Black women are far more likely to report experiencing discrimination within the healthcare system than white women. And studies point to racism or unconscious bias in medical care as a key explanation for why Black women and infants fare so poorly compared to their White counterparts.
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Operating out of the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics, the Center for Health Reporting (CHR) explores questions about the quality, cost and accessibility of healthcare in California.