Life expectancy and overall health have improved in recent years for most Americans, thanks in part to a focus on preventive medicine and dynamic new advances in technology. Not all Americans are benefiting equally, however, as compelling evidence shows that those in minority racial and ethnic groups experience many health problems at higher rates compared with the population as a whole.  The 2007 study examined the issue of health inequalities in health status, health outcomes and health care in Onondaga County in order to shed light on the issue, increase awareness locally, and spur additional dialogue and action to address health disparities.

Study Details

Board President: Elaine Walter

Study Chairperson: Betty DeFazio

Past Studies

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How Inequality Makes Us Sick: The Growing Disparities in Health and Health Care