Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities with Dr. Ronica Rooks

34m | Jun 6, 2023

According to the CDC, health disparities are "preventable differences in the burden of disease...that are experienced by socially disadvantaged populations."

Ronica Rooks, a professor of health and behavioral sciences at CU-Denver, joins to discuss racial and ethnic health disparities affecting older adults. Gentrification and social determinants of health are explored, as well as Rooks' studies on working and volunteering as strategies to stave off dementia risk.


"Key Data on Health and Health Care by Race and Ethnicity" by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

"Minority Population Profiles" from HHS Office of Minority Health.

2023 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures from the AA.

Learn about the 3-30-300 rule on Wild Ideas Worth Living.

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