April 23, 2020
PrimaryOne Health CEO Named to Governor’s Covid-19 Minority Health Strike Force
Columbus, Ohio – Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has selected PrimaryOne Health Chief Executive Officer, Charleta B. Tavares to serve on the Covid-19 Minority Health Strike Force.
The strike force is tasked with addressing the disproportionate effect Covid-19 has on the minority population in Ohio.
According to data from the Ohio Department of Health, 21 percent of individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Ohio are African American, although they only make up approximately 14 percent of Ohio’s population.
“We will be looking at the social determinants of health and how we can work to reduce these affects, and we are committed to improving the health of the minority population in Ohio,” said Charleta B. Tavares.
PrimaryOne Health is a nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) serving central Ohio through eleven strategically placed clinical sites since 1997. Working to provide access to services to improve the health status of families, PrimaryOne Health offers comprehensive primary care, OB-GYN, pediatric, vision, dental, behavioral health and specialty care services to over 46,000 general insurance and Medicaid patients. 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 visit www.primaryonehealth.org or call 614-645-5500.