Healthcare Disparities

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.

Resources:

Kaiser Family Foundation [KFF]. (2012, November 30). Disparities in health
and health care
. Retrieved from kff.org/disparities-policy/issue-brief
/disparities-in-health-and-health-care-five-key-questions-and-answers/.

U.S. National Library of Medicine [NLM]. (2013, December 6). Health
disparities
. Retrieved from https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus
/healthdisparities.html.

To support your work, use your course and textbook readings and also use the South University Online Library. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.

Your posting should be a minimum of 200 words in length.

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