Black Mental Health Village provides much-needed support for the Black community, with a focus on bridging the gap between access to mental health resources and communities of color through a health justice lens.
DIFFERENCES IN HEALTH STATUS AMONG DISTINCT SEGMENTS OF THE POPULATION INCLUDING DIFFERENCES THAT OCCUR BY GENDER, RACE OR ETHNICITY, EDUCATION OR INCOME, DISABILITY, OR LIVING IN VARIOUS GEOGRAPHIC LOCALITIES
DISPARITIES IN HEALTH THAT ARE A RESULT OF SYSTEMIC, AVOIDABLE, AND UNJUST SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC POLICIES AND PRACTICES THAT CREATE BARRIERS TO OPPORTUNITY
What We Do
Educating our people on the policies that impact our health and well-being.
Bridging the silos of stakeholders in community-based organizations, government, and private businesses while elevating the voices and empowering communities that are directly impacted.
Elevate and Empower
Cultivating the consciousness of Black, Indigenous, and other people of color to play a role in health policy work! We're not the voice of the community, we're just the mic.
A specious classification of human beings created by White Europeans that assigns human worth and social status using “White” as the model of humanity and the height of human achievement for the purpose of establishing and maintaining privilege and power.
Having legitimate access to systems sanctioned by the authority of the state.
Race prejudice plus power.
The roots of racism in health and health care reach back as far as racism itself, to the founding of our medical and political systems. The cumulative effects of this history impact individuals, communities, and institutions today. Racism in medicine is a program designed to contextualize the racial health disparities that exist in the United States. We refute the white supremacist views that health disparities are passive outcomes that result from biological differences between different 'racial' groups. Instead, we acknowledge structural racism and racism in medicine as the violent forces producing health disparities in the United States.