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 info@askforyourlife.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.



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

The number to call is:



The ASK for Your Life Campaign is to promote racial equality and reduce bias in healthcare.

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