A 1,300 -1,700-word essay (not including references, 1″ margins, double-spaced, 12 pt. Times New
Roman font, Microsoft Word format) is due to the course instructor via the class OAK site on Monday,
October 1st, 2018 by 11:59PM EST [10% of grade]. The goal of the assignment is for you to describe a
national-level racial or ethnic health disparity and how social determinants may be a better
explanation for the disparity than genetics, behavior or health care. The manuscript should build upon
and integrate class readings and should encompass a review of relevant literature beyond that to which
you have been introduced in class. All literature cited should be referenced appropriately.