Healthcare Disparities in Minorities Analytical Essay by Nicky

Healthcare Disparities in Minorities
A look at how minorities have less access to quality health care in the US.
# 148718 | 970 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2011 | US

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This paper discusses the issue of continued and pervasive health care disparities between the majority and minority populations in the US, especially considering the current state of the economy. Primarily, the paper considers how minority members suffer from more chronic, debilitating diseases, yet have less access to quality care. Additionally, the paper points out how the closure of hospitals in minority neighborhoods has affected the health of this population. The paper concludes by stating that resolution of this problem will take a long time.

From the Paper:

"Of course New York is not alone, as many urban and rural clinics and hospitals are being closed because the economy is failing and diversification of finances, and especially investment of the institutions in risky ventures, has created situations where even though there is a clear community need for the retention of the facilities they are being closed anyway, because they cannot pay operating costs. Another area of concern, specific to clinics and hospitals which run in part or completely on funding from non-profit and foundation grants, as such funding is clearly becoming scarce, as people and organizations tighten their belt during an economic slump and stop contributing.
"Disparities are often specific to race and gender but in cities where there are unusually high concentrations of minorities healthcare disparity should be part of a universal program fro elimination. Thus far this is only true of the rhetoric, and not true of the reality, and even more so as clinics and hospitals close in these areas. These closures leave these already at risk individuals with even fewer, if any options as for how to receive adequate and equitable preventative care."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • CAM at Minority or Health Disparities Research Centers." Environmental Health Perspectives 115.1 (2007): 46.
  • Jenkins, Alan, and Sabrineh Ardalan. "Positive Health: The Human Right to Health Care under the New York State Constitution." Fordham Urban Law Journal 35.3 (2008): 479.
  • Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities, Ctrs. for Disease Control and Prevention, Guiding Principle for Improving Minority Health, Accessed May. 20, 2009 <>.

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