Survey on Racism, Discrimination and Health

KFF’s 2023 Survey on Racism, Discrimination and Health documents the extent and impact of racism and discrimination across several facets of American life, including health care. The first in a series, the survey also 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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New Survey Reveals That Many People Prepare for Health Care Visits By Expecting Insults and Taking Care with Their Appearance

In a reflection of how pervasive racism and discrimination can be in daily life, including in health care, the nationally representative Survey on Racism, Discrimination and Health, which includes responses from over 6,000 adults, shows that many Hispanic, Black, Asian, and American Indian and Alaska Native adults in the U.S. believe they must modify both their mindset and the way they look to stave off potential mistreatment during health care visits.

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Immigrants Overwhelmingly Say They and Their Children Are Better Off in the US, But Many Also Report Substantial Discrimination and Challenges

A 2023 KFF-Los Angeles Times partnership survey of immigrant adults, released in September 2023, shows most feel they found a better life for their families in this country, but many also face economic hardships and discrimination. The poll is the largest nationally representative survey focused on immigrants.

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Disparities in Health and Health Care: 5 Key Questions and Answers

This primer offers an overview of health and health care disparities and why it’s important to address them. Learn about how the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a disproportionate toll on the health and well-being of people of color and other underserved groups, and current federal efforts to advance health equity in the United States.

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