Summa Health recognizes racial disparities exist in healthcare. Social and economic conditions contribute to differences in healthcare among various races. Studies show African American adults are less likely to visit a doctor than their white counterparts. Summa Health is committed to ensuring everyone in our community has access to quality and compassionate care.
Let us help! The Summa Health Equity Center can link you with a community health worker to address your disease risk factors with lifestyle modifications and health coaching.
The Summa Health Equity Center provides access to multiple programs, designed to provide the tools you need to sustain a healthy lifestyle. The Summa Health Equity Center’s goal is to provide you with outstanding, quality care and identify, reduce and eventually eliminate health disparities to create health equity for all of our citizens.
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In addition to diagnosing and treating acute medical conditions, your doctor recommends a schedule for preventive screenings and provides education about health and wellness. That’s why it’s important to see a primary care doctor regularly, even if you don’t have any current health issues.
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Three Akron Funeral Home Directors share their perspective on how COVID-19 has affected their business and those in the black community.
A local pastor, Summa Health physician and Summa Health employee all share their experiences with COVID-19 and how it is affecting them, their jobs and the people they serve every day.
Drs. Yoleetah and George Ilodi share their racial and medical perspectives about why they believe the vaccine is important for our black community.