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Minority Health Statistics

Minority Health Disparities Reports

The Pennsylvania Department of Health aims to eliminate health disparities for people of all races and ethnicities. The reports below focus on differences among whites, blacks, Asians/Pacific Islanders and Hispanics for the selected health topics. The reports include a list of disparate health issues for a given minority group, a brief section of data highlights and bar charts.

The Racial Disparities in Age-Specific Mortality Among Blacks or African Americans report highlights racial disparities in Pennsylvania. The report compares health behaviors and outcomes between black and white populations.

National information is also available from the U.S. Office of Minority Health - Division of Policy and Data.

Health Equity

The Department's Office of Health Equity is committed to improving the health status of disparate populations. Racial differences are not the only disparities that are addressed. We are also focused on physical disabilities, language barriers, age-related disparities, rural disparities, and sexual orientation.