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Examining Racial and Ethnic Disparities Among Women at the State Level

A decade after U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher called for the elimination of racial disparities in health, women of color in every state continue to fare worse than white women on a variety of measures of health and health care access.

The Foundation has created a package of resources, including a comprehensive report, state fact sheets, and interactive data tables, that illuminate and document the persistence of disparities on 25 indicators between white women and women of color, including rates of diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, AIDS and cancer, and access to health insurance and health screenings.

The resources move beyond national statistics to provide a rare look at state-level variations, quantifying where disparities are greatest. Also available are state-level data for women of many racial and ethnic populations that are often difficult to obtain.

Webcast of June 10, 2009, briefing

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