Download the Ethnic Health Assessment for African Americans in California and learn about the issues facing the African American community in California. Study the statistics, review the recommendations, and use this information to become a better informed advocate.
Health Reform in Plain Language – a tool to better understand what health reform means for you and for your family.
CDC’s Health Disparities Affecting African Americans
The CDC released a very informative PDF reflecting some of the top disparities affecting the African American Community in the U.S.
Infant Mortality Rates In California are Alarming
According to KidsData.org, African Americans lead California on infant mortality. From 2005 to 2007 on average 12 out of every 1000 children under 1 years of age suffered from a number of complications ranging from congenital defects and disorders related to pre-term birth and low birth weight. African American and Multiracial infants have the highest rates of mortality.
Click Here to view the Data
Dealing with Diabetes
Former KCRA 3 reporter, Pamela Wu interviews Executive Director of California Black Health Network, Darcel Lee about diabetes and the impact it has on African Americans.
Listen to the interview – http://www.capradio.org/documentaries/DealingWithDiabetesPart1.html.
Read the full interview – http://www.capradio.org/documentaries/pdfs/BrendaLeeInterview.pdf.
Also of interest…
Diabetes and African Americans as seen at HHS.gov
African Americans are twice as likely to be diagnosed with diabetes as non-Hispanic whites. In addition, they are more likely to suffer complications from diabetes, such as end-stage renal disease and lower extremity amputations. For more information about African Americans and diabetes visit http://www.aachac.org/healthfactsheets/diabetes.html.