Vulnerable Populations and Health Inequalities

Health care inequality is social inequality, and a reminder of human injustice towards vulnerable population. According to Whitehead, healthcare disparity is “differences in health that are not only avoidable and unnecessary, but in addition unjust and unfair.” (Cohen, Chavez, & Chehimi, 2012, p.36). Health care disparity is a global issue. Its prevalence can be substantially reduced or eliminated through proactive, active and transparent public health efforts and equitable public health policy. Unfortunately, globally, there are many children without proper healthcare services or sufficient healthcare services. Among children with or without health care services there is enormous health care inequalities between children of a different race, culture, ethnicity and socioeconomic class, and social diversity factors, which impacts the access and availability of healthcare services provided to them. Social privilege is another factor that influence the healthcare equity among children of a different race, ethnicity and culture. For instance, in the US,

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