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New England RHEC Releases Regional Health Equity Report & Call to Action

posted Mar 1, 2016, 5:32 AM by Tech Support   [ updated Feb 27, 2017, 1:21 PM ]
The New England Regional Health Equity Council (RHEC) on February 29, 2016, released a first-of-its-kind Health Equity Profile & Call to Action that provides a snapshot of the health disparities that exist in the six New England states and how the region fares on a host of other important factors that impact health. The report found that racial, ethnic and disability populations in the region have significantly lower rates of health insurance coverage, receive fewer preventive health services, smoke at higher rates and have less access to healthy food and opportunities for physical activity as compared to whites and non-disability populations. In its report, the New England RHEC called for greater dialog and collaboration among the region’s leaders and stakeholders to address health disparities. Please click on the press release and report to learn more.