Availability of Physical Health Infrastructure in Areas with a High Proportion of Historically Disadvantaged Minority Residents

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September 2020
Anticipated completion date:
August 2021

In both rural and urban areas, prior research has documented shortages of key healthcare facilities in areas where a significant proportion of the population identify as African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Hispanic, or as a member of another historically disadvantaged minority (HDM) group. This analysis will compare the likelihood that selected healthcare infrastructure elements, including hospitals, primary care services, long-term care, behavioral health services, and home health, are available within rural and urban ZIP Code Tabulation Areas that contain versus do not contain a high proportion of HDM residents.