Access to Care

It is no secret – minority communities, specifically Black Americans, are experiencing a crisis in access to quality healthcare. Racial and ethnic minorities experience a lower quality of care, receive far less routine medical screenings, and have higher rates of morbidity and mortality compared to non-minorities, despite recent improvements in the overall health of the United States.

Many factors, such as those listed below, pose a significant risk to a Black person’s overall health and wellbeing.

Economic Disadvantage,

Inequalities in Education,

Lack of Access,

Residential Segregation,

Experienced Racism,

Inadequate Coverage,

& Food Insecurity

It is our objective to tackle these disparities head-on and demand justice for our communities. The numbers are staggering and continuing as status quo is no longer acceptable.

119 U.S. Hospitals have closed since 2010, leaving rural and low-income communities with extremely limited access to emergency healthcare

73 percent White males vs.

66 percent Black males reported getting appointments quickly

For Black families, the average annual cost for healthcare premiums is almost 20 percent of the average household income

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Dr. Benjamin Chavis

&

Dr. Julianne Malveaux