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Summa Health Equity Center

We strive to provide the resources, programs and support needed to help people from underserved communities become well and stay well.

Summa Health Equity Center

Working to Eliminate Health Disparities in our Communities

Summa Health recognizes that health disparities exist in our community. And we are committed to transforming the care you receive.

Health disparities are preventable differences in disease that impact how frequently a disease affects a group, how many people get sick or how often the disease causes death. Health disparities can be related to gender, race or ethnicity, income, education, generation, sexual orientation or geography. 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.

The Summa Health Equity Center provides access to multiple programs, designed to provide the tools you need to sustain a healthy lifestyle. This community-based care will empower you to play a proactive role in your healthcare, through chronic disease management, nutrition, exercise and healthy lifestyle education services.

All patients are welcome; we accept most forms of insurance.

Did You Know?

  • African-Americans are twice as likely to be diagnosed with diabetes as non-Hispanic whites
  • African-American men and women are 30% more likely to die from heart disease than non-Hispanic white males
  • Residents of the inner city and rural areas sometimes receive worse quality of care**
  • African-Americans have the highest mortality rate of any racial or ethnic group for all cancers combined and for most major cancers

* U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health
* * National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2010


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