New & NoteWorthy
  • Health Care Disparities Among Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Other Pacific Islander People

    In this data note, we use 2019 American Community Survey (ACS) data to examine how demographic characteristics as well as measures of health coverage and other social and economic factors that drive health and health care vary for Asian and NHOPI people overall and by subgroups.

  • Climate Change and Health Equity: Key Questions and Answers

    While climate change poses health threats for everyone, people of color, low-income people, and other marginalized or high-need groups face disproportionate risks due to underlying inequities and structural racism and discrimination.

  • Title 42 and its Impact on Migrant Families

    This brief provides an explanation of Title 42 and its application in border regions, the impact of Title 42 on border expulsions and the health and well-being of migrants, and a discussion of the potential implications of lifting Title 42 for immigration and the health of migrants.

  • Mitigating Childhood Lead Exposure and Disparities

    Data show that Black and lower income children are at higher risk for lead exposure. We look at how Medicaid and various federal initiatives can help mitigate lead exposure and its negative health impacts.

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 of Immigrants

    This fact sheet provides an overview of health coverage for noncitizens and discusses key issues for health coverage and care for immigrant families today.

  • Health Coverage by Race and Ethnicity, 2010-2019

    People of color have faced longstanding disparities in health coverage that contribute to disparities in health. This brief examines trends in health coverage by race/ethnicity between 2010 through 2019, prior to the onset of the COVID-19, and discusses the implications for health disparities. It is based on KFF analysis of American Community Survey data for the nonelderly population

  • Key Data on Health and Health Care by Race and Ethnicity

    This chart pack examines how people of color fare compared to White people across a broad array of measures of health coverage, access, and use; health status, outcomes, and behaviors; social determinants of health; and COVID-19 impacts to provide insight into the status of racial disparities in health and health care.

Racial Equity and Health Data

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