A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highlights the negative health impacts experienced by racial and ethnic groups due to unmet social and economic needs. Health officials believe that gaining a better understanding of how these needs affect health can lead to policy solutions and improvements in care.

The CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, directed by Dr. Karen Hacker, surveyed adults across the country to identify five specific needs, such as social connections and food security. Hacker emphasized the importance of recognizing the external challenges people face, especially those in low-income communities and individuals of different racial backgrounds. Disparities in chronic disease across the country highlight the disproportionate burden placed on racial and ethnic minorities.

A random survey conducted in 42 states, including Arizona, will provide more state-specific data at the individual level. Hacker emphasized the need for collaboration between communities and policymakers to effectively address these health disparities.

ASU professor Zach Cordell emphasized the importance of including diverse perspectives in discussions about healthcare solutions. Cordell believes that a new perspective is essential for healthcare professionals to better understand and serve their communities. He hopes that a holistic approach to care will lead to actionable steps to remove barriers to improved health outcomes as identified in the study.

By Samantha Johnson

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