Practices that show potential to achieve desirable public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting and produce early results that are consistent with the objectives of the activities and thus indicate effectiveness.

The Problem of the Color Line: Spatial Access to Hospital Services for Minoritized Racial and Ethnic Groups

Eberth, J. M., Hung, P., Benavidez, G. A., Probst, J.C ., Zahnd, W. E., McNatt, M., Toussaint, E., Merrell, M. A., Crouch, E., Oyesode, J. O., Yell, N.

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In this article and the accompanying StoryMap, the authors identified ZIP Code Tabulation Areas with the largest share of minoritized racial and ethnic populations and measured distances to the nearest hospital offering emergency services, trauma care, obstetrics, outpatient surgery, intensive care, and cardiac care. Examining how spatial access to health care varies across geography is key to documenting structural inequalities in the United States.

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Advancing Racial Equity

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