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Black History Month - Frankia Clark

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Black History Month - Frankia Clark

In honor of Black History Month, we asked Frankia “Kia” Clark, a medical assistant at UF Health Primary Care – Treaty Oaks, why Black representation in health care is so important.  

Kia explained that representation allows people of color to feel safe and heard. She also believes that patients who share the same racial culture tend to better understand each other, as research has shown. “I believe sharing a culture with some of my patients gives them a better perception of care and a better health outcome. They also feel more relaxed and know they’re in a safe space. I thank God for the people who fought for equal rights. Without them, I wouldn’t be in this position I’m in today.”