What Racial Disparities are there in Atlanta?

Peipins, L. A., Graham, S., Young, R., Lewis, B., & Flanagan, B. (2013). Racial disparities in travel time to radiotherapy facilities in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Social Science & Medicine, 89, 32-38. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2013.04.018

Picture By: Ken Lund

Epidemiologist Peipins and her colleagues argue that there is racial divide for women in travel time to radiotherapy facilities. Their thesis is correct as they found that there is positive feedback with people that have private transportation. The people that do not have transportation are least likely to get treatment. It is very bad how there is racial division in transportation. This causes people to put their health at risk and allow them to miss their appointments.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *