When equality is not good enough
As a country, we’ve made strides in addressing health inequities, but there’s more to be done. People of color continue to bear a disproportionate burden of disease, death and disability, and mental health is no exception. They have higher rates of poverty than Whites, and poor mental health is prevalent among individuals with lower incomes. It’s alarming that the suicide rate for Black children younger than 13 is twice that of White children of the same age. Individual lives don’t meet their potential, and society is compromised.
To help raise awareness about health inequity, Beacon Health Options produced a short video that highlights the issues and suggests the solutions. In two brief minutes, gain important insight on an essential issue. Beacon invites you to share your thoughts in the comment section at the bottom of this page.