How To Improve Healthcare For Blacks In South Florida

How To Improve Healthcare For Blacks In South Florida

panel of the area’s top medical professionals gathered Tuesday to discuss the state of black healthcare in South Florida. The discussion, hosted by Legacy Magazine, addressed medical issues affecting African-Americans, who make up nearly a quarter of the South Florida population.

According to statistics, the black community at large fare worse than their white counterparts in contracting a number of dangerous conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, and HIV/AIDS. However, according to Dr. Michael Butler of Jackson Health System, the most notorious health issue in the black community is ignorance.

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