What is a Health Disparity?


During the past 2 decades, 1 of Healthy People’s overarching goals has focused on disparities. In Healthy People 2000, it was to reduce health disparities among Americans. In Healthy People 2010, it was to eliminate, not just reduce, health disparities. In Healthy People 2020, that goal was expanded even further: to achieve health equity, eliminate disparities, and improve the health of all groups. Learn more….


National Institute on Minority Health
and Health Disparities


The mission of the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) is to promote minority health and to lead, coordinate, support, and assess the NIH effort to reduce and ultimately eliminate health disparities. In this effort NCMHD will conduct and support basic, clinical, social, and behavioral research, promote research infrastructure and training, foster emerging programs, disseminate information, and reach out to minority and other health disparity communities. Learn more…


National Alliance for Hispanic Health


The National Alliance for Hispanic Health (the Alliance) is the premier science-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that focuses on improving the health and well-being of Hispanics. the nation's oldest and largest network of Hispanic health and human service providers, and our community-based members reach more than 15 million Hispanic consumers throughout the U.S. Learn more....


American Public Health Information


The Association aims to protect all Americans, their families and their communities from preventable, serious health threats and strives to assure community-based health promotion and disease prevention activities and preventive health services are universally accessible in the United States. Learn more….


NIH Health Information


Learn more about various health conditions and diseases.


Medline Plus


MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. It brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free. You can use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition. Read More...


Medline Drugs & Supplements


Learn about your prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines. Includes side effects, dosage, special precautions, and more.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


CDC seeks to accomplish its mission by working with partners throughout the nation and the world to monitor health, detect and investigate health problems, conduct research to enhance prevention, develop and advocate sound public health policies, implement prevention strategies, promote healthy behaviors, foster safe and healthful environments, provide leadership and training. Read more...


Minority Health


According to the 2010 U.S. Census, approximately 36 percent of the population belongs to a racial or ethnic minority group. Though health indicators such as life expectancy and infant mortality have improved for most Americans, some minorities experience a disproportionate burden of preventable disease, death, and disability compared with non-minorities. Read more...