YOUR HEALTH & YOUR LIFE
African American women are dying three to four times more often than white women during and
after pregnancy. Infant mortality is twice as high. The breast cancer death rate is higher
for black women even though they get about the same number of mammograms as
white women. In all areas of medical care outcomes are worse for African Americans.
Rich or poor, educated or not, insured and uninsured — inequality in healthcare for people
of color affects all walks of life.
Healthcare professionals are not immune to the effects of subconscious bias on their thinking and behavior even though they are not consciously racist. For decades medical research has shown how the health of African-Americans
continues to be adversely affected by racial discrimination.
ASK for Your Life
Ask questions until you understand the answers
Speak up if something’s not right
Know your body, your conditions, your medications and test results
The ASK for Your Life Campaign is an educational program of the Healthcare Equality Project of the Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education and Advocacy (CPSEA)
Contact us at email@example.com
Or by mail: Pulse CPSEA, PO Box 353, Wantagh, NY 11793
To schedule a workshop or to learn more call (516)579-4711
This project was made possible by a grant from the Long Island Unitarian Universalist Foundation and by donations from people like you.
PULSE Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy
To learn more about the ASK for Your Life Campaign and how to become involved, call in to discussions on the following dates and times. All times are Eastern / New York.
Monday May 15, 2017 - 7 PM
Tuesday May 30, 2017 -12 noon
Wednesday June 14, 2017 - 9 AM
Wednesday July 12, 2017 - 7PM
Thursday August 17, 2017 - 12 noon
Wednesday Sept 20, 2017 - 7 PM
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