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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