Health disparities are differences in the relative health status of population groups defined by such characteristics as race/ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, and geographic location. The interactive story map, “Mapping the Story of Health Disparities” (linked below), highlights geographic disparities in health status among South Carolina Medicaid enrollees. It illustrates the spatial association between life-enhancing resource disadvantage and poor health outcomes among state Medicaid participants.
Other Medicaid population maps linked below look at disease hotspots for both adults and children, and disease prevalence across sub-state regions.
Mapping the Story of Health Disparities