The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, NPR, and the Harvard School of Public Health recently conducted a national survey examining African-Americans’ views on their personal and family lives, community, experiences of discrimination, and financial situations.
The findings show African Americans are generally satisfied with their lives and communities. However, large numbers report concerns about economic stability and their resources to pay for a major illness. Many also report continued experiences of discrimination.
The Commission to Build a Healthier America examines causes of racial and ethnic health disparities, and interventions showing a promising impact.Read more
Hypertension causes 15 deaths per 100,000 people for Whites, but 40 per 100,000 for Black men and 50 per 100,000 for Black women.Read more