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The State of Health Equity Research: Closing Knowledge Gaps to Address Inequities

Are Health Services Researchers Focusing on Detecting, Understanding, or Eliminating Health Disparities?

Between 2007 and 2011, the percentage of disparities-focused health service research that aims to detect or describe an inequity fell by 25%. Over the same time period, there was a 93% increase in studies that aim to reduce or eliminate an inequity in health or health care in order to build the evidence-base for solutions to health disparities. Click each category name below to reveal the 5-year trend.

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