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Public Health and Health Disparities Research: Home

This guide will cover public health issues and the elimination of health disparities.

Equity and Health




According the U.S. government document Healthy People 2010, health disparities are "gaps in quality of health and health care across racial and ethnic groups.”  Health disparities refer to differences between groups of people. These differences can affect how frequently a disease affects a group, how many people get sick, or how often the disease causes death.


Health and Society Chronology



Social reformers begin to focus on factors affecting public health.


Health insurance programs are established, many of which will later provide assistance in addressing social needs.


Researchers begin to focus on health disparities between racial groups.


The Affordable Care Act (ACA) creates, among other things, programs designed to address health disparities.

Source: CQ Researcher

Hampton Roads Community Indicators

Greater Hampton Road Disparities Dashboard (Click Here)

City of Norfolk and Public Health

City of Norfolk :Population Health