Your race may negatively impact how your healthcare needs are viewed and what treatment you receive.

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The American Public Health Association (APHA) has a mission to “Improve the health of the public and achieve equity in health status.”

Read more about The Impact of Racism on the Health and Well-Being of the Nation here.

Your race will affect the healthcare you receive, not as a result of DNA, rather a result of your access to healthcare and your socioeconomic level.

Racial disparities have clear implications with regard to healthcare. Everyone’s well-being is of value. Elected officials should not be entitled to healthcare access denied to the public. The primary pre-existing condition we all share is the human condition.