June marks National Immigrant Heritage Month, which honors the contributions of immigrants to the U.S. As of 2020, there were close to 45 million immigrants residing in the U.S., accounting for 14% of the total U.S. population. Immigrants make up a significant part of the nation’s workforce and families yet…
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Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Other Pacific Islander (NHOPI) people are a diverse and growing population in the United States, but broad data often mask underlying disparities among subgroups of the population.
Due to systemic and overt discrimination, Black people are disproportionately affected by high maternal and infant morbidities and mortality. In addition to legislation, addressing systemic discrimination, implicit bias and racism will be integral to achieving equity in maternal health outcomes.
Overall cancer mortality rates have decreased for all racial and ethnic groups, with the largest decrease among Black people. However, Black people continued to have the highest risk of cancer death.
Hispanic, Asian, and Black people are more likely than White people to live in households with more than four people, where not everyone will receive a free COVID-19 test from the federal government.
Based on an analysis of electronic health records, Black, Hispanic, and Asian patients had significantly higher rates of hospitalization and death compared to their White counterparts.
Black Americans Fare Worse Compared to Those Who Are White Across a Majority of Selected Health Measures
All racial and ethnic groups experienced improvements in health coverage, access, and utilization compared to prior to the ACA, but Hispanics and Blacks experienced improvements in the largest number of the examined measures related to coverage, access, and use.