Advancing Health Equity for the Black Community

Health equity means that everyone has the chance to be their healthiest. But numerous Black people in America still face obstacles when it comes to minding for their health and well– beingsorely, these obstacles, or healthcare differencehave led to lower life contemplations and advanced rates of poor health and complaint in the Black community.1 As we work to advance health equity, we ’re participating coffers that can help you and your family stay healthy.

Stay up to date on preventative visits and wireworks. This helps reduce the threat of serious long– term health issuesUse the Find Care and Cost tool atanthem.com to search for primary care croakers in your plan’s network.
Understand and use your health benefitsVisitanthem.com to review your health plan so you can take full advantage of the support your benefits offer.
Find casingtransportationemployment, and nutritional food. These can each affect a person’s overall health and well– beingGo toanthem.findhelp.com to search our database and find groups in your community that can help.

The affects of health inequity in the Black community

 

Mental health

Black Americans are more likely than white Americans to report ongoing passions of sadness and forlornness, but only a third admit the care they neednumerous people have trouble penetrating care and defying the smirch around internal health in their communities.2

Go toanthem.com/mental-health for coffers that can help you connect to watch and learn further about internal health.

Diabetes

Black Americans are 60 more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes thannon-Hispanic white Americans.3 Since healthy eating and regular physical exertion reduce the threat of type 2 diabetes, access to nutritional food is essential.

Go toanthem.findhelp.com to find associations furnishing nutritional food in your area.
Visitdiabetes.org to learn further about precluding type 2 diabetes.

Heart complaint

In 2018, Black people were 30 more likely to die from heart complaint than white people. On top of that, Black grown-ups were more likely to have high blood pressure, but less likely to have it under control.4 A healthy life that includes regular physical exertion and visits to the croaker can help you manage your heart health.

Use the Find Care and Cost tool atanthem.com to find a primary care croaker in your plan’s network, if you do n’t have one formerly.
Learn further about heart health from the American Heart Association atheart.org.
Cancer

Black people have the loftiest death rate and shortest survival of any ethnical or ethnical group in theU.S. for utmost cancers.5 preventative wireworks help with the early discovery of several types of cancer and can help increase survival rates.6

Visitcancer.org to learn further about cancer threatforestallment, and wireworks.
Go toanthem.com/preventive-care/ to see which preventative wireworks are recommended for you.
Visittakeactionforhealth.org to learn further about why Black people are at advanced threat for certain health issues and how you can help them.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Impact of Racism on our Nation’s Healthpenetrated December 2022)cdc.gov.
National Alliance on Mental Illness Identity and Cultural confinespenetrated December 2022)nami.org.
Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health Diabetes and African Americans( penetrated December 2022)minorityhealth.hhs.gov.
Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health Heart Disease and African Americans( penetrated December 2022)minorityhealth.hhs.gov.
American Cancer Society Cancer difference in the Black Community( penetrated December 2022)cancer.org.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention How to help Cancer or Find It Beforehandpenetrated December 2022)cdc.gov.

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