Celebrating Black History Month 2021

Capital Caring Health’s Center for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity

In February, we celebrate Black History Month in the United States. Black History Month is celebrated to recognize the contributions of Black Americans who have shaped the history of our country.  Black History is American history.

Black History Month is a foundation of pride for so many and affords us all the opportunity to be inspired and enlightened by the contributions of African Americans to our society.  Using our core values of Always doing the Right Thing and Respecting Everyone, allows us to remove blinders of bias that have limited us to advancing health care equity and reducing disparities in advanced illness care.

Together we will work to do our part in to address health care disparities and raise health equity through the work of our Center for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity.

Capital Caring Health’s Center for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity was established to help to advance our organization’s mission, strategies, and practices to support a diverse workplace and leverage the effects of diversity to achieve a more equitable business environment and enhance the communities we serve.

The Goals for new Center include:

  • Providing education to our staff and volunteers that addresses biases in health care, cultural beliefs and practices, cultural and linguistic competence in advance illness care.
  • Addressing the health equality, equity, and disparities of care being delivered in CCH’s service area by developing integrative approaches and programs for the diverse populations served.
  • Attracting and leveraging diverse staff to increase engagement to make CCH the best place to work in healthcare

Here are few ways you and your families can learn more and celebrate Black History Month:

  1. Microsoft is curating a customized series of immersive virtual experiences in alliance with various museums, cultural centers and historic sites all around the country for students K-12.
  2. Tour the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture
  3. PBS is offering a variety of programming – achieved and newly premiering.
  4. Virginia Museum of History & Culture. Online Exhibition- Determined:  The 400 Year Struggle for Black Equality
  5. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Has a series of programming on the museum’s YouTube channel or Zoom registrations. Visit the site for a list of programming.
  6. Prince George’s County is offering performances to history lessons to festivals organized by the Department of Parks and Recreation. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, ALL programs will be held virtually. Click here to register for a program. 
  7. Montgomery County is offering a series of virtual events that explore topics like: the Underground Railroad, County Council Commemoration, Yarrow Mamout and His Family and more.

The only way forward is Together!

Click here to learn more about our Center for Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity