Diversity Council

The Diversity Council was created with the purpose of providing a forum to diverse communities in the metro area, and specifically in Clay County, where their voices and needs can be heard in a non-judgmental way on health care issues, more specifically on access to care. To better serve all community members, sharing of experiences, issues and proposed solutions, needs to occur. Through the Diversity Council, Clay County Public Health Center and the local public health system (LPHS) is actively learning how to engage and support diverse communities in improving access to care issues.

Mission


The mission of the Diversity Council is to facilitate the access to equitable health and to provide culturally competent tools and information to members of the local public health system, so that all residents feel safe and have access to health where they work, play, live and worship.

Vision


Healthy People in all Communities!

Membership


Members of this council represent many diverse racial/ethnic and cultural groups:
  • African Americans
  • Hispanics
  • Somali
  • Vietnamese
  • Native Americans
  • Visually Impaired
  • Foster Children
  • Refugees
  • LGBTQ+
  • Homeless Communities
Other members include representation from the LPHS local public health agencies, city governments, safety net providers and nonprofit groups; these members are interested in learning and understanding how to better serve diverse communities.