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-Encourages everyone to be #VaccineReady-
(Black PR Wire) Miami -- In the age of COVID-19, taking care of our health is more paramount than ever. In observance of National Minority Health Month, recognized each year in April, Jessie Trice Community Health System (JTCHS) joins health providers who work tirelessly each day to raise awareness about the health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minorities. They also work to increase awareness about the groundbreaking policies to reduce these disparities and achieve health equity, and to highlight the critical role of prevention in reducing health disparities. It is a call to action, a charge for all of us to unite towards a common goal of improving the health of our communities.
During National Minority Health Month, the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) and federal and non-federal partners will focus on the impact COVID-19 is having on racial and ethnic minority communities and underscore the need for these vulnerable communities to get vaccinated as more vaccines become available. Vaccination against COVID-19 is an important tool to help us stop the spread of the virus and to bring this pandemic to an end so we can get back to doing the things we love doing.
“The Jessie Trice Community Health System remains committed to ensuring that community residents have access to quality and affordable healthcare,” says Annie Neasman, President and CEO of JTCHS. “We join the many partners who recognize and celebrate National Minority Health Month each year and encourage everyone to focus on their health for a healthier future and join in the message to encourage everyone to be #VaccineReady and receive their vaccinations to stop the spread of the virus and help bring this deadly pandemic to an end.
The Jessie Trice Community Health System, Inc. is one of Miami-Dade County’s preeminent federally qualified community healthcare centers, governed by a remarkably dedicated Board of Directors (51% of which are users of the medical and dental services) and a diverse, incredibly talented, committed family of providers and staff. The 1st Federally Qualified Health Center in the state and 5th in the nation, Jessie Trice Community Health System, Inc. is a Florida 501 (c) 3, not-for-profit organization that has been serving Miami-Dade County since 1967. JTCHS served its first patients from a trailer. Now, more than fifty (50) years after its founding, JTCHS owns and operates eleven (11) Comprehensive Primary Care centers, a 40 bed Women’s Residential Center for substance use, and are located in two (2) universities and forty (40) school-based health suites.
JTCHS knows and specializes in comprehensive health, offering a myriad of services to improve the health of the community. This includes: dentistry, family medicine, nutrition, HIV/AIDS, behavioral health, transportation, healthy start, obstetric & gynecological care, school-based health, community health promotions, health & wellness center, pediatrics, and ancillary services. For more information on the Jessie Trice Community Health System, contact 305-637-6400 or visit jtchs.org.
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