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SustiNet: Faces of Disparity
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Faces of Disparity

Faces of Disparity

What are health disparities?

Health disparities are avoidable differences in health that result from social disadvantage.1

Health disparities mean that some people have better health care than others.

Health disparities come from inequality in social, economic, and environmental conditions.

Health disparities are related to race, ethnicity, education, income, language, age, gender, sexual orientation, ability, and disability.

Health disparities affect rural and urban families, immigrants and refugees, and people who have no homes.

These are the faces of health disparities.

Health disparities hurt us all.

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