Journal of General Internal Medicine

, Volume 25, Issue 12, pp 1266–1267 | Cite as

Massachusetts Health Disparities: Key Lessons for the Nation

Editorials

Notes

Financial Disclosures

None.

Additional Disclosures

Dr. Carrasquillo serves on the Board of Physicians for National Health Insurance and is vice-president of Latinos for National Health Insurance. He is also a member of the Advisory Committee of Office of Minority Health for the Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Betancourt serves on the Massachusetts Health Disparities Council. The views expressed in this editorial are their own and do not reflect the views of their affiliated programs or institutions, SGIM, or any state or federal agency.

Conflict of Interest

None disclosed.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Miller School of MedicineUniversity of MiamiMiamiUSA
  2. 2.Harvard Medical School and Director of The Disparities Solutions CenterMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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