Health disparities, health care inequality, and policy - Research Guide

Example keywords and search terms

  • health disparities
  • health inequality or health inequity
  • racial and ethnic minority 
  • health care disparities
  • health insurance
  • racial discrimination in medical care
  • illness or injury or disability
  • rates of mortality
  • health care policy
  • medical care or health care
  • social determinants of health
  • minority health
  • social discrimination
  • Affordable Care Act
  • socialized medicine

Disparities occur across socioeconomic status, age, geography, language, gender, disability status, citizenship status, and sexual identity, orientation and other factors. Intersectionality is a theoretical framework which aims to understand how aspects of an individual's identity can combine to create a unique and different levels of discrimination and disparities.

Health Disparities Guide from UMN Health Science Libraries

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Covid-19 for Health Sciences researchers, students, and professionals

This guide is intended for health researchers, educators, clinicians, and students seeking various types of information about COVID-19 or novel coronavirus. We refrained from listing individual sources as a number of aggregate sources are quickly populating the Internet. Instead, we point you to types of aggregated resources based on the information you might need (e.g., dataset, meta-analysis, training resource, etc.). This guide is a collaborative effort of the Health Science Library and engineering liaison librarians for the health sciences disciplines.

Sample of online books

Below are a selection of online books and readings on the broad topic. We have more online books, journal articles, and sources in our Libraries Search and article databases. 

Last Updated: Jan 25, 2024 12:20 PM