Black Health Matters

At Patient Orator, we believe that all voices are important, that all people are deserving of good health and wellbeing regardless of race, sex, or socioeconomic background. We are committed to ensuring that black and brown communities and people that are chronically ill from all socioeconomic status are treated with dignity and respect in their healthcare encounters. While we do our part we ask that the healthcare system do its part to help dismantle systemic racism that leads to black patients receiving the poorer quality of care, or lower access to care because Black Lives Matter.

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Health Disparity Data Sources and Readings:

  • Groenewald, C. B., Rabbitts, J. A., Hansen, E. E., & Palermo, T. M. (2018). Racial differences in opioid prescribing for children in the United States. Pain, 159(10), 2050–2057.

  • Salimah H. Meghani, Ph.D., MBE, Eeeseung Byun, Ph.D. (c), Rollin M. Gallagher, MD, MPH, Time to Take Stock: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review of Analgesic Treatment Disparities for Pain in the United States, Pain Medicine, Volume 13, Issue 2, February 2012, Pages 150–174,

  • For more information on Anarcha, Lucy, and Betsey: The Mothers of Modern Gynecology visit

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