Statement on Racial Injustice from Quality Interactions
Our country is in a pivotal moment. Against the backdrop of a pandemic that has disproportionately impacted communities of color at staggering rates, tens of thousands of Americans in all fifty states are protesting to demand an end to racial injustice and police brutality. We can no longer turn away from the reality of racism and racial inequality in America.
Structural racism is bigger than any one of us, and yet each one of us has a part to play in its dismantling. In the field of healthcare, there is much work to be done. Consider just two statistics:
- Nationally, African-American deaths from COVID-19 are nearly two times higher than expected based on their share of the population. In four states, the rate is three or more times higher.
- In America, black women are at least three times more likely to die due to risks associated with childbirth than non-Hispanic white women. College-educated black women are more at risk than women of all other races who did not finish high school.
The healthcare experienced by Black people in America is not equal to that experienced by Non-Hispanic White people. We can no longer tolerate this injustice that leads to the unnecessary loss of Black lives.
Quality Interactions is committed to breaking the cycle of healthcare inequity. Our company was born of a mission to educate and empower healthcare professionals to improve their practice in ways shown to decrease racial and ethnic disparities in care.
We stand ready to link arms in unity with others working toward a more just and equitable society.