Panel: Racial Health Disparities Deeply Embedded

Panelists from the Mankato medical community Monday said much work remains in eliminating racial health disparities.

The discussion was part of the Greater Mankato Diversity Council’s latest Write on Race gathering at the Verizon Center. The journaling project focused on race and health in its most recent quarter.

Minnesota consistently ranks well among states in health measures, but the picture isn’t as rosy when you break it down by race. The state also has some of the largest health disparities between racial and ethnic groups. Minnesota Community Measurement’s latest health equity report found white patients had better health outcomes than other racial groups across most clinical quality measures.

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