Family Health selected for national Health Equity Program

April 27, 2022

Family Health selected for national Health Equity Program

MOBILE, Ala. — Family Health, the primary care division of the Mobile County Health Department, has been selected to participate in the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Pro Bono Health Equity Program. Only four Community Health Centers in the United States were chosen for this honor.

In 2020, J&J shared the aspiration to help eradicate racial and social injustice by eliminating health inequities for people of color with a $100 million commitment to invest in and promote health equity. Pro Bono for Health Equity, which supports the J&J Our Race to Health Equity commitment, is a virtual program designed to build capacity and enhance the services of U.S.-based Community Health Centers supporting under-resourced communities of color.

J&J personnel will provide pro bono support to help CHC’s tackle projects dedicated to transforming the patient’s experience and improving health outcomes. J&J is working in partnership with the Taproot Foundation, a leader in pro bono service, to bring this program to life.

Family Health and the other CHC’s will partner with a team of J&J professionals for a 12-week period. Over the course of the assignment, the CHC’s will work closely with their J&J teams to develop a deliverable and implementation plan that addresses a submitted challenge.

Since 1979, Family Health has provided comprehensive primary care to the people of Mobile County regardless of their ability to pay for services. Including the two Mobile Medical Units, Family Health now operates 13 Federally Qualified Health Center service delivery sites approved by the Health Resources and Services Administration.

Community Health Centers provide preventive and primary care services to almost 30 million people and have continued to do so while facing a global pandemic. CHC’s provide care to people who disproportionately suffer from chronic disease and lack access to affordable, quality care.

The remaining CHC’s joining Family Health in the project are the Latino Commission on AIDS in New York, N.Y.; Bread for the City in Washington, D.C.; and the San Benito Health Center in Hollister, Calif.