By: Joy D. Calloway
If you have people making decisions for the community that don’t know the community, don’t understand the community, are not of the community, then they’re making decisions without context and without understanding all of the implications down the line.
Joy D. Calloway, MBA, MSHA, Interim Executive Director for the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE)
The gaps in healthcare services are cruel in the United States, and they’re particularly cruel to women of color. African American women have significantly higher mortality rates during and after pregnancy. They also receive less treatment for pain management or cardiovascular issues. A 2017 study found women of color in the US die from cervical cancer, a preventable disease, at twice the rate of white women.