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Need Help Finding a Black Doctor in Metro Atlanta? Read This.

There is no shortage of reasons why Black people in America have a distrust for the medical field. The racial disparities are glaring. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Black and Hispanic patients receive worse care on 40% of the department’s measures, including pain treatment. Because of those disparities, it might […]

Posted inHealth, Reproductive Health

What Overturning Roe v. Wade Would Mean for Black Georgians

The road to an abortion ban would be cleared for the GOP-controlled Georgia assembly if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, state lawmakers say — creating hurdles that would severely affect Black Georgians who are already among the most isolated from quality maternal health care. A leaked draft opinion from the Supreme Court […]

Posted inHealth, Health Equity

‘This Doesn’t Make Sense’: Black Residents Southwest of the City Left Without an ER

When Stacey Hopkins moved from Atlanta to East Point in March 2021, the 59-year-old didn’t think she would be without a neighborhood hospital.  Earlier this month, Wellstar announced that Atlanta Medical Center South would transition into a 24-hour urgent care facility starting May 6. The reason, Wellstar said, is there wasn’t enough business. The closure […]

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What Abortion Access Looks Like for Black Women in Atlanta

Last December, in a pivotal moment in the nation’s ongoing fight for reproductive rights, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The case centers on Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban and could overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court case that legalized abortion. The case is pending until […]

Posted inHealth, State Politics

Georgia’s General Assembly Is Talking Health. Here’s What’s at Stake for Black Residents.

The Georgia General Assembly is taking up a number of bills that would have a significant impact on residents’ mental, physical and reproductive health. One seeks to reform the state’s mental health care system by making it more affordable.  Republican lawmakers are also trying to curb access to abortion pills in direct response to the […]