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

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.

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Tami Warren is the writer and creator of Namaste Negro. She lives life with daily doses of humor in Denver, Colorado. Tami earned a B.A. in Sociology, from the University of Colorado. Tami keeps it high, in the Mile High City. Humor is healthy, so cachinnate. Compassion and comedy are not required, but they are extremely helpful. We are all connected on this planet. So, we may as well greet each other and say, Namaste. Hate is heavy, be light.

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