Awareness of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities

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A “survey of 3,159 adults age eighteen or older found that 59 percent of Americans in 2010 were aware of racial and ethnic disparities that disproportionately affect African Americans and Hispanics or Latinos. That number represents a modest increase over the 55 percent recorded in a 1999 survey… 89 percent of African American respondents were aware of African American and white disparities, versus 55 percent of whites.”

Without awareness, changes in attitude will not become mainstream enough to bring about change!

Source:  Benz JK, Espinosa O, Welsh V, and Fontes A. “Awareness of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Has Improved Only Modestly Over A Decade.” Health Affairs, October 2011 vol. 30 no. 10, 1860-1867

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