Addressing Health Equity in a Changing America


How organizations provide health care to America’s increasingly diverse population was the focus of a recent article, “Health care’s new majority,” published on

The article talked about the changing demographics and how whites are no longer the majority in the nation, forcing health care organizations to look at challenges and opportunities in providing care to various communities.

Winston Wong, MD, medical director of Community Benefit at The Permanente Federation, Kaiser Permanente, is quoted in the article as he described the organization’s use of data on members’ race to narrow health care disparities. Dr. Wong described Kaiser Permanente’s approach to hypertension control among African-American members as an example of addressing specific health needs of a community.

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