Achieving health equity in America.

  title={Achieving health equity in America.},
  author={David Satcher and George Rust},
  journal={Ethnicity & disease},
  volume={16 2 Suppl 3},
Health disparities are both real and deadly, but disparities are not inevitable. The causes of health disparities are complex, and their elimination will require multi-dimensional interventions. We have developed a three-dimensional model for the elimination of health disparities. The foundation of public health is surveillance, which is the first dimension. We must continually measure racial-ethnic disparities in each specific disease, in its risk factors, and in outcome-relevant quality of… CONTINUE READING