Hollywood, Health & Society has joined an ambitious project of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to help build awareness of how culture and health are connected. It's all part of a larger national initiative to transform health in America.
Culture of Health
Black, brown and indigenous people suffer more from environmental injustice in the U.S. They are more likely to live in nature-deprived areas, suffer higher incidences of long-term illness from living near industrial hazards, and ethnic minority students bear the brunt of exposure to toxic pollutants at their schools.
A history of racial bias and discrimination in the U.S. health care system, and unequal treatment and neglect in modern-day medicine, have created a major distrust in the medical field among Black people.
Creating a Culture of Health would ensure that all people have an equal opportunity to live the healthiest lives possible, regardless of ethnic, geographic, racial, socioeconomic, or physical circumstances.