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Medical News & Perspectives
October 15, 2003

New Centers to Focus on Health Disparities

JAMA. 2003;290(15):1983. doi:10.1001/jama.290.15.1983

Chicago—Countless studies have shown that racial and ethnic minorities in the United States are at much higher risk than whites for a number of serious health conditions, often even after socioeconomic status is taken into account. In light of this enduring health gap, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is targeting $60.5 million to establish eight centers at academic institutions across the United States to support research aimed at understanding and reducing differences in health outcomes, access, and care.