Health Status Gap, Diversity, and Inclusion

Reflect on Chapter 3 “The Extent of the Health Status Gap and Why it Has not Been Closed” of the Rose textbook “Health Disparities, Diversity, and Inclusion.”

Explain why low health literacy is a result of poor education in the United States. Health disparities, health literacy, and social injustice are all important issues that people in the healthcare field should understand. Why? What are the specific differences between food mirages and food deserts? List three diet-related diseases that are specifically contributing to health disparities among people of color. Per the Dr. Chew interview, name one solution that she points out for improving the K-12 educational system in lower socioeconomic communities.