Better Health for All!

Date:                    December 8, 2021

Time:                   Noon – 1:00 p.m.

To Register:       Scan the QR code or contact Joan Elder at 937-523-7007 or jelder@mercy.com.

 

 

 

The CDC describes Health Equity well: “Health equity is achieved when every person has the opportunity to attain his or her full health potential, and no one is disadvantaged from achieving this potential because of social position or other socially determined circumstances.” 

Community Health Foundation’s next Break for Health live video panel discussion addresses the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion as it affects health and wellness. Jamie Carmichael, Chief Health Opportunity Advisor at the Ohio Department of Health, is our featured speaker. Nettie Carter Smith, Rocking Horse Community Health Center director of community outreach, is the moderator.  Panelists are:  Cheryl Dover (City of Springfield minority business development coordinator), Stephen Massie (CitiLookout COO and trauma counselor), Pedro Hernandez (New Carlisle Community Health Center director) and Marcia Garrison (Clark County Combined Health District diversity coordinator).

 

Nettie Carter-Smith

 

 

ABOUT JAMIE CARMICHAEL

Jamie Carmichael serves as the Chief Health Opportunity Advisor at the Ohio Department of Health, where she leads the new Office of Health Opportunity (OHO). The key objectives of the OHO are to 1) establish equity at the center of public health; 2) improve clinical care and interventions for the most vulnerable; 3) elevate and address the social determinants of health; and 4) ensure an equitable response to COVID-19. In her new role, Carmichael is responsible for advancing Governor DeWine’s commitment to health equity and establishing Ohio as a model of justice, equity, opportunity and resilience.

Since June of 2021, OHO has secured over $31M in federal funding to support health equity efforts across Ohio, developed hundreds of new partnerships, and is working to launch Ohio’s first ever Health Improvement Zone projects. Jamie serves on the Racism in Child Welfare report response workgroup, the Ohio Commission on Minority Health, and chairs the Governor’s Taskforce on Eliminating Racial Disparities in Infant Mortality.