Training Medical Workers on Skin of Color
Nearly half of dermatologists say they were not adequately trained to treat skin of color, while only 3% of practicing dermatologists identified as Black and 4.2% identified as Latinx. That’s why Vaseline® is taking action to improve skin healthcare for people with Black and Brown skin. Through our partnerships with Medscape and Direct Relief, we’re working to train dermatologists and medical practitioners to better treat, diagnose, and care for skin of color, ultimately helping improve the health outcomes for Black and Latinx communities.
Connecting Patients & Doctors with Skin of Color
Vaseline’s partner, Hued, is a platform that diversifies the patient-doctor experience by connecting Black and Latino patients with culturally competent healthcare providers that specifically understand their physical, mental, and cultural needs. Stay tuned for more on how the partnership evolves to help ensure people of color get the quality health and skincare they deserve.
Amplifying Knowledge of Racial Inequities in Healthcare
The disproportionate impact that COVID-19 has had on Black and Latinx communities has highlighted inequities in healthcare that lead to worse health outcomes for people of color. We’ve partnered with Regina King, award-winning actress, director and respected advocate in fighting against social injustices on people of color, to amplify this message, bring awareness to this issue and champion this change.
Since March 2020, Vaseline® has donated $1.6 million in products and money to community health centers across the country, in an effort to protect and care for medical staff and patients in Black and Latinx communities. We’ve also provided immediate support to end discrimination by donating $100,000 to organizations to fight racial injustice. Because we understand that the root of these negative health outcomes is systemic racism, and that racial bias and institutional inequality are ongoing issues that all people of color continue to face.
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The Vaseline® Healing Project in partnership with Direct Relief provides dermatological care, Vaseline® Jelly & medical supplies to help heal the skin of people affected by poverty or emergencies around the world.