June 19, 2020
Racial Disparities in Health Care and Resources to Reduce Them
As the nation continues to wrestle with how to root out racism in America, it begs the question—what steps can the health care industry take to help achieve racial justice? As recently demonstrated by the disparities in COVID-19 cases, data suggest that people of color, particularly black and African-American persons, carry a disproportionate burden of illness. As underlying causes for these differences are continuing to be researched, organizations in health care have begun to make recommendations and create resources on how the industry can start addressing the gap.
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