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Health Disparities Chart Book on Disability and Racial and Ethnic Status in the United States


This report from the University of New Hampshire's Institute on Disability and Oregon Health & Science University shows that people with disabilities are more likely to experience poor health than racial and ethnic minorities, that individuals from minority racial and ethnic groups who have disabilities experience compunded and amplified disparities, and that disability is a complex social experience that may lead to health disparities by similar mechanisms as those that lead to ethnic and racial minority disparities.

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Primary Toolkit:

Health Equity and Social Justice Toolkit

Secondary Toolkits:

Health and Disability Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Access to Care, Active Living, Chronic Disease, Disability, Health Equity, Minority, Obesity, Physical Activity


Institutional Author:

Institute on Disability University of New Hampshire





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