Those disparities are caused not only by fundamental differences in health status across segments of the population, but also because of inequities
in factors that impact health status, so-called determinants of health.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recently released a report that seeks to delineate the causes of and the solutions to health inequities
in the United States.
Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, announced the introduction of a bill in the Senate intended to eliminate known sex-based inequities
in the registration provisions of the Indian Act.
Ignoring the continued existence of these fundamental inequities
will result in a continued weakening of our social fabric.
for Women With Disabilities: An Agenda for Health and Wellness
The foundation-supported effort will adapt and implement such practices to "resolve the consequences of centuries of racism and structural inequities
," according to a news release.
HEALTH POLICY is creating health inequities
and the way public health is purchased is creating inequities
, according to long-time anti-racism academic Heather Came.
in STEM education for Hispanic and African-American students will leave them locked out of the jobs of the future, warns a new report from The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
Ridgeway (1997) pointed out that individuals vary in their definitions of whether inequities
in hiring, pay and other work outcomes are considered as unfair.
also exist the world over.
Indeed, these and many other determinants of health are further exacerbating the health inequities
between and within countries.
2) In Canada, persistent inequities
between socially disadvantaged, marginalized or excluded groups and the general population have led to renewed calls for action to address their root causes.