Access to Quality Care
It is no secret – minority communities, specifically Black Americans, have long been 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.
Inequalities in Education,
Lack of Access, Hospital Closures, Residential Segregation,
& 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
Critical-Access hospitals are at high risk of closing in communities with majority people of color, especially Black people
For Black families, the average annual cost for healthcare premiums is almost 20 percent of the average household income