Factors Contributing to Health Disparities **There are a variety of factors involved with unequal and unjust treatment of vulnerable populations. **This Discussion asks you to describe those factors and how culture influences disparities of particular populations. *Consider possible explanations for disparities between populations with respect to your Healthy People assigned focus area, my assigned area * Environmental Health. *What socio-ecological factors contribute to the existence of health disparities? Examples include socioeconomics and education. *Give an example or examples of how populations experience unequal treatment and disparity in healthcare. Provide some statistics to help illustrate this point from the CDC, the textbook, your Resources this week, or another reliable source. *How might one’s culture serve as a barrier to equal treatment when it comes to healthcare? Give an example. (Note: Please remember that culture is not skin color. Please review the definition of culture before preparing your response. Draw on your textbook, resources found in the Resources area of the course, and any credible documentation you find in the library or online to compose your response.