Racial equity: a systematic solution to a systemic problem

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New York State (NYS) is the fourth most populous state in the United States, with a population more than 19 million. It is also the fifth most diverse state.

Despite the opportunities, NYS provides to its residents from different backgrounds, classes, races and ethnicities, there continue to be vast inequities in access to housing, income equality and many other basic needs. In NYS, these inequities persist and impact health and health outcomes.

This article is written by Laya Lakkaraju, health program administrator, and Rubab Zahra-Hassan, program co-ordinator, New York State Department of health/health research, Inc, and is published on Apolitical.

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