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Newly released: Vital and Health Statistics Series Report on Health Disparities in Healthy People 2020

Today, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) released a report titled “Examining Progress Toward Elimination of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities for Healthy People 2020 Objectives Using Three Measures of Overall Disparity.” This report provides the first-ever assessment of health disparities by race and ethnicity across all Healthy People 2020 objectives using multiple measures of health disparities. The findings provide an indicator for how well the Healthy People initiative did in achieving one of its overarching goals, to "Achieve health equity, eliminate disparities, and improve the health of all groups."

To access the newly released report and other Healthy People content, visit the NCHS Healthy People Publications webpage.

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