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Color of Inequality Part 5: Health Disparities in Communities of Color

The disproportionate hospitalization and deaths of Black and Latinx individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic stems from a legacy of inequitable access to medical treatment and care within the U.S. healthcare system. In this Color of Inequality, we examine some of the social determinants of health that have contributed to keeping communities of color from accessing medical treatments and care. We also illustrate how health disparities track across Philadelphia.