The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services defines health disparities as
"...the persistent gaps between health status of minorities and non-minorities
in the United States."
For more information on health disparities and related initiatives, follow
National Partnership for Action (NPA) An agency of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, the NPA connects people
and organizations across the nation for the purpose of eliminating health disparities by providing
quality health outcomes for everyone.
Agency for Healthcare
Research and Quality (AHRQ) The Agency for Healthcare Research
and Quality Web site provides practical health care information, research
findings, and data to help consumers, health providers, health insurers,
researchers, and policymakers make informed decisions about health care issues.