• Equity and Disparities in Healthcare Panel Discussion at the Holland Museum

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    January 20, 2020
    January 20, 2020: The Holland Museum will host representatives from Priority Health, Spectrum Health and the Urban League of West Michigan for a panel discussion on health equity and disparities on Thursday, February 6 at 6:30pm. 

    Disadvantaged populations experience healthcare disparities in their delivery, quality and accessibility. Inequities exist in the presence of disease, health outcomes, and access to care between populations with a different race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or social economic status. 

    This important discussion is a program which aligns with the Museum’s current exhibit, THEM: Images of Separation from the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia at Ferris State University. The exhibit features items from popular culture used to stereotype groups of people.

    This panel of health professionals will discuss inequities and challenges as well as solutions to achieving health equity.  

    Panel participants include: 
    Jay Knight, MSN, BSN, RN, Chair Healthy Pride Inclusion Resource Group Spectrum Health 
    Lisa Knight, Vice President and Chief Program Officer Urban League of West Michigan Shannon Wilson, Director, Medicaid Outreach & Quality at Priority Health 
    Moderated by Charles Baker, Medicare Compliance Officer at Priority Health 

    THEM: Images of Separation will be open in the Focus Gallery for visitors before the discussion and is on display at the Museum through February 22.
    About the Holland Museum: The Holland Historical Trust is the catalyst for a dynamic interaction of the past and present that enriches the greater Holland area. The Holland Museum is located at the corner of 10th Street and River Avenue, across from Centennial Park at 31 West 10th Street.  For more information, please call (616) 796-3329.  
    Katie Baker, Development and Communications Manager
    (616) 796-3322

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