Austin Health And Human Services Committee Meeting Today!

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Join allgo, Mama Sana/Vibrant Woman, the Alliance for African American Health of Central Texas (AAAHCT), and immigrants’ rights organizers
If you believe that working towards EQUITY is important in Austin, if racial justice is important to you, please join us and raise your VOICE!

On Monday August 3rd, 2015 from 4-5:30 pm, the City of Austin Department of Health and stakeholders will be presenting key findings from the working group at the Health and Human Services Committee meeting.

Why??

To get community support on the proposed projects to address health inequities in Austin/Travis County. This presentation includes feedback from the last two community meetings.

Background

The City of Austin passed a resolution on May 7, 2015, to establish an Equity Assessment Tool for the city. This resolution passed as a result of the organizing work of our grassroots coalition. As a step towards creating the Equity Tool, the resolution mandated the city to create a working group to address health inequities.

Mama Sana/Vibrant Woman, ALLGO, the Alliance for African American Health of Central Texas (AAAHCT), and immigrants’ rights organizers are stakeholders in that working group. As part of this process, the Health Department will present a report back to the Health and Human Services Committee on Monday, August 3, 4 – 5 pm. At this meeting, our community coalition will be co-presenting with staff from the Health Department. We will be proposing that the City of Austin include funds in its 2016 budget to address health disparities with community based projects that are holistic, culturally specific, non-traditional, and based in community organizing.

If you agree, please come out and voice your support for culturally specific non-traditional health projects that examine the root causes of the disparate health outcomes of our city. The proposals address some of the deep systemic inequities in Austin with relevant and accessible community projects. The projects address chronic disease amongst the African American community, health and wellness for LGBTQ communities of color, mental health services for immigrant communities, and maternal and infant health using a midwifery model.

Join us on Monday August 3rd, 2015 from 4-5pm at City Hall, 301 W. Second St.

Childcare and snacks provided.
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By: allgo qpoc

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