This Saturday, June 19 marks the Juneteenth Independence Day. This holiday commemorates the abolition of slavery and emancipation of enslaved people, referencing an order issued on June 19, 1865.

Juneteenth is widely observed as a celebration of African-American history and heritage. With President Biden’s recent action to sign legislation declaring Juneteenth as a federal holiday, its importance is rightfully amplified.

Racial justice is of everyone’s concern. As a community health center, we rally for greater healthcare equity and push to reduce disparities in access and health status. Sadly, there is much evidence that our journey is not over…

For example, we know that African-American adults, and other people of color, are less likely to see a doctor for a variety of factors, including access and cost. The research also shows that Black and Brown individuals may be taken less seriously when voicing a health concern, leading to misdiagnoses or delays in treatment.

MobileMed is committed to respecting our patients and delivering high quality, accessible care. We hope that by building relationships as their primary care medical home, we can increase their trust in the healthcare system. This trust is essential as we promote preventative care, vaccinations, and proactive care management.

MobileMed, in its founding over fifty years ago, envisioned that all Montgomery County residents could have access to quality healthcare. It is at the very core of our organizational values and priorities. Together, we can work hand-in-hand to build a community where healthcare is a civil right.

Thank you for helping to fulfill the American promise of equality!