Advancing Health Equity Through Community Partnerships

There are a number of health disparities in the United States that affect underserved communities at a higher rate than the rest of the population. 

For example, Black Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 are two times as likely as whites to die from heart disease and people between the ages of 35 and 64 are 50% more likely than whites to have high blood pressure, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Many factors contribute to the lack of care for people of color and low-income communities, which include a lack of insurance, healthcare access and education. While these disparities are far from being solved, some companies have found ways to advance health equity in underserved communities through partnerships. 

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