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Health Disparities Damage Men and Boys of Color and CT’s Economy

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by Kim Krieger

Men and boys of color in Connecticut are less likely to have health insurance, more likely to be victims of violence, and more likely to die early from preventable diseases than their non-Hispanic white counterparts, reports UConn’s Health Disparities Institute.

The findings are part of the Health Disparities Institute’s (HDI) inaugural Report Card on Health Equity Among Men and Boys of Color in the state. The institute looks at differences in health care access and outcomes in all populations in the state, but chose to focus its first report card on men and boys of color because the disparities are so striking, and addressing them could help the population as a whole.

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