The CDC’s Healthy People 2020 defines a health disparity as ‘a particular type of health difference that is closely linked with social, economic, and/or environmental disadvantage. Health disparities adversely affect groups of people who have systematically experienced greater obstacles to health based on their racial or ethnic group . . . or other characteristics historically linked to discrimination or exclusion.’” —Healthy People 2020, Healthy People / Disparities
There are many areas in which people in the Black community live with higher risks of developing a certain diseases or conditions or suffering harm. Please visit the information hubs below for more information and for ways to improve your health and the health of those you love.