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Health Literacy - "Health literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions." U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Quick Guide to Health Literacy: Fact Sheet. 

Health Status Disparities - Health status disparities is defined as the "variation in rates of disease occurrence and disabilities between population groups defined by socioeconomic characteristics such as age, ethnicity, economic resources, or gender and populations identified geographically or similar measures."  National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine. Health status disparities. Medical Subject (MeSH) Index. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/?term=health+status+disparities 

Healthcare Disparities - Healthcare disparities is defined as the "differences in access to or availability of facilities and services." National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine.  Healthcare disparities. Medical Subject (MeSH) Index. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/?term=healthcare+disparities

Transdisciplinary Research - "research efforts conducted by investigators from different disciplines working jointly to create new conceptual, theoretical, methodological, and translational innovations that integrate and move beyond discipline-specific approaches to address a common problem."  Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Definitions. Transdisciplinary Research in Energetics and Cancer Center. 2018https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/trec/about-us/definitions/

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