Little progress seen in closing racial, ethnic gaps in health care: Report

Racial healthcare disparities persist in every state in the nation despite two decades of attempts to improve health outcomes for minorities, according to a new report released Wednesday.

The report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine found that structural racism and people’s environment have contributed to worse health outcomes for minorities.

Wednesday’s 300-page report comes 21 years after the first from the organization.