Special message from Jessie Trice Community Health System
Miami, FL. -- Did you know that the month of April is officially recognized as National Minority Health Month? Numerous health providers work tirelessly each day to raise awareness about the health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minorities. They also work to increase awareness about the health care law's groundbreaking policies to reduce these disparities and achieve health equity.
Each year, National Minority Health Month highlights the critical role of prevention in reducing health disparities. It is a call to action, a charge for all of us to unite towards a common goal of improving the health of our communities.
“The Jessie Trice Community Health System (JTCHS) has been committed to ensuring that residents of our community have access to quality, yet affordable healthcare for over 50 years,” says Dr. Joycelyn Lawrence, Chief Medical Officer at JTCHS. “We join the many partners who recognize and celebrate National Minority Health Month each year and encourage everyone to focus on their health for a healthier future.”
Partnerships at the national, state, tribal and local levels are vital to the work of reducing health disparities and advancing health equity.
The Jessie Trice Community Health System, Inc (JTCHS) is one of Miami-Dade County’s preeminent federally qualified community healthcare centers, governed by a remarkably dedicated Board of Directors (51% of which are users of the medical and dental services) and a diverse, incredibly talented, committed family of providers and staff. The 1st Federally Qualified Health Center in the state and 5th in the nation, Jessie Trice Community Health System, Inc. is a Florida 501 (c) 3, not-for-profit organization that has been serving Miami-Dade County since 1967. JTCHS served its first patients from a trailer. Now, more than fifty (50) years after its founding, JTCHS owns and operates eleven (11 Comprehensive Primary Care centers, a 40 bed Women’s Residential Center for substance use, and are located in two (2) universities and forty (40) school-based health suites.
JTCHS knows and specializes in comprehensive health, offering a myriad of services to improve the health of the community. This includes: dentistry, family medicine, nutrition, HIV/AIDS, behavioral health, transportation, healthy start, obstetric & gynecological care, school-based health, community health promotions, health & wellness center, pediatrics, and ancillary services. For more information on the Jessie Trice Community Health System, contact 305-805-1700 or visit jtchc.org.