Equity: Health Disparities, Social Determinants and Vulnerable Populations

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The health of a community is determined by many factors besides the quality of medical care. Health disparities are differences in health or health-related outcomes associated with a socio-economic or environmental disadvantage. This module will examine economics, education, health care access and health outcomes for a racial and ethnic minorities, and it will also explore disparities related to gender and age (both young and old). 
We will also briefly discuss mental health with a focus on finance, access and stigma. Stigma for persons with mental illness and substance use disorders is an enormous problem which prevents people from seeking care, changes the way they perceive themselves, and affects how they are treated by others. 

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