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Experts try to close Florida’s healthcare gap for minorities

Orlando Sentinel, August 14, 2008
Health experts are meeting in Tampa, FL, to find ways of improving medical care for minorities across the state. They have identified gaps in seven areas of healthcare, including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, oral health, adult and child immunizations, maternal/infant health, and HIV/AIDS. At the Minority Health Disparities Summit, they are focusing their efforts on developing strategies to close the gaps. Due to a growing population, Florida's minorities face barriers to accessing healthcare, including the lack of insurance, that make them less healthy than the their white counterparts.