The risk of death and complications from all diseases and health concerns are increased in minority communities due to healthy system disparities, so the efforts of Rich Reaches Out are dedicated to standing in the gap, supporting the most vulnerable and creating a world that protects and serves all people effectively and efficiently.
Rich Reaches Out prioritizes the health of minority people because through generations of oppression minorities have been conditioned to prioritize survival over their health, so we are focused on healing the mind, body, and soul, while deconstructing systems that do not support the well-being of all people and building systems that do.
“Minorities have always received less and been impacted more. Since slavery ended minorities have been intentionally corralled into “ghettos” and built into food deserts with underservered and underfunded health systems.
While being unjustly killed and undergoing the many gruesome and still ongoing life wrenching battles with racism and anti-Blackness in it’s many corrupt forms, minorities experience environmental injustice, economic injustice, housing insecurity and COVID-19 exacerbated every inequity we face.
The health plan implemented by the Trump administration in response to COVID-19 did not provide access to testing, PPE, or sustainable quarantine environments for all citizens and this left America’s most vulnerable to die. While most privileged people recovered, many minority and low income people died; this is a hard truth we must live with in order to build an equitable future that effectively supports all people.” – ( “Now or never,” Rich Mag )