PrimaryOne Health Joins the Columbus Commitment

Pledging to promote innovation to address gender- and race-based pay inequities

Columbus, OH – PrimaryOne Health, central Ohio’s longest-serving, and largest Federally Qualified Health Center, is proud to collaborate with the City of Columbus on the Columbus Commitment to Achieve Pay Equity. An initiative of the Columbus Women’s Commission to make Columbus a top-tier US city by dismantling barriers to improve the economic position of women in our community.

“PrimaryOne Health is in the business of eliminating barriers to healthcare,” said Charleta B. Tavares, CEO, “we understand that sustainable, living wages play a large part in that equation.”

With, not only a female CEO, PrimaryOne Health boasts an 86 percent female workforce throughout its 11 central Ohio locations (10 in Franklin County, 1 in Pickaway County). Ensuring that both patients and staff, alike, have access to sustainable wages allows the organization to be an example of the community that they want to exist.

The Columbus Commitment is a voluntary, employer-led initiative to close the gender wage gap in Columbus. Under the commitment, each organization is charged with four (4) pillars: to Understand, Analyze, Act and Share.

“Our continued commitment to equity for our employees is further solidified with the participation of so many other companies and organizations in our community,” said Tavares, “When we work together to address gender equity, we all win.”

PrimaryOne Health is a nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) serving central Ohio through 11 strategically placed clinical sites since 1997. Working to provide access to services to improve the health status of families, PrimaryOne Health offers primary care, vision, dental and behavioral health services. PrimaryOne Health is a proud member of the Ohio Association of Community Health Centers (OACHC) and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). For more information about PrimaryOne Health and its programs, go to