OUR MISSION IS CLEAR
We accept the challenge.
Short of reliable labor and industry statistics with accurate assessment of the African Americans’ participation in the U.S health industry manufacturing and in healthcare supply chain management, an industry review by the NAACP indicates that African Americans’ participation is less than 2% in the Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia regional market. G.H.M.’s research through five-year attendance of major health industry tradeshows and conferences across the U.S, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia confirms the total lack of global progress regarding the inclusion of African Americans, native Africans and continental Africa as a whole in this vital industry.
IBISWorld predicts medical supplies wholesaling industry revenue is projected to grow at an annualized rate of 2.5% over the next five years. In parallel, the COVID-19 pandemic is revealing alarming social disparities impacting African Americans in all sectors of the health industry - an alarming statistic that points to a deep-rooted systemic problem. Nationwide, African Americans have experienced 21.5% of all Covid-19 deaths, however they represent only 12.4% of the population, thus exposing the need to create more opportunities for a stronger, more diverse and inclusive workforce starting with the U.S Market.