Financial Aid Guide for Minority Students

Hospitals and healthcare providers are increasingly alert to health disparities prevalent in minority populations. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2013 U.S. Health Disparities and Inequalities Report show 60% more preterm births in black infants than white, a higher prevalence of diabetes in black and Hispanic patients, and more uncontrolled high blood pressure in Mexican Americans. Fewer black AIDS patients received antiretroviral therapy than white, and preventable hospitalization rates were higher for black and Hispanic patients.