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Health Disparities: About

Health disparities refer to differences between groups of people. This guide provides journals, websites, databases, and books on a wide array of groups in order to gain more knowledge on the area of health disparities.

What is Health Disparities?

Health disparities refer to differences between groups of people. These differences can affect how frequently a disease affects a group, how many people get sick, or how often the disease causes death.

Many different populations are affected by disparities. These include

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

NIH: National Cancer Institute

About This Guide

This guide will help you navigate your way through health disparities. You will find journals, books, websites, and databases pertaining to health disparities in a wide range of groups.

About Me

This guide was originally created by Ariana Haze, a practicum student at Dominican University, pursuing her Masters in Library and Information Science.

Health Disparities

https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/healthcare/news/2010/12/16/8762/fact-sheet-health-disparities-by-race-and-ethnicity/

TED Talk on Health Disparities