Morehouse School of Medicine, Advil, and BLKHLTH Partner for Pain Equity Project
MSM Professor and Chair of Community Health and Preventive Medicine Dr. Tabia Akintobi was interviewed about the multiyear project.
Dr. Tabia Akintobi
Professor and Chair of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, MSM
Dr. Tabia Akintobi, Professor and Chair of Community Health and Preventive Medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine, was interviewed for the KISS 104 “Perspectives with Condace Pressley” podcast. MSM has partnered with the makers of Advil and the Atlanta-based nonprofit BLKHLTH for the Advil Pain Equity Project, a multiyear commitment to help address pain inequity and racial bias in the diagnosis and treatment of pain. The initial campaign, "Believe My Pain" tells the stories of people who've experienced pain inequity.
A survey of 2,000 Americans found that 93 percent of Black individuals report pain impacting their day-to-day life. Eighty-three percent report a negative experience when seeking help managing their pain, and three of four say they believe there is bias in how pain is diagnosed and treated. This project will also lead to a course at MSM to educate medical students on pain equity.