Sept Prayer Vigil
Disparities In Healthcare
What's Needed Most
Although evidence of racial & ethnic health care disparities is substantial, developing interventions to eliminate these disparities remains limited. Pursuing a strategic & cohesive response to address this problem is essential.
Require bias training in all medical schools & also yearly re-certifications in bias training for all current medical professionals to help practitioners identify, understand, & unlearn implicit bias in patient care.
Increase Providers In Underserved Communities: Despite efforts to increase the number of health professionals in medically underserved areas, members of racial/ethnic minority groups are still underrepresented in the health care workforce & are more likely than Whites to live in neighborhoods that lack adequate health resources.
Expand Health Coverage: Health insurance matters in determining whether & when people get necessary medical care, where they receive care, & how healthy people are. Racial/ethnic minority populations are disproportionately represented among those without any health coverage.