Health Disparities

Population-specific disparities in the prevalence of disease, health outcomes, and access to quality health care is widely recognized in the United States.  These differences are endemic among minority populations such as African American, Latino, Native American, Native Alaskan, and Asian, and result in increased infant mortality, chronic disease, and reduced life expectancy.  For the past decade, Sequoia has worked on numerous environmental health disparities projects to conduct research, education, community engagement, and capacity building in minority populations in the United States, Mexico, and Uganda.