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Eliminating Health Disparities


What is the priority?

  • Eliminating the greater burden of death and disease from breast cancer, prostate cancer, cervical cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other illnesses in minority communities.

Why is this a priority?

  • All Americans — regardless of their race, heritage or gender — should have access to good health information, health insurance and health services.

How can we solve/address this priority?

  • We must work to increase access to health insurance and health services for the traditionally underserved.
  • We must continue to conduct research into the reasons for health disparities and develop appropriate policies and outreach activities to close the gap.

How is the Office of the Surgeon General/HHS helping?


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