How Housing = Health … Or Illness

How Housing = Health … Or Illness

Dr. Bechara Choucair, chief community health officer for Kaiser Permanente, speaks to an audience July 17 in Berrien Springs, Mich., as part of Community Grand Rounds: Healing the Trauma of Racism. Kaiser Permanente and Community Partners Move Homeless into Housing...
Schools, Businesses, the Environment

Schools, Businesses, the Environment

Lynn Todman, PhD, the executive director for population health of Spectrum Health Lakeland (left), asks questions of Dr. Bechara Choucair of Kaiser Permanente during his July 17 presentation.   3 ways Health Systems Can Make Communities Healthier By TED HARTZELL ...
Lessons from a Black Man and a White Intruder

Lessons from a Black Man and a White Intruder

Gentry with kids from the youth group at First Presbyterian Church of Benton Harbor on a visit to the monument at Silver Beach in St. Joseph, Mich. Finally, I’d get the chance to know Gentry better. As one of the youth leaders of our church at the time, Gentry told...
A Diverse Team from 25 States

A Diverse Team from 25 States

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Names Lynn Todman a Culture of Health Leader Todman Joins 39 Other Fellows Working Toward Health Equity By CGR Communications ST. JOSEPH, Mich. – Being a leader can sometimes be lonely. But when you can lean on and bounce ideas off other...
14½  Months, 22 Deaths

14½ Months, 22 Deaths

Jerry Price, manager of diversity and inclusion for Spectrum Health Lakeland, lost 22 friends in a period of just over one year.   Mounting Losses of Black Male Friends in Their 40s Makes Man, 46, Ponder the Reasons. His No. 1 Suspect: Long-Term Stress ST....
A Somber Accounting

A Somber Accounting

As president of the class of 1990, Jerry was in frequent contact with classmates and friends from his high school days. He was often notified of these friends’ deaths and sometimes asked to speak at their funerals.   Here is the list Jerry Price assembled of 22...