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Eliminating Health Disparities

Recent studies have shown that despite the steady improvements in the overall health of the United States, racial and ethnic minorities experience a lower quality of health services and are less likely to receive routine medical procedures and have higher rates of morbidity and mortality than non-minorities. Disparities in health care exist even when controlling for gender, condition, age and socio-economic status.

AMA activities to eliminate health disparities
The AMA has encouraged physicians to examine their own practices to ensure equality in medical care. Learn about AMA programs and activities committed to the elimination of racial and ethnic health care disparities.

Commission to End Health Care Disparities
A description of the activities of the American Medical Association/National Medical Association Commission to End Health Care Disparities.

Research findings and recommendations
Prompted by a request from Congress, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) performed an assessment on the differences in the kinds and quality of health care received by United States racial and ethnic minorities and non minorities.

Doctors Back To School
AMA Minority Affairs Section project Doctors Back to School.

AMA Ethics and Health Disparities

The History of African Americans and the Medical Profession