Health disparities are preventable differences in the burden of disease, injury, violence, or opportunities to achieve optimal health that are experienced by socially disadvantaged populations.
Disparities are not the result of any physiological differences between people but other social determinant factors that impact health. Problems like poverty, unemployment, low educational attainment, inadequate housing, inadequate access to healthcare, lack of public transportation, exposure to violence, and neighborhood deterioration shape health and contribute to health inequalities.
What can lead to changes in disparities?
Health equity is the attainment of the highest level of health for all people. Achieving health equity involves valuing everyone equally with focused and ongoing efforts to address avoidable inequalities, historical and contemporary injustices, and eliminating health disparities.
Sometimes doing what we can with what we have, creating love from all that is available, is the best application of our energy and resources.
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