Roots Health Center: Focused on Reducing Health Disparities in Oakland CA

Originally Posted on August 5, 2013 by aquil naji

Oakland California community clinic

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists 10 top leading causes of death for African Americans, which is  highly recommended for all African Americans view, at least once, every six months. 8 out of the 10 causes of death were due to health related issues with heart disease listed as #1. Known for its high crime rate; East Oakland’s  violence, prostitution and drug activity are additional causes that increase the African American death rate. Homicide is listed as the 8th leading cause.

Many of us have seen the commercials about the dangers of diabetes (#4 leading cause), stroke (#3 leading cause), and cancer (#2 leading cause) in the African American community, instructing watchers to call their doctor for more information. The preventative action process is immediately halted due to the lack of a primary care physician, and/or the lack of sufficient health insurance to cover such care, so where can we go that specializes in our specific risk factors?

Roots Alliance attempts to reduce African American health disparities in the east bay area at an Oakland California community clinic. At The Roots Center, medical professionals assist low income families in primary physical health care,  mental health care, and other customer based services that is included but not limited to: Anger Management/Anxiety Groups, Substance Abuse Resources, Social Service Support, even transportation services for those without the access to get to an important appointment. Education and counseling services are available as well as on-site rehabilitation and a RapidCare program.

Take control of your life and let The Roots Center help take care of your health. Please contact us for more information.


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