Racism Statement for HealthVisions Midwest

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.”
Proverbs 31:8-9.
We the Board of Directors and Staff of HealthVisions Midwest strongly support African Americans and all people of color who have been victims of racism, abuse, violence, and discrimination for many years in America’s history. Our value of respect for the dignity of each person calls us to work with organizations, communities, individuals, and government agencies committed to correct systematic practices that impoverish our communities. Our vision to empower and support the underserved in living healthier lives requires us to speak out against the practices of repressing employment and entrepreneurial opportunities, substandard education and voting rights for people of color. There is a need for people of different races and experience to sit at the table, listen to one another, and develop strategies toward racial, ethnic, social, economic, and political equality for all. We believe black lives matter.