Slide 10. What Factors Contribute to Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities?

Taking Action to Achieve Health Equity: Implications of the Affordable Care Act for Communities of Color

Slide 10. What Factors Contribute to Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities?.

  • Socioeconomic position.
  • Residential segregation and environmental living conditions.
  • Occupational risks and exposures.
  • Health risk and health-seeking behaviors.
  • Differences in access to health care.
  • Differences in health care quality.

Structural inequality—including historic and contemporary racism and discrimination—influences all of the above.

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Internet Citation: Slide 10. What Factors Contribute to Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities?: Taking Action to Achieve Health Equity: Implications of the Affordable Care Act for Communities of Color. May 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/events/nac/2012-04-nac/smedley/smedleyslide10.html