All across America, there are large and persistent racial differences in health and accessing healthcare. People of color get sick at younger ages and die sooner than white people. Compared with whites, members of racial and ethnic minorities are less likely to receive preventive health services and often receive lower-quality care. Addressing health disparities is increasingly important as our population becomes more diverse. Never has the disparity in access to healthcare become more obvious than with the pandemic of COVID-19. This episode examines the racial disparities that exist in health and healthcare in the U.S.
Episode Duration: 26 minutes and 46 seconds
Episode Number: 1702
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The award-winning SECOND OPINION is a national initiative to promote health literacy and empower viewers to take charge of their healthcare.
This season features new host Joan Lunden, an esteemed journalist and television personality, breast cancer survivor, and women's health advocate.
In each half-hour episode, Lunden hosts a panel of medical experts along with a real patient story that highlights a specific medical condition, disease, or public health issue in order to examine effective treatments and solutions.
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