This guide provides resources, both print and on-line, to gain a greater understanding of the issues surrounding social justice in America and how it impacts health disparities.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, "health equity" is when everyone has the opportunity to be as healthy as possible. "Health Disparities" is defined as differences in health outcomes and specific causes of these differences among groups of people.The goal of Healthy People 2020 is to eliminate these disparities, achieve health equity and improve the health of all U.S. population groups.
This year during Black History Month, the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) will partner with fellow Offices of Minority Health at HHS and healthcare professionals around the nation to focus on highlighting the impacts COVID-19 has on African Americans with underlining health issues such as uncontrolled hypertension.
The National Institutes of Health defines it as " a process of self-reflection and discovery in order to build honest and trustworthy relationships. It offers promise for researchers to understand and eliminate health disparities, a continual and disturbing problem necessitating attention and action on many levels."
Here are a few articles about Cultural Humility: