Health equity is reached when everyone can achieve their full health potential, and no one is “disadvantaged” from achieving this potential because of socioeconomic class or other socially determined circumstances. Health inequities can be seen in differences in life span, quality of life, disease rates, disability, death, illness severity, and access to treatment.
The Brain Health Center for African Americans is a collaborative hub centered on the following:
• Educating and motivating health care providers who serve African Americans and other minorities
• Making available to the Black population culturally tailored brain health messages and resources
• Providing community partners and policymakers with public health information on disparities in brain health