Health Centers board holds listening session tonight on racial equity issues

Virtual session scheduled for 6 tonight

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WEDNESDAY Aug. 12 — Ingham Community Health Centers Board of Directors wants to hear your experiences about racial equity, racial inequity and healthcare access barriers.

The board will host a listening session via Zoom at 6 tonight.

This is the second of three listening sessions for patients and community members. Additional meetings are being held with employees to hear their input. The listening sessions are designed to help inform the Board about how to better refocus services and policies to be a leader in delivering anti-racist health care. 

You can access the zoom meeting here: https://zoom.us/j/95309327666

"Significant health disparities exist within our community for many people of color," said Todd Heywood, who chairs the board. "It's unacceptable. No one should struggle to find culturally competent and quality healthcare because of their race, gender, sexual orientation, disability age, income or insurance status — among so many other areas. Our board is committed to leading our community with a commitment to anti-racist policies and service delivery. Your voice matters."

Ingham Community Health Centers is a federally funded group of medical and dental providers operated in partnership with the Ingham County Health Department. The organization provides primary care, specialty care, pediatric and OB/GYN care as well as dental care to over 25,000 Ingham county residents every year. The health centers serve everyone, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. For more on the Health Centers, visit us on the Ingham County website. (http://bc.ingham.org/AppointedBoards/CommunityHealthCenterBoard.aspx). 

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