• poverty
  • The law had three key components aimed at combating healthcare inequality - mandating that every citizen has a minimum level of insurance coverage, providing free health care insurance for residents earning less than 150% of the federal poverty level and mandating employers with more than 10 "full-time" employees to provide healthcare insurance. (wikipedia.org)
  • South-Paul has dedicated her career to improving community health and rectifying healthcare disparities in America, especially those that affect people in poverty and people of color. (wikipedia.org)
  • Specifically
  • As opposed to cultural inequality, which focuses on the individual decisions associated with these imbalances, structural inequality refers specifically to the inequalities that are systemically rooted in the normal operations of dominant social institutions, and can be divided into categories like residential segregation or healthcare, employment and educational discrimination. (wikipedia.org)
  • State
  • Massachusetts has recognized these disparities, and became the first state to mandate collection of race and ethnicity data on all patients with an inpatient hospitalization, an observation unit stay, or an emergency department visit. (wikipedia.org)
  • Patients
  • Patients must trust that individual healthcare providers are competent and will have their best interest in mind while making treatment decisions. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Center on Health Disparities also works to train interpreters as Qualified Bilingual staff that are available to assist patients and their families who may not speak English, during a medical encounter. (wikipedia.org)
  • national
  • Click here to view NCQA's National Scan of CLAS and Disparities Reduction Activities . (ncqa.org)
  • The HCHDS has been designated as a national Comprehensive Center of Excellence in Health Disparities by the NCMHD of the National Institutes of Health, and in 2007 was awarded a second 5-year grant to continue its work. (wikipedia.org)
  • individuals
  • These regions often consist of a larger percentage of medically underserved individuals, in conjunction with fewer physicians, nurses, and other healthcare workers. (wikipedia.org)
  • staff
  • And, they must trust that the healthcare organization and that its staff will manage their medical information with discretion and confidentially. (wikipedia.org)