Health disparities among African Americans chronically contribute to higher mortality rates from conditions that are much better managed and controlled among other populations. The Community Health Association of Mississippi, in partnership with Dr. Robert Smith, an unsung hero and healthcare champion for minority populations for more than 50 years, launched the REPAAIR (Realizing Equity by Preparing Ambassadors to Address Institutional Racism) Initiative to tackle these issues head-on. Read more about their innovative and inspiring efforts here.

Resource: https://www.clarionledger.com/story/opinion/2021/04/25/opinion-black-health-matters-equal-access-to-health-care-efforts-in-mississippi/7107517002/