Public Health

Higher bar for health care

Health Disparities

Lisa Cooper notes that last year's pandemic and social uprisings "revealed how interconnected and vulnerable we all are," demonstrating what she calls an "essential need for societies to achieve not just health equity but social justice as well." Informed by her research as the founder of Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity, Everyone's Problem puts evidence from Cooper's studies of patients of color in primary care to this interconnected need, and provides pertinent advice for patients, clinicians, and health care organizations to address those care disparities, especially the severe underrepresentation of African American, Latino, and Native American physicians as care providers and leaders in the workforce.