Minority Health and Health Equity
According to the 2018 U.S. Census report, the year 2030 marks a demographic turning point for the United States. The nation’s population is projected to age considerably and become more racially and ethnically diverse. The population of people who are more than one race is projected to be the fastest growing racial or ethnic group over the next several decades, followed by Asian Americans and Hispanic/Latino Americans.
With the growing diversity – many will witness its impact in our workforce, schools, environments, and social settings. Though health indicators such as life expectancy and infant mortality have improved for most Americans, some people from racial and ethnic minority groups experience a disproportionate burden of preventable disease, death, and disability compared with non-Hispanic White people.
At CDC, we are committed to ensuring every person has the opportunity to live a health life. As the nation’s leading public health agency, we have established a website “Racism and Health” to serve as a hub to share our activities, expert perspectives on race and health, and discuss racism’s negative implications on the health of racial and ethnic minority groups.
Internships, fellowships and other student opportunities.
Perspectives on addressing health inequities that affect access to health.
The latest news related to minority health, social determinants of health, and health equity.
Selected Minority Health and Health Equity News and Research
- Changes and Inequities in Adult Mental Health–Related Emergency Department Visits During the COVID-19 Pandemic in the US
- Dispensing of Oral Antiviral Drugs for Treatment of COVID-19 by Zip Code–Level Social Vulnerability — United States, December 23, 2021–May 21, 2022
- Factors Associated with Use of HIV Prevention and Health Care Among Transgender Women — Seven Urban Areas, 2019–2020
- Addressing Health Equity in Public Health Practice: Frameworks, Promising Strategies, and Measurement Considerations
- Achieving Health Equity by Addressing the Social Determinants of Health
- CDC’s Commitment to Addressing Racism as an Obstacle to Health Equity
- Racial and Ethnic Disparities in COVID-19 Incidence by Age, Sex, and Period Among Persons Aged <25 Years — 16 U.S. Jurisdictions, January 1–December 31, 2020
- Disparities in COVID-19 Vaccination Status, Intent, and Perceived Access for Noninstitutionalized Adults, by Disability Status – National Immunization Survey Adult COVID Module, United States, May 30-June 26, 2021