Powering the future of

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)

BDHEA IN THE NEWS

2024 BDHEA Summit Brief Recap
2024 BDHEA Summit Brief Recap

https://youtu.be/4KkS0gOvAp0 The Black Directors Health Equity Agenda’s  2024 National Summit “Health Equity Now: Charting our Course”  in Washington,…

The BDHEA Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Caretha Coleman as the new Board Chair and Michael Robinson as the Vice Chair, both effective March 3, 2024
The BDHEA Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Caretha Coleman as the new Board Chair and Michael Robinson as the Vice Chair, both effective March 3, 2024

Caretha Coleman, one of BDHEA’s Co-Founders and Executive Sponsors, brings a wealth of experience to the role of…

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.

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