Health Disparities

External Resources

Eliminating Health Disparities: Measurement and Data Needs

Disparities in health and health care across racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds in the United States are well documented. The reasons for these disparities are, however, not well understood. Current data available on race, ethnicity, SEP, and accumulation and language use are severely limited. The report examines data collection and reporting systems relating to the collection of data on race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic position and offers recommendations. Access the book here.

Eliminating Health Disparities: Strengthening Data on Race, Ethnicity, Language in the U.S.

From the Department of Health and Human Services, 2005. View the PDF here (PDF opens in new tab).

Examining the Health Disparities Research Plan of the National Institutes of Health: Unfinished Business

Published by the Institutes of Medicine in 2016.

National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report

2014 version of the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report, published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. View the PDF here (PDF opens in new tab).

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in U.S. Health Care: A Chartbook

View the PDF here (PDF opens in new tab).

Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care

From the Institute of Medicine in 2002.