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Racial Equity, Social Justice, and Sustainability Series

About This Guide

In conjunction with the Racial Equity, Social Justice and Sustainability Series, this guide contains resources that address health disparities resulting from racism and that promote health equity and environmental justice. It is also a home for information related to the College of Staten Island's commitment to interrogating Racism as a Public Health Crisis.   

Health Disparities: Definition and Strategies from the CDC

Health disparities are differences in health outcomes and their causes among groups of people. Many health disparities are related to social determinants of health, the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age. Identification and awareness of differences among populations regarding health determinants and health outcome are essential steps toward reducing health disparities. The future health of the nation will be determined, to a large extent, by how effectively federal, state, and local agencies and private organizations work with communities to eliminate health disparities among those populations experiencing a disproportionate burden of disease, disability, and death.


Center for Disease Control and Prevention

"Strategies for Reducing Health Disparities"

Source:  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, CDC, Office of Minority Health

Health Disparities and Racism Information Overview