May is Asthma Awareness Month and we want to acknowledge the disparate impact this condition has on our community. Environmental racism along with healthcare access and quality disparities are two major factors contributing to this problem. Studies show that racial minorities of lower-income backgrounds are the most likely people to have asthma. This is a direct result of policy choices that have deliberately targeted our communities with pollution and limited our access to healthcare. As we strive to build healthier communities, we must remember none of us lead single-issue lives. The progress we make on one issue will impact and likely benefit the work being done in another. Whether your passion is in combatting environmental racism or improving healthcare, know that your work matters & that the tide raises all boats!
If you want to learn more about asthma treatments, triggers, or health disparities go to aafa.org today!
Source: www.aafa.org/asthma-disparities-burden-on-minorities.aspx (@aafanational)