Fast Five Quiz: Social Disparities in Healthcare

Arthur L. Caplan, PhD


November 24, 2020

The Healthy People program sets its goals every 10 years and has been prioritizing healthcare disparities as a key goal for 20 years. In Healthy People 2000, one of its overarching goals was to reduce health disparities among Americans. In Healthy People 2010, that goal was broadened and became to eliminate, not just reduce, health disparities. The most recent iteration, Healthy People 2020, has four overarching goals:

  • Attain high-quality, longer lives free of preventable disease, disability, injury, and premature death

  • Achieve health equity, eliminate disparities, and improve the health of all groups.

  • Create social and physical environments that promote good health for all

  • Promote quality of life, healthy development, and healthy behaviors across all life stages

Learn more about healthcare disparities in the United States.