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Uzima collects the latest research, statistics, and scholarly papers that contribute to the literature on racial health inequity, disparities in health outcomes, and the impact of systemic racism on the health and wellness of Black communities. Then we go beyond the numbers, interpreting the data from a culturally appropriate and medically informed vantage point.

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“To be male, poor, and either African-American or Native-American is to confront, on a daily basis, a deeply held racism that exists in every social institution,” writes Camille Busette, of

Growing awareness of structural racism within (and outside of) public health discourse has led to calls for public health researchers, governmental public health practitioners, medical care providers, and policy makers

In the United States, we know that long-standing systemic health and social inequities increase the likelihood of poor outcomes or death for members of racial and ethnic minority groups. For example, Black

Data in Action

The Gallup Center on Black Voices reports that most Black adults say it is hard to find a doctor of their own race. Research also shows that Black patients are more satisfied with their care and, in some cases, receive demonstrably better care when treated by a Black doctor than a doctor of another race. Among those who say it is hard to find a Black doctor, nearly half say that in the past three years, a doctor has assumed something about them without asking; only one in four who say it is easy to find a Black doctor report these negative interactions.

Going Beyond the Data

While these statistics say a lot, we hear another story, too. Black Americans, whether they find it easy to find a Black doctor or not, still overwhelmingly report difficulty getting the education and services they need to effectively manage their health. We help institutions to see the whole story revealed by the data so they can embed healthcare equity in all aspects of care, treatment, and service delivery.

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The enormous issue of racial health equity can only be addressed through partnership and collaboration. By connecting you with Black communities, Uzima can be your key strategic partner in the mission to create equitable and fair health outcomes for all. Contact us to start the conversation.

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