This infographic seems to be on the persistent disparities in well being and well being look after Black folks, which mirror structural and systematic inequities rooted in racism and discrimination. Though disparities in well being protection for Black folks narrowed after passage of the Reasonably priced Care Act, they proceed to face larger charges of sickness and loss of life in comparison with White folks. Black individuals are additionally extra more likely to expertise boundaries to receiving care and face discrimination whereas searching for look after themselves or a member of the family. Inequities exterior the well being care system – when it comes to measures like poverty, meals insecurity, and household wealth – additionally negatively have an effect on the well being of Black households.
The COVID-19 pandemic has delivered to the forefront and exacerbated underlying well being and well being care disparities for Black folks. Addressing these disparities is essential to enhancing the well being and well-being of Black folks. (Click on on a slide under to broaden for a bigger view).