"The thing about The thing about health disparities is what happens in medicine is colored by what happens in the larger society. So if you live in a racist society, then when you going to a health care system, you're going to go into a racist healthcare system. There is no bubble that separates healthcare from the rest of society. Also, being healthy has only a very little bit to do with the healthcare system in the healthcare that is actually delivered in the healthcare system. Being healthy has to do with what happens to you in society, how you interface with society and how you take care of yourself with in that society." In an episode of Small Town Girl Z, Dr. John Vassal, Black male physician and CEO of Foundation of Health Care Quality, speaks about health disparities and structural racism.
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