The People’s Medicine Project seeks to address community health disparities by increasing access to complementary and alternative healing modalities. We envision an inclusive culture of wellness, based on an empowered connection to personal health, the earth, and each other.
What are health disparities?
Health disparities are a particular type of health difference that is closely linked with social, economic, and/or environmental disadvantage. Health disparities adversely affect groups of people who have systematically experienced greater obstacles to health based on their racial or ethnic group; religion; socioeconomic status; gender; age; mental health; cognitive, sensory, or physical disability; sexual orientation or gender identity; geographic location; or other characteristics historically linked to discrimination or exclusion.
- Robert B. Saper, MD MPH, Integrative Medicine and Health Disparities