In Howard County,
like the rest of the country, African Americans are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
Even though nearly everyone is…
Racism has led to inequities that impact African American health.
Bias in care
Howard county is taking action
Equity work isn't new here.
This moment in time is.
Work to change the laws and practices that drive health inequity has been happening in Howard County for years – led by Black community leaders and ally organizations. If you want to make an impact and be part of this cultural shift – now is the time to join in. See how below.
See how below.
Demand local action
Sign the petition to support immediate action to advance racial equity in Howard County.
Attend Horizon's equity training
The Horizon Foundation’s equity trainings bring together community members and leaders to learn about tools to address health disparities in Howard County.
Get involved with local orgs
Tell us what equity issues interest you. We’ll connect you with those leading the work.
Tell us more
Send us your thoughts on the changes that need to happen and we’ll discuss them at our equity roundtable. Or, tell us what changes you’re already working on.
Health inequities in Howard County
How racism makes us sickWatch >
Why are Black Americans hardest hit by coronavirus?Watch >
Chronic stress – caused by racism – impacts healthWatch >
Racial bias in healthcare impacts healthWatch >
Anti-racist reading list
Solutions for Howard County
Vote for change in November
Howard County COVID testing locations
Howard County COVID assistance
CDC prevention guidance
Complete the census
Advice from African American leadersWatch >
Why the Horizon Foundation?
The Horizon Foundation began its equity journey in 2018 after analyzing local research and data that showed some Howard County residents, especially communities of color, face barriers to good health, overall wellness and opportunity. We’re committed to advancing policies and systems change that promise equitable health outcomes, elevating the voices of leaders from diverse communities, building the capacity of community organizations to advocate for health equity and providing targeted grants to organizations to amplify impact in communities of color. This campaign is one piece of our broader work to combat health inequity in every impacted community in Howard County. Visit our homepage here to learn more about our equity work.
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