Unequal Health Outcomes in the United States (CERD Shadow Report, 2008)

The “persistent disparities” in health that were noted by the Committee in its 2001 Concluding Observations have not significantly abated. Of particular concern are widening disparities in infant mortality between black and white populations, and continuing disparities in cancer mortality, diabetes, heart disease and overall life expectancy. The US government has also failed to collect data on racial disparities in health care as required by CERD, or to provide adequate resources to federal agencies charged with monitoring compliance.