Right to Care: Health Diversity and Inclusion

Access to quality healthcare is not equal in the US, leading to major health disparities, or different outcomes in health between groups of people. Disparities can be the result of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, age, disability, social standing, and more factors outside of an individual's control. Here's a better understanding of why diversity and inclusion are paramount to everyone's health and wellness.

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What Is Xenophobia—And How Does It Affect a Person’s Health? Here’s What Experts Say

Xenophobia—along with hate speech, stigma, and discrimination—have been on the rise since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the effects on mental and physical health can be long-lasting.

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Fewer Black People Are Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine—and It's Rooted in Distrust of the Health Care System

The COVID vaccine is rolling out across the US—but the larger medical system is still struggling to talk to vaccine-hesitant Black Americans with empathy while acknowledging their skepticism.

COVID-19 Made It Impossible to Ignore Racial Disparities in Health Care. Here's What's Needed for Equity

COVID isn't the only illness or condition that disproportionately affects communities of color, but it's the one that opened the entire nation's eyes to health inequality—and helped create a push to fix the gaps in medical access and care.