Over three years of intensive study, we uncovered massive opportunities in creating/sustaining health equity among a large section of our community. Historical property value discrimination (through redlining in the 1930’s) has snowballed over time into our neighborhoods suffering from inadequate housing, lack of access to adequate health care, and environmental health injustices.
The H.E.A.T. Report may have solidified what was known to those involved in the community for years but what remained was where to go from here, how do we address these long term injustices and their consequences on a community?
Connecting Health Inequities with Redlining
Tackling Health Inequities Through Resident Leadership
Locally written and illustrated, this comic book series details more of the information found in the H.E.A.T. Report, as well as the steps necessary to start correcting some of these opportunities.
This fresh take does its best to explain the difficulties facing the residents of a relined community from the old, to the young and even those not yet born.
The We Are Wyandotte video series was released through our social media channels and website as we seek to highlight the vulnerable populations impacted by redlining and the impact felt throughout their community.
These videos provide vital information on the lives of those impacted by the factors we’re discussing, as well as possible solutions to them. From neighborhood to neighborhood, everyone involved shares one major quality: a love of community and the ardent desire to see these health outcomes improve.
The We Are Wyandotte Campaign was launched for the public in 2016
The campaign reaches thousands of people across the nation
Outreach Mediums Utilized
Print, Video, Web, Social Media
The mission of the Community Health Council of Wyandotte County is to enhance health outcomes in Wyandotte County through informing, collaborating, aligning, mobilizing and activating organizations, government entities and community members.