Dear Valued Members, Local & State Presidents:
At the start of my presidency, I expressed in my letter the need for fellow ANMA members to organize health education forums in their communities and to have at least one completed by our mid-year Board of Directors meeting.
To address the health disparities that exist in African American communities, it is incredibly important to continue to invest in public health initiatives at a community level. I encourage each member, local and state auxiliaries to commit to sponsoring or participating in an event that aligns with our programmatic theme:“Mitigating Healthcare Disparities in a Post-Pandemic World: Let’s Talk About It.”
Venues chosen to host these events can be churches, community centers, town halls, or potential partnerships with local NMA affiliates, nursing groups, public health groups, hospitals, etc. in your region. Given the economic climate and the challenges of growing membership, a simple event can be organized virtually to help keep costs down.
I strongly recommend that you to keep a journal to provide an overview to the ANMA and NMA. “Let’s Talk About It” and become agents of change to initiate and drive health policies that can benefit the community. We each can make a difference!
Yours in Service,
Marion E. Grace