Health Equity

Health disparities occur when one group is disproportionately affected by poor health outcomes.   Communities of color and immigrant populations suffer higher rates of chronic disease and early death than their White counterparts. These racial and ethnic health disparities result from the interplay of many factors, including societal racism that leads to poorer housing, education and nutrition, unsafe neighborhoods and added barriers to quality health care such as lack of health insurance, lack of culturally competent health care providers and inadequate facilities.  UHCAN Ohio’s health Equity project is designed to address the social and economic factors that contribute to health disparities by building the capacity of communities of color to participate in ACA implementation and better advocate for resources for their communities.   

 

http://www.healthcare.gov/prevention/nphpphc/strategy/report.pdf

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How Health Reform Helps Communities of Color in OH.pdf306.8 KB
FactSheet CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities Report US 2011.pdf220.63 KB
NYSHealth_CHW_White Paper_Oct2010 (2).pdf2.59 MB
Comprehensive_Responses_Complex_Community_Health_Problems.pdf929.68 KB
Discover and Discuss Affordable Care Act Flyer 7.31.pdf435.14 KB