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Addressing Health Disparities: The Importance of Collaboration and Diverse Perspectives in Combating Unmet Social and Economic Needs

BySamantha Jones

Mar 25, 2024
Racial and Ethnic Groups Experience Greater Health Disparities Due to Unmet Needs, CDC Study Finds

A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has shed light on the negative health impacts experienced by racial and ethnic groups due to unmet social and economic needs. The study surveyed adults nationwide to identify five specific needs, including social connections and food security. Dr. Karen Hacker, who leads the CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, emphasized the importance of recognizing the external challenges faced by people, particularly those in low-income communities and diverse racial backgrounds.

The disproportionate burden placed on racial and ethnic minorities in chronic diseases across the country highlights the need for policy solutions that address these disparities effectively. In addition to the national report, a random survey conducted in 42 states, including Arizona, will provide more state-specific data at the individual level. Hacker stressed the need for collaboration between communities and policymakers to address these health disparities effectively.

ASU professor Zach Cordell believes that having diverse perspectives involved in discussions around healthcare solutions is crucial for healthcare professionals to better understand and serve their communities. He hopes that taking a holistic approach to care will lead to actionable steps to remove barriers to improved health outcomes as outlined in the study.

By Samantha Jones

As a dedicated content writer at newszxcv.com, I bring a passion for storytelling and a keen eye for detail to every piece I create. With a background in journalism and a love for crafting engaging narratives, I strive to deliver informative and captivating content that resonates with our readers. Whether I'm covering breaking news or delving into in-depth features, my goal is to inform, entertain, and inspire through the power of words. Join me on this journey as we explore the ever-evolving world of news together.

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