Over the last year, we've been reminded that systemic racism has had a devastating impact on our society. For centuries, health inequities have contributed to Black Americans and people of color suffering worse health outcomes than their white neighbors. This six-episode series, hosted by Michael Sneed, Executive Vice President, Johnson & Johnson, features conversations with Black doctors and nurses on the front lines of health equity with the hope that by Starting the Conversation and listening, we create empathy. Through empathy, we gain understanding. And, through understanding, we inspire change.
Chicago: History and Hope
Chicago’s historically Black South and West Sides are something of a ground zero in the fight for racial justice. Michael Sneed, Executive Vice President, Johnson & Johnson, begins the series in his hometown, where his grandparents operated a nursing home and rehabilitation center for the community. Just because health disparities have always existed is no reason to allow them to stand. Sneed speaks with two health professionals working to change that narrative and reality.
If these conversations speak to you, please consider joining the effort by learning more about the National Medical Fellowships
and National Black Nurses Association
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