Racism is a significant cause the preventable differences in the health of our mouths, teeth, and gums, which are closely connected to our overall health.
Social Determinants of Health Publications
We work to ensure factors like race, income, and ZIP code don't determine a person's health. Read through our social determinants of health publications to learn more about how we're working to fix that.
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders face increased barriers to good health because of systemic and historic injustices. However, most or all of the disparities in health outcomes are masked because data is aggregated into one racial category instead of many diverse ethnicities.
As the Trump administration continues to intensify its efforts to curb immigration, Colorado legislators, public health agencies, and health care and advocacy organizations should consider immigration policy as health policy, and show leadership on these issues.
Education, money, and power provide access to good health, but access to those is limited for people of color. This is one manifestation of White Privilege.
Black people face increased barriers to good health because of systemic and historic injustices.