What Are Leaders Doing to Address Racial Health Disparities

Spectrum News

By: Kevin Frey

The coronavirus has only underlined the health disparities between Black and White Americans. African Americans have higher rates of diabetes, hypertension, and other ailments. They also are more likely to lack health insurance. So, what have leaders done to address these inequities – and what more could they be doing?… Adam Searing, a research professor at Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families, says there are several reasons for this disparity. “Black mothers often don’t get the same kind of care in hospital as White mothers do, so they’re getting a lesser standard of care. They’re often treated differently by doctors – and that’s just straight out racism,” he said, highlighting a few of the causes.

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