the Essentials
  • Disparities in Health and Health Care: 5 Key Questions and Answers

    This brief provides an introduction to what health and health care disparities are, the status of disparities and how COVID-19 has affected them, the broader implications of disparities, and current federal efforts to advance health equity.
  • Health Coverage by Race and Ethnicity, 2010-2022

    This brief examines trends in health coverage by race/ethnicity between 2010 and 2022 and highlights issues in addressing coverage disparities looking ahead.

  • Health Policy 101: Race, Inequality and Health

    Addressing persistent racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care is important for improving the nation’s health and economic prosperity. KFF explains such disparities and the factors that drive them, examines the actions to address them, and outlines future considerations.

  • KFF Survey Documents the Extent and Impact of Racism and Discrimination

    The 2023 Survey on Racism, Discrimination and Health, which includes responses from over 6,000 adults, documents the link between racism and discrimination and worse health and well-being, including increased feelings of anxiety, loneliness, and depression.

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