We honor his memory on the third Monday of January each year and reflect upon his tireless and noble fight for civil rights in the United States. Please join us in celebrating this important day.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963. King spoke of a future in which racism ceased and all Americans were guaranteed the rights they deserve.
In 2020, Charleta B. Tavares, PrimaryOne Health’s Chief Executive Officer, testified before the Ohio Senate Health, Human Services and Medicaid Committee on the Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 14 declaring racism as a public health crisis. Her testimony included empirical information on the direct correlation between systemic racism and minority health. It is an important reminder that the fight for equality in this country, including healthcare equality, is far from over.