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Fighting racial disparities

First Aired: April 13, 2014

Dr. Elaine Hart-Brothers

Dr. Elaine Hart-Brothers

April is National Minority Health and Health Disparities Month, and April 15-21 marks National Minority Cancer Awareness Week. Read more: Power of Prevention, by Dr. Elaine Hart-Brothers.

The statistics are startling – The cancer survival rate for African Americans continues to be much lower than that for whites. With all the advances in preventive screenings and treatment, how can that be? That Cancer Show™ speaks with Dr. Elaine Hart-Brothers, co-founder and board president of Community Health Coalition in Durham. She will help us untangle the factors that may contribute to poorer outcomes for racial minorities and opportunities to advance health equity.

Dr. Hart-Brothers is a primary care physician, and co-founder and board president of Community Health Coalition in Durham. She earned her medical degree from Tufts University and a master’s in public health from Harvard.

In May 2014, the Coalition celebrates 25 years of serving the community in the struggle to reduce health disparities, to promote good health and to advance health equity.

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