Date of Award

Summer 2022

Document Type

Consultancy Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)

Committee Chair

Jeffrey Hamilton


Adequate healthcare is essential to the lives of all Americans; however, disparities exist in the quality of care and services available to marginalized groups in this country. For many years, there have been conversations and research conducted around the health and quality of healthcare provided to Black Americans; more specifically, the quality of care Black women receive. At the forefront of healthcare factors impacting Black women are breast cancer, maternal mortality, and the implicit bias of healthcare providers. This project uses survey data collected from Black women in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community to identify the most pressing health issues of Black women and the healthcare challenges they face. It explores plausible suggestions that may help alleviate some of those issues. In addition, this paper outlines how that data will be used to develop a nonprofit organization centered around education and support services for Black women in the local community.

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