Core Issue: Health


African-Americans have higher rates of chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, obesity, HIV/AIDS and cancer. African-Americans also are more likely to suffer from depression and substance abuse, and have less access to quality care due to financial barriers and lack of insurance.

BWOPA will raise awareness about health disparities in our community, and actively advocate for policies that increase access to and utilization of high quality health and mental health care.  BWOPA will also advocate for just and fair environmental policies that reduce exposure of African Americans to environmental toxins in the built environment, land, water, and air.

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