Lifelines 1 – Impact of Cancer and Other Health Disparities on All Americans
Narrator: This is Lifelines, from NIH Radio with Dr. Howard Koh.
Koh: We want a country where all people are reaching their highest attainable standard of health. But tragically, too few people are reaching that noble goal, and often times, people of racial and ethnic minority backgrounds are not reaching that goal for reasons that we can rectify. There’s a wonderful saying that the health of the individual is almost inseparable from the health of the greater community, and the health of every community determines the overall health status of the nation. So the community is the focus here. It’s very important. We also know that health is more than what happens in a doctor’s office. It also starts where people live, labor, learn, play and pray. We want to improve population health in a whole range of areas.
Narrator: Lifelines, from NIH Radio, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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