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Effective Interventions in Reducing Disparities in Healthcare and Health Outcomes in Selected Conditions 

Date of Publication:
MAR 2017
Associated Project:
Disparities Project
Health and Healthcare disparities result from historical realities and sociopolitical factors. These factors have put many populations at risk of worse health outcomes based on the social conditions in which they live. Eliminating disparities will require the U.S. public health and healthcare system to implement tailored interventions for populations based on their social risk. Numerous effective interventions exist. However, many of these interventions are not yet implemented systematically, and there are few efforts to assess the extent to which they are employed. Performance measurement is an essential tool: It can show if interventions are being implemented and if they are reducing disparities.