Health Disparities by Race and Ethnicity

While race is a social category, social differences can change aspects of one’s biology. Many aspects of health are predicted by the social categories of race and ethnicity.

The American Cancer Society provides evidence of disparities in cancer rates across racial groups.

Tim Byers, MD, MPH describes the distinction between a “difference” and a “disparity.”

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities has compiled resources relevant to issues of Hispanic health.