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Journal Looks at Health Disparities

The journal Health Affairs looks at health disparities and social determinants of health in its Augusts 2016 issue.

health affairsThe article “Evaluating Strategies For Reducing Health Disparities By Addressing The Social Determinants Of Health” looks at interventions that focus on social determinants of health, addresses how such interventions can reduce health disparities and improve population health, and considers the challenges to implementing such approaches. Find it here.

The article “Achieving Health Equity: Closing The Gaps In Health Care Disparities, Interventions, And Research” also looks at health care disparities and how to address them, focusing on cardiovascular disease and cancer. Find it here.

Communities served by private, non-profit urban safety-net hospitals usually suffer from the very health disparities policy-makers are currently working to address.

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