About Health Disparities

About Health Disparities

A “Health Disparity” is best defined by the incidence, prevalence, mortality, and burden of diseases and other adverse health conditions that exist among specific population groups in the United States. 

The National REACH Coalition (NRC) is a national network of community-based organizations that promotes, develops, and implements health equity programs in both urban and rural communities.

In 2000, United States Public Law 106-525, also known as the “Minority Health and Health Disparities Research and Education Act,” authorized the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities to provide a legal definition of health disparities:

The National REACH Coalition continues the work begun by REACH communities and provides assistance with local program development by:

  • Empowering and mobilizing community members to seek better health;
  • Encouraging utilization of appropriate care and consumer directed practices;
  • Implementing evidence-based practices and public health programs that fit the unique social, economic,    and cultural needs of multi-ethnic communities; and
  • Moving beyond interventions that address individual behavior to a broader assessment of systemic
       change.

 

Contact Us

National REACH Coalition
301 West College Avenue, Suite 16
Silver City, NM 88061
info@reachcoalition.org

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