African American Issue

HealthCurrents African American Issue

Inside this special issue
"Our understanding of what creates and sustains health is changing. We’re learning that optimal health requires more than visits to the doctor’s office, taking medications, and having surgery. We know that our daily living conditions—where we live, work, go to school, and play—have more powerful effects on our health than health care. We also know that, while there are deep reservoirs of human potential and rich cultural assets, African American communities are unfairly burdened by living conditions that negatively impact health and create deep and entrenched health inequities. In this special issue, we explore the topic of health equity, and how it can be achieved by leveraging and building on the resilience of African American communities."

Lynn Todman, PhD
Vice President, Health Equity
Executive Director, Population Health
Spectrum Health Lakeland

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COVID-19 Update 9.22.21

Spectrum Health Lakeland President Loren B. Hamel, MD, and Acting Health Officer at the Berrien County Health Department, Courtney Davis, share the latest COVID-19 updates in Berrien County.

COVID-19 Update 9.8.21

Spectrum Health Lakeland President Loren B. Hamel, MD, and Acting Health Officer at the Berrien County Health Department, Courtney Davis, share the latest COVID-19 updates in Berrien County.

COVID-19 Update 8.25.2021

President Loren B. Hamel, MD, and Berrien County Medical Director and family medicine physician, Rex Cabaltica, MD, shared the latest COVID-19 updates in Berrien County

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COVID-19 Update 5.4.2021

Join president, Loren B. Hamel, MD, and Nicki Britten from the Berrien County Health Department for the latest COVID-19 news.

COVID-19 Update 4.14.2021

Join president, Loren B. Hamel, MD, and Nicki Britten from the Berrien County Health Department for the latest COVID-19 news.

COVID-19 Update 3.31.2021

Join president, Loren B. Hamel, MD, and Nicki Britten from the Berrien County Health Department for the latest COVID-19 news.

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COVID-19 Update 3.16.2021

Join president, Loren B. Hamel, MD, and Nicki Britten from the Berrien County Health Department for the latest COVID-19 news.

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