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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. 

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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

The Risk of Inaction

NOW is the time to act. The more we wait and deliberate, the more Black patients are put at risk. Together we can ensure a healthy future for our Black communities and begin to reverse the staggering health disparities revealed in statistics* like the ones below, which show that Black patients are:

less likely than white patients to receive an accurate diagnosis of hypertension
less likely to receive an accurate diagnosis of diabetes
less likely to receive an accurate diagnosis of kidney disease.

*Cooper LA, Marsteller JA, Noronha GJ, et al. “A Multilevel Quality Improvement Intervention to Improve Racial Concordance and Quality of Care for Black Patients.” Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2019; 34(10): 1968-1974.

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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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