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