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Miles to go before we sleep: racial inequities in health.

Authors
  • Williams, David R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of health and social behavior
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2012
Volume
53
Issue
3
Pages
279–295
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/0022146512455804
PMID: 22940811
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Large, pervasive, and persistent racial inequalities exist in the onset, courses, and outcomes of illness. A comprehensive understanding of the patterning of racial disparities indicates that racism in both its institutional and individual forms remains an important determinant. There is an urgent need to build the science base that would identify how to trigger the conditions that would facilitate needed societal change and to identify the optimal interventions that would confront and dismantle the societal conditions that create and sustain health inequalities.

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