"Good trouble, necessary trouble."
February is Black History Month, and it is an amazing time to take a step back and find all of the sacrifices that have been made by the Black American community in the fight for equality. There are many public figures that are Black Americans that we all may have heard of, including celebrity artists, actors, and athletes. However, there are countless Black Americans that have also made significant impacts on the health care industries. This was the focus of a recent press release by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra.
"At HHS, we are committed to advancing equity in health and human services, and we are proud to serve in an administration that works to ensure no one is left behind. This commitment is reflected in our work to lower healthcare costs and to improve health care access, maternal health, reproductive health, mental health, overdose prevention, family services, violence prevention, and much more."
"This Black History Month, I am reminded of my friend and colleague in Congress, John Lewis, who urged us to continue to fight for what’s right, or in his words, to “get in good trouble, necessary trouble.” At HHS, we take up his challenge every day and make “good trouble” in order to improve the health and wellbeing of all Americans."
To read the full press release, please click here.