Trust, Education Are Best Medicine for Health Disparities

Millions of people gained healthcare coverage for the first time under the Affordable Care Act. That’s a step forward in efforts to reduce healthcare disparities, but people of color still face other significant barriers that are important for clinicians to recognize. “We know that there are variables beyond that lack of access,” says Charles Modlin, MD, a urologist who leads the Minority Men’s Health Center at Cleveland Clinic.