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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.  There are seven Minority Health Disparities Reports produced that identify public health problems where there are significant differences between Whites and other races or ethnicities, including: Blacks, Hispanics, and Asians/Pacific Islanders. These reports are just one example of how we continue to measure and monitor this problem. 
The Racial Disparities in Age-Specific Mortality Among Blacks or African Americans - Pennsylvania, 1999-2015 report, produced by the Bureau of Epidemiology, highlights some of the differences in the health behaviors and outcomes between black and white populations in Pennsylvania.
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.