The Problem

Heart Disease

47% of African-Americans have cardiovascular disease, and are 2-3x as likely as their white counterparts to die from a heart condition.1

52% of Latino men and 43% of women have cardiovascular disease.2

1. American College of Cardiology, The Role of Sex, Gender, Race and Ethnicity in Cardiovascular Medicine. Oct 19, 2018
2. AHA, 2021 Hispanic/Latino Race & Cardiovascular Diseases


American Indian/Alaska Native, African-American, and Latino populations have the highest rate of Type 2 diabetes in the US, and 42% of men and 39% of African-Americans have pre-diabetes.3-4

3. CDC, 2018–2019 National Health Interview Survey, except the American Indian and Alaska Native data, which are from the Indian Health Service National Data Warehouse (2019 data only).
4. CDC, Prevalence of Diagnosed Diabetes, United States, 2017–2020 and 2019.

Mental Health

Only 1 in 3 African-American/Latino adults who need mental health care receive it, compared with US average of almost 50%.5

5. National Alliance on Mental Health