Multicultural Health

Health Disparities

"Health disparities are the preventable differences in the burden of disease, injury, violence, or opportunities to achieve optimal health that are experienced by socially disadvantaged populations" (Center for Disease Control [CDC], 2008).

This curated guide pulls together resources from Lane Medical Library, Stanford Libraries and other campus resources, in addition to government resources on health disparities. For a comprehensive list of resources on health disparities, search Lane for "health disparities".


Center for Disease Control. (2008) Community Health and Program Services (CHAPS): Health Disparities Among Racial/Ethnic Populations. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.