National Urban League Recognizes National Minority Health Awareness Month

April 05 2017

WASHINGTON, DC (April 5, 2017) - Today, National Urban League Washington Bureau Executive Director and Vice President for Policy, Don Cravins, Jr. released the following statement in recognition of National Minority Health Awareness Month:

“For far too long, health disparities have persisted in the African American community, often placing an enormous emotional and financial burden on African American families across the country.  

“While the Affordable Care Act, which insured more than 20 million Americans, has certainly helped to reduce disparities and improve health outcomes, much work remains to ensure African Americans in big cities and rural towns alike are receiving adequate healthcare at an affordable cost. 

“Raising awareness of the health disparities that disproportionately affect African Americans and minorities is of the utmost importance to the National Urban League. This is why we have policy professionals who work tirelessly in our nation’s capital to advocate for programs that directly address issues within our health care system, along with providers through our Urban League movement who implement and deliver important care that will improve and save lives.

“During the month of April we are reminded of how essential it is to close the health-gap and the ongoing need to safeguard Obamacare against all efforts to repeal it. We will continue to be an outspoken advocate on these issues until all communities have equal access to affordable and quality health care.” 



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