persistent health disparities

Add the mistrust of the healthcare system for some minority groups borne out of misuse and abuse of research activities such as the Tuskegee study, and you have a complex web and confluence of factors.In your informed and reasoned opinion, are there linkages between policies in other realms such as education, criminal justice, housing, and health outcomes? Are these factors structural, or are people not taking responsibility for their health? From a policy and practice standpoint, what can be done to reduce the impact on rural, minority, and marginalized communities? For reference, check this PBS