What are Health Disparities

Health disparities are gaps in the quality of health and healthcare that mirror differences in socioeconomic status, racial and ethnic background, and education level. These disparities may stem from many factors, including accessibility of healthcare, increased risk of disease from occupational exposure, and increased risk of disease from underlying genetic, ethnic or familial factors.   


Reducing disparities requires leadership at the national level to engage a diverse array of stakeholders; facilitate coordination and alignment among federal departments, agencies, offices, and non-federal partners; to champion the implementation of effective policies and programmes and ensure accountability.

Racial Inequality: A Risk Factor for Health Disparities in the Black Community Part 1



A Risk Factor for Health Disparities in the Black Community 
Part 2


Why heart disease is prevalent in the black community