This is a health equity project organized by Diverse Health Hub.
“We — as physicians and society more generally — must realize that the struggles of one marginalized community are struggles of all of us.” – Dr Altaf Saaid
According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, research shows that the impact of race on health comes largely from differences in access to resources and opportunities that can hurt or enhance health. Additionally, researchers have found that racial and ethnic discrimination can negatively affect health across lifetimes and generations.
It’s one thing to read about and research healthcare disparities but it is something entirely different to live with these inequities.
There is a role for each of us to play in making sure healthcare is accessible to everyone regardless of where they live or the color of their skin. Ensuring that healthcare systems, comprised of doctors, nurses, hospitals, researchers, scientists and countless others, are representative of and accessible to everyone is essential to addressing and overcoming health disparities and advancing healthcare for everyone. Diversity in clinical trials is critical to ensuring that new treatments are safer and more effective for everyone.
That’s why Patient Empowerment Network has partnered with Diverse Health Hub to provide a variety of perspectives on health inequality and, importantly, what each of us can do to educate and empower ourselves to #EndRacism.
“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Stand in solidarity, and advocate for equality in your community today.
Racism is responsible for worse health outcomes. It is our collective responsibility to acknowledge and address these disparities to improve the lives of many under-served people across the world.
“In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist. We must be anti-racist.” – Angela Davis
Please fill out the form below to receive the Anti-Racism and Health Disparities Awareness Guide.
Your voice matters. Let us work together to be heard loud and clear.
This survey will provide us with more context and insights in regards to this project. We appreciate your participation. All survey answers will remain anonymous.