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Health Action Team

The Eliminate Racism 815 Health Action Team is an advocacy and research group of diverse health professionals and community members working to ensure that BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) communities can attain their highest potential for health and well-being. 


  1. Ensure mental health organizations, clinics, hospitals, and schools (from pre-k through college) be informed and proactive in creating and sharing accessible resources  ( education, medicine, therapy, treatment, and complementary resources) with BIPOC communities.

  2. Research racial bias within mental health facilities; and address where appropriate.

  3. Expand on health literacy and advocacy.

Food Security

  1. Eliminate food deserts by encouraging the development of quality grocery stores in neighborhoods that do not have access to fresh and healthy food in abundance. 

  2. Advocate for healthcare organizations to inform & educate individuals on how to include healthier foods in their dietary lifestyles.

Nature Exposure

  1. Form networks with health organizations to support efforts to increase awareness of the benefits of nature; physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

  2. Support recreational and community organizations in efforts to ensure access to nature by way of safety in one’s community.

Maternal Health

  1. Increase access to quality perinatal care for BIPOC women and to reduce death rates among BIPOC women and infants.

How to Join

The Health Team meets twice a month. If you are interested in joining, contact Miranda Grisales-Buell. 

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