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Varied Skin Colors in Healthcare

This guide will offer articles, photographs, and other resources featuring diverse skin tones.


A young black girl in a pink outfit looks at the cameraHealth Disparity - A higher burden of illness, injury, disability, or mortality experienced by one population group relative to another group.

Health Care Disparity - Differences between groups in health insurance coverage, access to and use of care, and quality of care.

Social Determinants of Health - Social, economic, and political conditions that influence the health of individuals and populations.

Health Inequity - Implies that a difference is unfair or unethical

Health Inequality - Used in scientific literature to describe differences associated with specific attributes such as income or race.

Many different populations are affected by health disparities. These include

  • Racial and ethnic minorities
  • Residents of rural areas
  • Women, children, the elderly
  • Persons with disabilities
  • LGBTQIA2S+ persons

New Articles on Health Disparities from PubMed

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