Slide 16. Negative Effects of Segregation on Health and Human Development

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

Slide 16. Negative Effects of Segregation on Health and Human Development.

  • Racial segregation concentrates poverty and excludes and isolates communities of color from the mainstream resources needed for success. African Americans are more likely to reside in poorer neighborhoods regardless of income level.
  • Segregation also restricts socio-economic opportunity by channeling non-whites into neighborhoods with poorer public schools, fewer employment opportunities, and smaller returns on real estate.

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Internet Citation: Slide 16. Negative Effects of Segregation on Health and Human Development: 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/smedleyslide16.html