Walk into Massachusetts General Hospital, the Brighams and Women's Hospital, Children's Hospital, Boston Medical Center or Tufts and what do you see? You'll see a diverse administrative staff and health industry professionals. If you are in a major hospital and see a Black doctor walking across the lobby, you should take a picture because Black doctors at the big ones are rare, because a majority of physicians of color work in neighborhood health clinics and they probably go there by choice, not because of forces they can't control.
You don't need a black doctor in Boston to get quality health care in Boston becausew staff professionals get the job done well.
There are far more technical founders of color starting web based internet companies than there are Black doctors entering medicine. Software is eating the world and mHealth mobile apps are a hot commodity.
"Black residents in Boston face health inequities in almost all health conditions" were key findings of the State of Black Boston 2011 which was authored by the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts. Poltical arguements about the life expectancy of a Black Bostonian are alarming. We often hear that a Black living in a Black Boston neighborhood has a much shorter life expectancy than a white person living in the Back Bay. I don't know about you but something seemd odd about that statistic to us.
Neighborhood Clinics in Black Boston
"Black residents in Boston face health inequities in almost all health conditions" were key findings of the State of Black Boston 2011 which was authored by the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts.
Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center is certified as a "Provider of the underserved" by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is located in a federally designated "Empowerment Zone," aka, Black Boston and Blue Hill Avenue across from the Franklin Park Zoo and the William J. Devine Golf Course and Club House. Mattapan Community Health Center (MCHC) has a brand new building and a financially secure lease contract with a CVS Pharmacy. MCHC serves primarily Black/African Americans, and Caribbean Immigrants, managing more than 7,000 individuals annually through 26,000 visits.
Whittier Street Health Center (WSHC) moved to its new location on Tremont street in Roxbury. WSHC attained the highest rate of black male primary care returns in the area. Every Wednesday Evening: 5:30 - 6:30 PM, WSHC has a Men’s Health Education & Intervention meeing in the Meeting Room. Contact Dalton Skerritt at (617) 989-3028 for more information.