Weight Bias in Healthcare

Weight Bias, Disparities, and Inequities

Weight Bias and Health Disparities

Health disparities are defined as, "... preventable differences in the burden of disease, injury, violence, or in opportunities to achieve optimal health experienced by socially disadvantaged racial, ethnic, and other population groups, and communities."

- from "Health Disparities", CDC website

(Kimberley has created a LibGuide on this topic; please see it here:

Weight Bias and Health Inequities


Health inequities are defined as, "... differences in health status or in the distribution of health resources between different population groups, arising from the social conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. 

- from "Health Inequities and their causes" CDC website

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