The facts are bleak. In the US, money is the key to better healthcare. In general, patients of color tend to do better with doctors of color -- but only about 5% of medical professionals fit this profile. People with a chronic or serious illness often have to make a choice between paying medical bills and feeding their families. Populations in remote areas have less access to healthcare, including screenings for conditions like breast cancer.
Luckily, some people are facing these challenges and trying to improve education, access, and treatment for their patients. Minerva Romero Arenas, Dr. Adrianne Lane, and Diana Hernández are among them. Read on to find out how each of these awesome women are changing the healthcare prognosis of their communities.