Ethnic Disparities In Health Care Essay

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There has been plethora of evidence that shows that racial and ethnic minorities are disposed to to poorer quality health care that white Americans. Health disparities are often driven by the determinant of health which affects where individuals live, learn, work and play.
According to the National Partnership for Action, “health disparities adversely affect groups of people who have systematically experienced greater social and/or economic obstacles to health and/or a clean environment based on their racial or ethnic group; religion; socioeconomic status; gender; age; mental health; cognitive, sensory, or physical disability; sexual orientation or gender identity; geographic location; or other characteristics historically linked to discrimination
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Briefly discuss the relevance of the policy to the organization.
Explain areas within the organization that will be affected by the policy.
Areas within the organization that will be affected by health policy on disparities will experience poor quality patient-provider interactions due to their limited knowledge of the language by the patient, Diversity in the healthcare workforce will also be impacted. Emergency rooms will be crowded due to the lack of insurance. According to the American College of Emergency Physicians, “The federal government estimates approximately 49 million Americans are uninsured in the United States. 9.4 percent (7 million) of those are under the age of 18” (
• 30 percent of the uninsured are Hispanic
• 20 percent are