BOX 6-1
Priorities for Health Disparities Research

•   More—and better—research on the social determinants of health disparities

•   More intervention research (based on promising hypotheses)—understanding pathways is not sufficient

•   Multilevel, critical mass, studied longitudinally

•   More translational research

•   How to inform the public about health disparities

•   How to get them to care

•   How to create political will

SOURCE: Braveman (2010).


FIGURE 6-1 Income is linked with health regardless of racial or ethnic group. Differences in health status by income do not simply reflect differences by race or ethnicity; differences in health can be seen within each racial or ethnic group. Both income and racial or ethnic group matter.
SOURCE: RWJF (2009). Prepared for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation by the Center on Social Disparities in Health at the University of California, San Francisco. © 2008 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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