The only clinic to focus on African-American health in Oregon opened a new building in Portland on Friday.
North By Northeast Community Health Center board member Kevin Howard said many community members prefer it to mainstream health systems.
“A lot of us as African-American patients feel like they're just another number," Howard said. "They feel like they’re, not important.”
The clinic’s co-founder, Dr. Jill Ginsberg, said if you have diabetes and you’re black, you’re still twice as likely to die as someone who’s white.