August 13, 2020
PrimaryOne Health Recognizes Juneteenth as Additional Paid Holiday
Columbus, Ohio –Today in celebration of National Health Center Week, PrimaryOne Health announced to their team that they would be adding a 10th paid holiday in 2021 and offer a floating holiday in 2020 since the celebration date has passed. Diversity and inclusion are integral parts of the culture at PrimaryOne Health. The organization is built on the principle of providing health care to anyone who desires it, regardless of status, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or any other characteristic. Diversity and inclusion serves as the underpinning of PrimaryOne Health who makes every attempt to have staff who reflect the communities in which they serve.
As part of the commitment to diversity and inclusion, beginning in 2021, Juneteenth will be added as an observed paid holiday for PrimaryOne Health staff. Observing Juneteenth is one way to signal to the community at large and staff that we honor and respect all cultures.
“Diversity and inclusion has been the cornerstone of PrimaryOne Health since its inception, said Charleta B. Tavares, PrimaryOne Health Chief Executive Officer. I believe we are lighting the way and showing others how to be stronger, more compassionate and better able to meet the needs of diverse patients and residents. The additional paid holiday follows the Board adopting a resolution declaring racism as a public health crisis and outlining steps to eliminate it.”
PrimaryOne Health is the oldest (1997) and largest nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) serving central Ohio with twelve strategically located clinical sites. 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 48,000 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). National Health Center Week (August 9 – 15) is an annual celebration with the goal of raising awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers over the past five decades. The theme of National Health Center Week 2020 is “Community Health Centers: Lighting the Way for Healthier Communities Today and in the Future.”
For more information about PrimaryOne Health visit www.primaryonehealth.org or call 614-645-5500.