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... Racial and Ethnic Health and Health Care Disparities and Their Documentation in the United States The Black experience of poor health status, poor health outcomes, and being limited to access to the worst health services for the 366 years before 1985-well-known to African Americans, a small group of government officials, and a tiny cadre of academics-was not appreciated by the general public until relatively recently. The shock waves that reverberated throughout the health system caused by the release of Margaret Heckler's, then Secretary of Health and Human Services, 1985-1986 report on minority health and its acknowledgment that "there was a continuing disparity in the burden of death and illness experiences!

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