Creating health equity

Despite dramatic achievements in health and healthcare over the past century, evident racial/ethnic and rural/urban health disparities continue to exist. 

The Affordable Care Act contains several provisions that address health disparities as a priority in awarding various grants (e.g., community transformation grants), developing research priorities, gathering accurate data, and evaluating community preventive services. APHA also supports continued research and the adoption of broader policies to address the underlying causes of health disparities in health status.

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