Health Equity is achieved when every person has the opportunity to attain his/her/their full health potential.
Certain communities continue to be at increased risk of developing or dying from particular diseases. We have the power to change this.
We work with racial, ethnic, multicultural and underserviced communities that are disproportionately affected by particular health issues.
Black/African American men are 2 times as likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer and twice as likely to die from it.
Asian Americans are 7 – 10 times more likely to be diagnosed with head and neck cancer compared to the non-Hispanic white population.
Hispanics are 2.5 times more likely than the non-Hispanic white population to have liver cancer, of which 60% is advanced liver cancer and cannot be cured.
Our outreach initiatives are focused on African American/Black, Hispanic, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese communities.
Unconscious bias, cultural norms and social barriers often limit access to health information and services that may affect critical health decisions and outcomes.
We strive to reduce these barriers by facilitating authentic, culturally-resonant health education opportunities for our community members and the healthcare professionals who serve them.
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