Racial Equity and Health Data Dashboard

HEalth Status
COVID-19
Coverage, Access to, and Use of Care
  • Health Coverage

    22% vs. 8%

    22% of nonelderly American Indian and Alaska Native people are uninsured compared to 8% of their White counterparts.
  • Access to Care

    17% vs. 13%

    17% of Black nonelderly adults report not being able to see a doctor due to cost compared to 13% of White nonelderly adults.
  • Use of Care

    28% vs. 15%

    28% of Hispanic nonelderly adults report no health care visit in the past year compared to 15% of White nonelderly adults.

disparities FACING BLACK AMERICANS

Latest Polling
5x
Black people are imprisoned at over 5 times the rate of White people.
(SOURCE: Bureau of Justice Statistics)
52%
A larger share of Black households (52%) reported loss of employment income during the COVID-19 pandemic compared to White households (41%).
(SOURCE: Census.gov)
19%
Black households were more likely than White households to report experiencing food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic (19% vs. 7%, respectively).
(SOURCE: Census.gov)
10x
Black Americans are 10 times more likely than white Americans to die by gun homicide, and 14 times more likely than White Americans to be injured in a gun assault
(SOURCE: Giffords Law Center and CDC).
Economic and social factors
The essentials
  • Topic page

    Racial Equity and Health Policy Topic Page

    The Racial Equity and Health Policy Program provides timely and reliable data, information, and policy analysis on health and health care disparities affecting people of color and underserved groups and efforts to advance racial equity in health and health care.
  • Blog

    Health Disparities are a Symptom of Broader Social and Economic Inequities

    Despite being long documented, racial and ethnic disparities in health have persisted and in some cases widened over time, with Black individuals and other groups of color faring worse compared to White individuals across many health status measures.
  • report

    Key Facts on Health and Health Care by Race and Ethnicity

    Data on demographics; health coverage, access, and utilization; and health status by race and ethnicity to provide greater insight into the status of health disparities and changes in disparities since implementation of the ACA.
  • State-level data

    State Data on Disparities

    This category includes data on demographics, health coverage, health status, and certain health conditions by race/ethnicity and gender to provide insight into health disparities and changes in disparities over time.
  • state-level data

    State Data and Policy Actions to Address Coronavirus

    This data tool provides state-level information related to COVID-19 including cases and deaths by race/ethnicity.

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