“This just published peer-reviewed study clearly indicates that these disparities are not new ,but persistent and unacceptable and best addressed by a comprehensive, multi-pronged effort that integrates the best evidence and involves not only the healthcare sector, but the community itself.”
Keith C. Ferdinand, MD
FACC, FAHA, FASH, FNLA
Gerald S. Berenson Endowed Chair in Preventive Cardiology
Professor, Tulane University SOM
Trends in Health Equity in the United States by Race/Ethnicity, Sex, and Income, 1993-2017.
CONCLUSIONS AND RELEVANCE Results of this analysis suggest that there has been a clear lack of progress on health equity during the past 25 years in the United States. Achieving widely shared goals of improving health equity will require greater effort from public health policy makers, along with their partners in medicine and the sectors that contribute to the social determinants of health.
Zimmerman FJ, Anderson NW. Trends in Health Equity in the United States by Race/Ethnicity, Sex, and Income, 1993-2017. JAMA Netw Open. Published online June 28, 20192(6):e196386. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.6386View the full study