Together, let’s continue to teach children the rich heritage of Black Americans, including the struggles, triumphs, and impactful lessons that our experiences have cultivated,’ said Karen Davis-Pritchett, Empath Health Vice President of Access & Inclusion.
Karen Davis-Pritchett, Empath Health Vice President of Access & Inclusion
During Black History Month, we celebrate the contributions, experiences and voices of African Americans. It is a celebration of what was, what is and what is to come. We take a collective reverent pause to honor the trailblazers that fought for freedoms, created inventions, built our cities, and served as elected officials.
Not only do we honor famous African Americans that we learn about in our textbooks or see on the television screen, but we also honor those of you in our community that is intentional about making a difference. You elevate the understanding and conversations of equity, diversity, and inclusion through your work and witness. As a result of that elevation, our communities and cities are being transformed.
This year’s national Black History theme is “Black Health and Wellness.” In many areas of healthcare, the African-American community is underserved and is disproportionately affected by chronic conditions. Empath Health is committed to serving the African-American community.
We will continue to build and cultivate partnerships with individuals, organizations, and community groups that can expand our outreach and presence within the community to increase access to our programs and services.
Empath Health is here for all stages of care, all dimensions of well-being, and all aspects dear to one’s life. Whether that is providing skilled home health services, personal care, and elder care services to help clients remain independent or wrap-around services for people living with HIV/AIDS. When it is time for end-of-life care, we meet patients with compassion, wherever they call home.
These services are vitally important for our community to access. We are here to improve the quality of life for community members living with a chronic or advanced illness and provide grief and caregiver support.
We are here for you and your loved ones. We are walking next to you.
Together, let’s continue to teach children the rich heritage of Black Americans, including the struggles, triumphs, and impactful lessons that our experiences have cultivated. May each of us be committed to teaching the legacy of our forefathers and foremothers as we lift up our community members to create their legacies of empowerment, encouragement, and the varied dimensions of wellness. As we look to history to inspire and teach us, let’s work in the present to be agents of change, collaborators, and dream cultivators, to ensure health equity and wellness.
During Black History Month and beyond, Empath Health celebrates the contributions, lives, stories and history of African Americans in our community and our country.