About Our Program
“Of all forms of inequality, injustice in healthcare is the most shocking and inhumane”. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said that in 1966. It’s still true and the injustice persists. Unequal treatment of African-Americans continues. The cost of inequality in health and healthcare is measured in nearly 100,000 African-American lives lost per year. The response by the medical establishment has been slow and poorly funded. There is still very little awareness about unconscious bias among physicians and other medical professionals. Unfortunately, they are more likely to think and react according to stereotypes when under time pressure and other stressors. What can the patient and family do?
The ASK for Your Life Campaign
Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy (CPSEA) started the Healthcare Equality Project (HCE) to help improve healthcare experiences for vulnerable populations. The HCE Project develops solutions which patient and families can use. The ASK for Your Life Campaign was developed to empower African American patients and their families to obtain safe, quality care. It is a multimedia educational and interactive program with techniques and communication skills recommended by experts in patient safety and healthcare disparities.
Join The ASK for Your Life Campaign!
Partner with us in empowering members of your community for better health outcomes in this potentially life-saving effort. Schedule a workshop, video presentation, or speaker. Contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Leslie Farrington, MD
Chairperson, Pulse CPSEA and Co-leader HCE Project’s ASK for Your Life Campaign
Beverly James, RN
Board Member, Pulse CPSEA and Campaign Co-leader
President Pulse CPSEA