Black Health Week aims to address health disparities in KC’s African American communities | FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-…

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Next week, April 9-15, is National Black Health Week, and Kansas City’s Black Health Care Coalition has a week full of events planned to connect with people of all ages in the black community and talk about health.

BHCC leaders said conditions such as asthma, high blood pressure and infant mortality affect the black communities at rates much higher than other demographics.

In fact, statisticians at the Kansas City, Missouri, Health Department found a 13-year gap between the lowest and highest life expectancy zip codes in Kansas City. In many zip codes it found that life expectancy is decreasing.

“Right here in this area, there’s a 12-14 year…

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