Reimagining

Health Equity

The Issues

African Americans remain the least healthy ethnic group in the USA, a somber legacy of years of racial and social injustice and a formidable challenge to equitable health care for all.

Source:
National Center for Biotechnology Information

Issue: Infant Mortality

Blacks have 2.3x the infant mortality rate of non-Hispanic Whites.

Source:
CDC, Infant Mortality Statistics (2019)

Issue: COVID-19

34% of COVID-19 deaths were among the non-Hispanic Blacks though this group accounts for only 12% of total U.S. population.

Source:
CDC, COVID-19 Racial & Health Disparities (2020)

Issue: High Blood Pressure

Blacks aged 35-64 years are 50% more likely to have high blood pressure than Whites.

Blacks aged 18-49 years are 2x more likely to die from heart disease than Whites.

Source:
HHS, Office of Minority Health (2021)

A MESSAGE FROM JOHN DANIELS

OUR CAUSE

The Black Directors Health Equity Agenda is made up of trusted conveners, educators, and translators of data that represents and impacts our black communities. We exist to ensure that black families thrive, by eradicating the health disparities and inequities that threaten their individual and collective prosperity.

OUR APPROACH

Healthcare Disparities
and Outcomes

We are committed to focusing time, energy, and money on eliminating disparities in health outcomes within Black communities…

People and
Resources

We will work diligently to engage a variety of Healthcare Boards and their stakeholders to drive health equity…
 

Policies and
Regulations

We will be unwavering in our efforts to educate and advocate for a more equitable healthcare system and root out adverse policies…

OUR FOCUS

We are change agents, fostering and facilitating Board education for up-and-coming leaders; encouraging revised business models, spurring innovative thinking and action, and fighting for policy reforms that advance Health Equity for Black Americans.

Talent

Shaping the next generation of leaders and positioning them to be important voices where key decisions impacting health disparity/equity are made.

Funding

Financial streams to help ensure sustainability of successful approaches that support health equity by diminishing the impacts of social determinants of health.

Government

Advocating for policies/policy reform that expand access to quality care and reimagines current structures so that more people can benefit.

Partnerships & Allies

Collaborative approach to identifying solutions that lead to improved health outcomes for Black people.

OUR PARTNERS

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CONTACT US

Black Directors Health Equity Agenda, Inc.
c/o Lana Hertel, Executive Assistant to the Board of Directors
Administration Advocate Aurora Health Care, Inc.

750 West Virginia, PO Box 341880
Milwaukee, WI 53234-1880
info@bdhea.org

Reimagining

Health Equity