In her latest Leading Voices blog, PSC president Judy Lubin, MPH, discusses the opportunity to reduce health disparities through comprehensive health reform.
She notes “Since as far back as 1899, W.E.B. Du Bois documented racial health disparities and their link to poverty and discrimination. Today, we have made few advances in addressing what Martin Luther King, Jr, called the “most shocking and inhumane” of all forms of inequality.”
“Access to a primary care doctor and screenings to prevent or catch health conditions before they worsen is a critical part of reducing these disparities,” she adds.
PSC has worked extensively in the area of health disparities, working with national health and policy organizations to improve the health of women and people of color.