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Health equity, as defined by the US Center for Disease Control (CDC), embodies "the state in which everyone has a fair and just opportunity to attain their highest level of health." It is recognized as a fundamental human right, addressing disparities in the presence of disease, health outcomes, and access to healthcare among populations based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or socioeconomic status.

This Health Equity publication menu strives to become the leading platform for discourse and dissemination of groundbreaking research papers in the health equity domain and related fields. The NYHF embraces rigorous original research from diverse disciplines shedding light on the intricate causes of health inequities and assessing initiatives aimed at fostering health equity.


Chronic Hepatitis B in Indian Americans:

Lack of Screening and Poor Linkage to Care


Background: Chronic hepatitis B (CHB) is a major cause of liver-related morbidity and mortality in the United States (US) and globally. CHB disproportionately affects Asian Americans and many other immigrant minority populations, primarily owing to the high prevalence of CHB in their countries of origin. India is a country with a medium-to-high prevalence of hepatitis B (HB) (>2%) and has over 40 million people infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV), with more than 115,000 deaths..............


Gastric Cancer Disparities in the United States:

Overcoming the Barriers


In this narrative review, we highlight the disparities in the incidence and mortality of gastric cancer across various racial and ethnic populations in the United States (US). Despite the low and decreasing trend in the incidence of gastric cancer in the US, the incidence remains significantly high among Asian and Hispanic Americans, showing a striking racial and ethnic disparity. The low survival rate of gastric cancer further accentuates  the magnitude of this disparity. In addition, there is a marked funding disparity among different cancers in the US, reflecting the significantly lower level of support for cancers, such as gastric cancer...........

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