When we contemplate the notion that where you live, work, play, and worship impacts your quality of and length of life, we must realize that any effort dedicated to ensuring that every man, woman, and child is afforded the opportunity to live their full life in nothing short of social justice. Today, is not a day off rather a day on. A day in which our team will focus on building partnerships to aid in preventing and reducing chronic disease. A day in which we will hone in on the zip codes where people die younger as a result of where they live. Today and every day, we will carry the legacy of Dr. King in our hearts and it shall be reflected in our work.
Three quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr that guide the work of Mumford and Associates, LLC:
“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and the most inhuman because it often results in physical death.”
We are committed to being a voice for vulnerable populations to ensure that their needs are brought to the table.
“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”
We are committed to empowering others to take control of their health utilizing the principle of health education and promotion. Our Certified Health Education Specialist are committed to equipping our clients with the knowledge needed to think critically about their health and health behaviors. We are firm believers in the principles of patient-centered care and the need to educate both the individual and the family. We will continue to serve our community through health education and promotion at the individual, organizational, and community level by providing creative and innovative health education services.
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
Regardless of race, gender, zip code, and economical status – every man, woman, and child is entitled to health. As long as there continues to be a clear health distinction between zip codes, we will not be silent. We will continue to use our voice to promote the power of knowledge and the need for health education and promotion services.
Our Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to promote healthy living. When CHES® are integrated in clinical settings, they have the ability to bridge the gap between diagnosis and lifestyle modifications. The transition to healthier behavior is essential to swinging the pendulum in population health issues, such as, obesity and diabetes. In order to yield a different outcome, we must be bold as Dr. King and open to doing things differently. Today, as we honor his legacy we are committed to being bold and to being different as a means of reaching those who can benefit from our services the most.