Health Disparities Project

Of all forms of injustice, inequality in healthcare is the most shocking and inhumane.

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

UAAMAC seeks to engage leaders and others in the health care community to address the disparities that exist within the southeast San Diego community:

  • Food Desert – the lack of grocery stores that provide fresh vegetables and fruits and other food products that promote healthy diets;
  • Healthy Life-Style – promoting exercise and testing of blood pressure and blood sugar and monitoring progress;
  • Collaboration – create a working group of Faith-Based Organizations (FBO) to maintain awareness of the various illnesses affecting our citizens and recommend appropriate resources;
  • Medical Advocacy – address eight devastating health issues in our community: HIV/AIDS, prostate cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, STDs, illiteracy, violence, and homelessness.