The evidence is clear. The Pandemic and events of 2020 did not reveal new information, but instead brought the discussion to the mainstream.
In 2003, the Institute of Medicine (now known as the National Academy of Medicine) published the pivotal Unequal Treatment which documented the evidence of disparities and offered recommendations in multiple planes of health care.
AHRQ maintains further reporting and evidence through its National Healthcare Quality and Disparities report.
We must address health care disparities in order to improve the health outcomes of our communities. We seek to achieve health equity.