Black infants dying at two-to-three times the rate of white infants; Vietnamese women diagnosed with cervical cancer at five times the rate of white women; Puerto Ricans who die of AIDS at six times the national average — Racial disparities in health care are well documented but just a few states have plans in place to tackle the problem.
A plan released on Wednesday would make Massachusetts one of them. Joining WBUR's Delores Handy to talk about it are the co-chairs of the Commission to End Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, State Senator Dianne Wilkerson and State Representative Peter Koutoujian.
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This program aired on August 9, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.