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Health Disparities

Below are links to information related to health disparities. Click on the tabs or scroll down to view general information and programs, research, statistics and guidelines on this topic.

Research, Recommendations and Guidelines


American Indian/Alaska Native Heritage
Learn about the diverse demographics, see examples of health disparities, and find out about federal plans, activities and programs that address the health and well-being of American Indian/Alaska Native populations.

CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities Report — United States, 2013
This supplement is the second CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities Report (CHDIR). The 2013 CHDIR provides new data for 19 of the topics published in 2011 and 10 new topics. When data were available and suitable analyses were possible for the topic area, disparities were examined for population characteristics that included race and ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, socioeconomic status, and geographic location. The purpose of this supplement is to raise awareness of differences among groups regarding selected health outcomes and health determinants and to prompt actions to reduce disparities. This page includes links to the report, fact sheet, press release, and topics table.