The analysis finds that Black adults, particularly Black women and Black adults with low-incomes, face discrimination in health care settings at particularly high rates. Failure to tackle health inequities stemming from discrimination or unfair treatment in health care settings can have serious consequences for an individual’s health and the quality of care they are able to receive.
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The nonprofit Urban Institute is dedicated to elevating the debate on social and economic policy. For nearly five decades, Urban scholars have conducted research and offered evidence-based solutions that improve lives and strengthen communities across a rapidly urbanizing world. Their objective research helps expand opportunities for all, reduce hardship among the most vulnerable, and strengthen the effectiveness of the public sector. Visit the Urban Institute’s Health Policy Center for more information specific to its staff and its recent research.