Income, education level, sex, race, ethnicity, employment status, and sexual orientation are all related to health and health outcomes for many Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Though health indicators such as life expectancy and infant mortality have improved for most Americans, some people from racial and ethnic minority groups experience a disproportionate burden of preventable disease, death, and disability compared with non-Hispanic White people.
The year 2030 marks a demographic turning point for the United States as the nation’s population ages considerably and becomes more racially and ethnically diverse. The population of people who are more than one race is projected to be the fastest growing racial or ethnic group over the next several decades, followed by Asian Americans and Hispanic/Latino Americans.
With that growing diversity – many will witness its impact in our workforce, schools, environments, and social settings and access to healthcare.