Health Equity Office assists with distribution of food

April 14, 2022

Health Equity Office assists with distribution of food

MOBILE, Ala. — On Wednesday, members of the Mobile County Health Department’s Health Equity Office (HEO) assisted the Bay Area Women’s Coalition in the distribution of food boxes at the Dotch Community Center in Mobile’s Trinity Gardens Park.

Representing the Health Equity Officer were outreach educators Skandan Ananthasekar and Sequayah Chaney. Organizers reported approximately 200 food boxes were distributed to community members in need.

The mission of the Bay Area Women’s Coalition is to serve the Trinity Gardens community and others by providing decent housing that is affordable to low- and moderate-income persons providing safer urban communities and providing consistent community support and services through educational and cultural programs. They also offer a community garden. To learn more about them, please visit

In 2021, the Mobile County Health Department established the HEO to address health disparities in Mobile County. Funding came from the National Initiative to Address COVID-19 Health Disparities Among Populations at High-Risk and Underserved, Including Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations and Rural Communities.

The HEO team is responsible for evaluating internal and external programs and policies, identifying weaknesses, and laying a foundation for serving vulnerable communities through a health equity lens.

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