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Poverty and Elimination of Urban Health Disparities: Challenge and Opportunity

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Abstract:

The aim of this article is to examine the intersection of race and poverty, two critical factors fueling persistent racial and ethnic health disparities among urban populations. From the morass of social determinants that shape the health of racial and ethnic communities in our urban centers, we will offer promising practices and potential solutions to eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities.

Keywords: disparities; poverty; race

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1196/annals.1425.018

Affiliations: Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Publication date: 2008-06-01

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