Wed April 13, 2011

Government Plan Takes Aim At Minority Health Care Gap

A new U.S. Department of Health and Human Services report shows that people of color, throughout their lives, tend to suffer from poorer health and have less access to quality health care, than whites. These disparities exist in a range of areas including cardiovascular disease, cancer and infant mortality. Host Michel Martin speaks with Dr Howard Koh, Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Health, about a new action plan to reduce disparities in minority health care.