This is a powerful continuation of our recent post on healthcare benefits in the US. (Is it Time for a Change: Healthcare Benefits in the USA)
“Systemic racism is a problem in society and the workplace across many industries—including healthcare.
Put simply, the facts are troubling: Black people in the United States are more likely to have serious illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, hypertension and diabetes.
The U.S. also has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the developed world, with women of color especially at risk. Black women are three to four times more likely to die from pregnancy- or childbirth-related complications compared to white women.
Yes, something needs to be done now.