Problem Statement

Black Americans have the highest rate of suffering from chronic illnesses like diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, etc. in the United States.

The number of black uninsured patients in the United States is two times higher than white uninsured patients.

Black doctors only make up less than 5% of the medical profession. Barriers that preclude blacks from becoming doctors include, but are not limited to:

  • Economic barriers
  • Lack of role models in the medical profession
  • Limited Access to educational opportunities
  • Implicit/Explicit bias in decision making

Solution Statement

The Black Health Network seeks to remedy the medical and social ills plaguing the black community by increasing access of quality and affordable health care to their community. This includes free health kits, access to telehealth services and scholarships to alleviate the financial burdens of Black students entering the medical school.

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