PhysiciansResources for Physicians
Practice strategies and tools for helping eliminate disparities in the doctor’s office. 

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Health Disparities Increasing DiversityIncreasing Diversity in the Physician Workforce
Information on the role of a diverse physician workforce in addressing health disparities

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Health Disparities Additional ResourcesGovernment Agencies and Organizations
Resources from government agencies and public health organizations pertaining to health disparities and minority health.

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