Health Equity Tracker
Prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Health Equity Tracker was created in 2020 to aggregate up-to-date demographic data from the hardest-hit communities.
The Health Equity Tracker aims to give a detailed view of health outcomes by race, ethnicity, sex, socioeconomic status, and other critical factors. Our hope is that it will help policymakers understand what resources and support affected communities need to be able to improve their outcomes.
Social Determinates of Health - U.S. HHS/ODPHP
Information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Social determinants of health (SDOH) have a major impact on people’s health, well-being, and quality of life. SDOH also contribute to wide health disparities and inequities. For example, people who don't have access to grocery stores with healthy foods are less likely to have good nutrition. That raises their risk of health conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and obesity — and even lowers life expectancy relative to people who do have access to healthy foods.
The State of Health Disparities in the United States
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; Health and Medicine Division; Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice; Committee on Community-Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity in the United States; Baciu A, Negussie Y, Geller A, et al., editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2017 Jan 11.
Racial and Ethnic Health Care Disparities
Reducing Racial and Ethnic Health Care Disparities Is Essential for Better Health Care Outcomes and for Lowering Health Care Costs
Center for Medicare Advocacy