As the COVID-19 pandemic ravages our communities, it has become clear that those most able to avoid illness and death are blessed with social conditions that protect their health.
- Housing spacious enough to allow families to live comfortably for long periods of time while staying in place.
- “Non-essential” jobs that afford minimal risk for contracting COVID-19.
- Enough income to purchase cleaning supplies, masks and gloves.
- Internet access sufficient to enable our children to continue their education.
- And the list goes on.
The mission of Population Health at Spectrum Health Lakeland is to intentionally foster an environment where optimal health is achievable for everyone; and our vision is a thriving, resilient and socially cohesive community.
As we emerge from this pandemic, the Population Health team is committed to supporting the communities served by Lakeland that have been hit hardest by COVID-19 not only rebound, but come back stronger. Our team will work hard to improve the social conditions of these communities by focusing on their access to quality food, housing, education, jobs, transportation, and healthcare. We look forward to partnering with you in this work.