Healthcare disparities are the unique differences in health status that we see from individual to individual and from group to group. Different groups have different rates of disease and death depending on a number of characteristics—race, sexual orientation, geography, etc. Explore healthcare disparities in the U.S. and determine one group of people likely to experience discrimination in healthcare services.
- *****Identify one policy that encourages healthcare disparities. Explain how it encourages disparities.
- ******Recommend at least one policy that could help to reduce or eliminate healthcare disparities in that population. Please justify your answer with data and examples.
From the Internet, review the following:
- Kaiser Family Foundation. (2016 August 12). Disparities in health and health care. Retrieved from https://www.kff.org/disparities-policy/issue-brief/disparities-in-health-and-health-care-five-key-questions-and-answers/
- Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. (2017, October 20). Disparities. Retrieved from https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/about/foundation-health-measures/Disparities
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