Establishing Roots in Our Community

Help Us Reach Our Goal

Donate to Our Campaign to Build a Community Center

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What You're Supporting

Our work to identify and act upon the most pressing health needs in the community we serve. We have come to realize that it is critical to address the root causes of these needs, which are known as the social determinants of health.

These are the social, economic, and physical conditions in which people live, work, and age that impact population health outcomes and risks, including neighborhood and built environment, economic stability, health and health care, education, and social and community context.

Our work extends to bridge that gap.

What we will create:

Racial and ethnic disparities in pain treatment are not intentional misdeeds: health care providers do not decide that some groups deserve pain relief while others should suffer. Instead, inequities are the product of complex influences, including implicit biases that care providers don’t even know they have.

A majority of African Americans have low levels of trust in the health care system, expressing much less confidence in doctors and hospitals than white people.

The Effect of Racial Differences on Ability to Afford Prescription Medications

 African Americans reported marked greater difficulty in affording prescription medications than did white patients, even after accounting for income, education, health insurance status, and comorbidities. The inability of African Americans to afford prescription medications may be better predicted by perceived income inadequacy than more traditional measures of socioeconomic status. 

-Reported by the National Library of Medicine: 2018

50%

Limited Care

More than 50% of patients not filling prescription medications were due to being treated unfairly while receiving health care.

61%

Financial Barriers

Another 61% reported inadequate income to meet basic needs and how this was a deciding factor when filling prescriptions or seeking care.

38%

Distrust with Medicine

More than 38% find it difficult to find a doctor or care provider who shares the same background and experience as them.

It all starts with you.

We're launching our Free Virtual & Local Herbal Clinic Program!

We understand that not everyone will have access to care, and we want to be able to use this space to give back to our community, both virtually and locally.
 
Free herbal clinics have become a very well known and loved model around the country as the need for natural medicine has been on the rise yet ever more inaccessible.
 
*Our model is based on Atlanta’s Free Clinic founded by Lorna Mauney-Brodek.
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Changing the Narrative

This center will give us the space to assist our clients and community by empowering them to make choices that improve their health.

We look to not only create, but support, a coalition of health and wellness that allows the use of resources that were once limited for the overall improvement & quality of health.

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Rebuilding Trust & Confidence

In cases of medical ambiguity — as when pain isn’t caused by an obvious physical condition such as traumatic injury — providers rely more heavily on their own judgment, which can be influenced by personal perceptions and biases. 

We desire to create a space where our clients not only feel heard about their ailments, but feel confident speaking to their doctors about changes they’re experiencing. 


Providing Resources

This campaign will also aid in the goal of increasing Holistic Health & Wellness Approaches to both STI, STD, & HIV Prevention AND Trans-Affirming Herbal Care.

Encouraging our community with creating their own remedies, & to see advocates for their health.

“Often, people take herbal medicines for a physical response,
but what they find is that the body responds in an
emotional way to the plant medicine they’re taking.” 

We are open 5 Days a Week, excluding holidays.

111 Church Street

Ste 215

Ferguson, Mo 63135

314.254.5168

frontdesk@ancestralherbiary.com

 

Sunday: Closed
Monday: 10 am – 5 pm CST
Tuesday: 10 am – 5 pm CST
Wednesday: 10 am – 5 pm CST
Thursday: 10 am – 5 pm CST
Friday: 10 am – 5 pm CST
Saturday: Closed