Slide 18. Negative Effects of Segregation on Health and Human Development (continued)

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

Slide 18. Negative Effects of Segregation on Health and Human Development (cont'd).

  • Low-income communities and communities of color are more likely to be exposed to environmental hazards. For example, 56% of residents in neighborhoods with commercial hazardous waste facilities are people of color even though they comprise less than 30% of the U.S. population.
  • The "Poverty Tax:" Residents of poor communities pay more for the exact same consumer products than those in higher income neighborhoods—more for auto loans, furniture, appliances, bank fees, and even groceries.

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Internet Citation: Slide 18. Negative Effects of Segregation on Health and Human Development (continued): 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/smedleyslide18.html