To identify solutions for dismantling persistent health inequities among Black Californians, CHCF commissioned a study that listens deeply to Black Californians talking about their experiences with racism and health care. This report summarizes in-depth interviews with 100 Black Californians and 18 focus groups, as well as a statewide survey of 3,325 adult Black Californians.
More than one in three Californians report having medical debt, and of those, one in five (19%) report owing $5,000 or more.