Document Type


Publication Date

Summer 7-23-2022


Higher levels of obesity, type II diabetes, and other preventable diseases are seen medically underserved communities (AuYoung). These maladies combined with decreased insurance rates and higher poverty levels prevent many patients from obtaining adequate care (Blackburn). Despite advancements in medicine, similar inequalities are seen in marginalized communities across the United States (Baah). To address these health disparities nonfinancial barriers to healthcare such as availability and accessibility must be considered.

Academic Level

medical student