A person’s health is influenced by powerful social factors such as income, educational attainment, and employment. Compared to all Coloradans, racially and ethnically diverse Coloradans experience living in poverty, lower educational attainment, and higher levels of unemployment. These life circumstances have a significant impact on the health of communities of color in Colorado.
Health inequities are persistent differences in health because of social factors such as race, ethnicity, geography, education, and socioeconomic status. Research in Colorado clearly demonstrates that racially and ethnically diverse Coloradans experience a high burden of health inequities. For Colorado to become the healthiest state in the nation, we need to recognize, understand, and address the health inequities experienced by racially and ethnically diverse Coloradans.
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