Neighbors in Action: Michigan Minority Health Coalition

Apr 2, 2014

Dr. Othelia Washington Pryor explains that in almost every category, the health outcomes for people of color are worse than whites, including infant mortality rates and diabetes.
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Today in our Neighbors in Action segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place, we feature the Michigan Minority Health Coalition. It’s a statewide organization that works to improve the health of Michigan’s ethnic and racial minority populations.

Dr. Othelia Washington Pryor is executive director of the Coalition. The organization started discussions in 2005 and they decided that they would want to center on health and health policy issues. Dr. Pryor explains that their mission is to work to inform minority groups of health policies and make sure that health equity is achieved for everyone. 

Initially against the Affordable Heath Care Act, Pryor says that the Michigan Minority Health Coalition now promotes the Act with outreach and education seminars.

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