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HEALTH DISPARITIES Part One: Definitions and Background

HEALTH DISPARITIES Part One: Definitions and Background

This lesson is part of a series designed to grasp the health disparities related to healthcare. Students will answer questions and interact with graphics to understand the objectives defined. Part I describes definitions and history of health disparities.

Learners will be able to:

  • Formulate an evidence-based definition of health disparities.
  • Discuss why health disparities matter for individual health, population health, and ethical reasons.
  • Describe measurement of health disparities.
  • Identify ways of categorizing health disparities.
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