Health disparities are found in all areas of the country, with different disparities in different parts of the country. Think about the area you live in – what three health determinants can you think of that impact your geographic location. For example, in rural areas, disparities can include lack of health insurance, lack of access to educational resources, and higher rates of cancer due to living conditions. In suburban areas, disparities can include diabetes, lack of access to preventative care, and exposure to possible toxins. In urban areas, disparities can include income gaps, exposure to illegal drugs, and an increase in the potential for violence.
For this assignment, start by listing the three disparities in your area and then discuss why you chose those three. Next, using state and local health department websites, look up the rates of your chosen disparities. Create a bar chart to show the incident rates of the three disparities and then discuss what you found.