Build trust and improve the quality of life
for African Americans in your community

Sponsor Let's Talk About ACP™ to help close healthcare disparity gaps for Black people,
and to build trust in the Black community.

In many healthcare situations, African Americans do not receive the care they desire or deserve

African Americans make up only 13% of the US population, yet they experience the highest chronic illness rates and mortality rates of all ethnic groups. What’s worse, they are more likely to receive less-desirable treatments for health issues. It’s no wonder that many feel mistrust towards healthcare systems. No one should feel that their healthcare wishes are not a priority.

Let's Talk About ACP on iPad sitting on table with printed documents

Let's Talk About ACP™ encourages and empowers African Americans to talk about their healthcare wishes with loved ones

The Let’s Talk About ACP™ (Advance Care Planning) program helps local leaders and organizations educate their communities about issues of end-of-life-care and advance care planning. It is the most comprehensive resource for starting these important conversations and putting plans in place.

If you’re a healthcare or end-of-life-related organization, you can sponsor Let’s Talk About ACP™ workshops in your area. It’s an excellent way to address long-standing issues of mistrust and promote a positive image in communities of color.

How to better serve communities of color

From both education and experience, I know the devastating effects of inequitable care and service. I understand how medical professionals speaking “med language” rather than “community language” can lead to misunderstandings and mistrust. After dealing with these issues with family members’ care and facing my own near-death experience, I realized something needed to change.

Most healthcare education programs come from the dominant culture and do not necessarily address the needs of communities of color in culturally relevant ways. As a Black woman with both a Master’s degree in Social Work and a Interdisciplinary PhD in Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Leadership Policy and Foundations, I am uniquely positioned to speak to both client areas—the healthcare professional and the individual and community level client.

I developed the Let’s Talk About ACP™ program to help local leaders educate and empower their communities on issues of end-of-life care and advance care planning. My prayer is that the families and caregivers you serve will be equipped to prepare for life after now.

Dr. Gloria Thomas Anderson, creator of Let's Talk About ACP

Gloria Thomas Anderson, PhD, LMSW
Advance Care Planning Expert and Author

How It Works

1. Schedule an intro call

We'll talk about your organization and explain what it looks like to become a program sponsor.

2. Become a sponsor

If there's a good fit, and you'd like to move forward, we'll welcome you onboard as a sponsor for a Let's Talk About ACP™ workshop in your community.

3. Change lives and improve quality of life

By sponsoring Let's Talk About ACP™ workshops, you'll make a difference by addressing healthcare mistrust, meeting the needs of communities of color, and helping families achieve certainty in their healthcare preferences.

Your organization can be part of the change

A lot of healthcare organizations want to establish trust with the Black community and serve them better. The problem is, many African Americans feel mistrust towards healthcare systems due to historical harm and disparaging treatment. As a result, many organizations feel uncomfortable and unsure about how to best connect with and serve African Americans. Forging trust and goodwill shouldn’t have to be rocket science.

Following her own medical emergency, Dr. Gloria Thomas Anderson experienced this first-hand when she suffered inequitable treatment and a near-death experience. She created the Let’s Talk About ACP™ program to help prevent the same thing from happening to other African Americans. Let’s Talk About ACP™ addresses African American concerns about healthcare and end-of-life planning in a culturally-relevant way, equipping participants to feel confident and at peace about their healthcare decisions.

The Let’s Talk About ACP™ program provides a way for healthcare providers and related organizations to connect with the African-American community at the heart level, building trust and resulting in increased service delivery. The process to become a sponsor is simple:

  1. Schedule an intro call with Dr. Gloria and her team
  2. If it’s a good fit, sign up to sponsor Let’s Talk About ACP™ workshops in your area
  3. Change lives and improve quality of life through culturally-relevant healthcare education

We invite you to schedule a call with us today to learn more about sponsoring Let’s Talk About ACP™. Take an active step to address healthcare mistrust and help families achieve greater peace and certainty in their healthcare preferences.

Let people in your community know
you care about their care

Join Let’s Talk About ACP™ to help address healthcare disparities
in advance care planning for the African-American community.

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