Allen County Health Disparity Coalition
HealthVisions of Fort Wayne
Lead: Renetta Williams
The Allen County Health Disparity Coalition's mission is to eliminate health disparities in Allen County
As a community activist, in 2003, Renetta H. Williams formed the Allen County Health Disparity Coalition (ACHDC). The coalition, formed as a result of a partnership with the Indiana Minority Health Coalition, is made up of over 80 organizations who are addressing the lack of health care in Allen County for the minority community. The ACHDC meets the 4th Wednesday of every month from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at the Fort Wayne Urban League.
In the fall of 2009, ACHDC, the Indiana Minority Health Coalition and HealthVisions of Fort Wayne introduced the first Community Based Participatory Research project to the community that targeted the African American/Black and the Latino/Hispanic populations. The research project was entitled, "Empowering Fort Wayne Communities to Self Managing Diabetes." The ACHDC has developed a strategic plan to address mental health, diabetes, health and nutrition, language and culture. HealthVisions of Fort Wayne conducts several programs that target these issues.
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