Our commitment to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities.
Satcher, D (2001) Our commitment to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities. Yale journal of health policy, law, and ethics, 1. pp. 1-14.
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Both the life expectancy and the overall health of Americans have improved greatly over the last century, but not all Americans are benefiting equally from advances in health prevention and technology. There is compelling evidence that race and ethnicity correlate with persistent health disparities in the burden of illness and death. For example, compared with their white counterparts, black babies are twice as likely to die during their first year of life, and American Indian babies are 1.5 times as likely. The rate of diabetes among Native Americans is three to five times higher than the rest of the American population…