Comprehensive Primary Care is committed to creating an environment for staff and patients that is equitable and safe. If we do not live up to this standard, we cannot fully address the community we serve.
In reflection of the tragic and preventable death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the continued disproportionate effect of COVID-19 on black and brown communities, we know as a society we can do better. As healthcare providers, we are committed to health and well-being as a basic fundamental human right.
We acknowledge that “despite ongoing societal progress with regard to racial equality across all areas of society, notable disparities remain in the level of health care black, Hispanic, and other ethnic groups receive when compared with non-Hispanic whites, a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services fact sheet detailed.”
As healthcare providers, we need to have a nuanced understanding of the major factors driving these inequalities, in order to play a more prominent position in the fight to implement systemic change.
To address this we have encouraged our staff to review this great resource on anti-racism, found here, in hopes to start the needed conversations at home and at work.
White Coats for Black Lives Event
At Comprehensive Primary Care, we believe in unity, equality, and oneness. Current events shed light on a sensitive issue that has come to a boiling point over the years. The murder of George Floyd is one of the many sparks in history that will burn the ties of racism in our country. It is important as a company, that we address these issues, as uncomfortable as they may be, and help in any way we can. Together, with our community, we stand united in remembrance of not just, George Floyd but all that has come before him. We honor his memory and all that he stands for.
On Tuesday, June 16, 2020, we will participate in a White Coats for Black Lives event at 11:30 am as we stand in solidarity against racism.
We will observe a moment of silence lasting 8 minutes, 46 seconds in honor and remembrance of George Floyd. The moment of silence will start at 11:35 am. We will carry signs supporting the cause with words such as:
- Black Lives Matter
- White Coats for Black Lives
- I can’t breathe