PCHF Celebrates Black History Month 2022

Filed in news by on February 1, 2022

PCHF reflects on this year’s theme of Black History Month 2022.

The theme for 2022 focuses on the importance of Black Health and Wellness. This theme acknowledges the legacy of not only Black scholars and medical practitioners in Western medicine, but also other ways of knowing (e.g., birthworkers, doulas, midwives, naturopaths, herbalists, etc.) throughout the African Diaspora. The 2022 theme considers activities, rituals, and initiatives that Black communities have done to be well.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion- 2020-2021 Annual report –https://www.pchf1.org/annual-2021/

In response to the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and too many other persons of color, PCHF published a statement in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Statements are one thing; actions are another. In spring 2020 our board and staff engaged in deep conversations on racial equity and implicit bias and how they impact our work. We also partnered with the Pennsylvania Health Access Network to recruit Phoenixville area residents, mostly from underserved communities, to participate in a two-year survey project to identify barriers to good health. We are already incorporating what we learned into our next strategic plan, scheduled for release in March 2022. We continue to learn and grow to best serve our community.

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