Statement from the National Association of Community Health Centers on the Death of George Floyd - A Call For Change For All Americans
Born out of the civil rights and social justice movement of the 1960s, the nation’s Community Health Centers serve to this day as advocates for quality care and health equity for all. As community-based health care providers to 30 million people in over 14,000 communities across America, we are first-hand witnesses to the direct effect of violence, stress, physical and mental abuse on the health and well-being of our patients – people on the receiving end of racism and discrimination because of the color of their skin, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, income level or insurance status.
We as a nation must do more if we are to believe and hold true to the principles of our democracy. And we must do it together. We must usher in real change to protect and improve the lives of all people – from our local policing practices to our judicial and legal systems, to our educational institutions, to our health care systems. Most importantly, we must move forward public policies at local, state and national levels that reflect the true needs and priorities of a country in crisis.Community Health Centers were created for and by the communities they serve. We are ready to work for real change. We are the catalyst for real change in this country; if not us, then who?
At Lakeshore Community Health Care, we are escalating our commitment to ongoing reflection, learning, and action to support anti-racism, confront social injustice, and address inequities. We stand as a defender and advocate of our core values of social justice and health equity.
Lakeshore Community Health Care has been diligently working on plans to ramp up services. Currently, we’re open for some dental services and medical care including an acute care clinic for symptoms related to COVID-19. We are offering telehealth services for mental health care, medical and dental appointments.Our pharmacy remains open with curbside pickup and free delivery options.
As we move forward, LCHC will be calling all patients needing to be rescheduled due to cancellation from COVID-19. We have over 5,000 appointments to reschedule so please have patience. You will be called. Thank you for understanding.
National Measles Outbreak and Mumps reported in Fond du Lac. If you're unsure if you or your children are vaccinated or if you have any questions about the outbreak or vaccines, please contact us.
LCHC received a Patient Centered Medical Home designation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance, recognizing our commitment to high-quality, integrated care and patient satisfaction.
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