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University of Washington Health Sciences Library

Minority Health

A guide to health disparities among U.S. racial minority groups.

Health Equity Reads

Books

Below is a select list of recently published books about health equity and health disparities in medicine. All books in this list are available for check out at UW Libraries. 

eBooks

The titles listed below are available online and may be accessed for free by individuals with borrowing privileges at UW Libraries.  

Health Equity Videos

Below is a select list of multimedia resources on the topic of health equity and health disparities in the United States. All videos are available to stream for free online. 

African-American Reads

Asian-American Reads

The U.S. Census Bureau defines Asians as "people having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent."

Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Reads

The U.S. Census Bureau considers this ethnic group to include "people having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa or other Pacific Islands.”

Hispanic / Latinx-American Reads

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Latinx refers to "any person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.”

Native American / Alaskan Reads

The U.S. Census Bureau considers anyone with ethnic "origins in any of the original peoples of North, South America, and Central America, who maintain tribal affiliation or community attachment" as part of this ethnic group. 

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