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Health Disparities Interest Group

Health disparities are health differences in one or more health outcomes that adversely affect disadvantaged populations. These health outcomes include overall rate of disease incidence, prevalence, morbidity, mortality, and survival. Disadvantaged populations refer to racial/ethnic minorities, socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, underserved rural populations, and sexual and gender minorities. Eliminating health disparities and achieving health equity is one of the overarching goals of Healthy People 2030.

The Health Disparities Interest Group (HDIG), founded in 2014, aims to advance biological, clinical, behavioral, social, and population sciences research to further understanding of health disparities and illuminate interventions to reduce and eliminate health disparities. The HDIG:

  • Fosters the exchange of ideas between intramural and extramural health disparities researchers through its joint seminars with the NIMHD Division of Intramural Research.
  • Provides a platform for health disparities scientific dialogue through its mailing list.
    • To subscribe, please visit the HDIG Listserv homepage and click “Subscribe or Unsubscribe” in the right sidebar.
  • Engages with NIH partners to promote health disparities training for trainees.

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To join the Health Disparities Interest Group mailing list, please visit the Health Disparities Interest Group Listserv home page, then click the “Subscribe or Unsubscribe” link in the right sidebar.



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