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Health Disparities

Nondiscriminatory Quality Healthcare Services

Some groups of people have been found to have barriers to health care service access:

  • Certain racial and ethnic groups
  • Limited English proficient persons
  • People with disabilities
  • The elderly

To ensure nondiscrimination and increase the number of people who have access to quality health care services, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) investigates HHS-funded programs and services. This is to ensure they comply with applicable federal civil rights laws.

View Laws and Regulations Enforced by OCR.

Content created by Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
Content last reviewed on July 26, 2013
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