Celebrating Juneteenth: A Message from the National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation

Dear Community,

As we commemorate Juneteenth, we at the National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation (NPHI) reflect on the significance of this historic day and its profound relevance to our mission and values.

What is Juneteenth?
Juneteenth, celebrated on June 19th, marks the day in 1865 when enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas, were finally informed of their freedom, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. This day represents a pivotal moment in American history—a day of liberation and a step toward equality and justice for all.

Why Juneteenth Matters to Us
At NPHI, we are dedicated to fostering a compassionate, inclusive, and equitable healthcare system. Juneteenth reminds us of the resilience and strength of those who fought for freedom and justice. It also underscores the importance of addressing health disparities and ensuring that every individual receives dignified and respectful care.

Our Commitment to Equality and Inclusion
We recognize that health inequities persist, disproportionately affecting African American communities. By commemorating Juneteenth, we reaffirm our commitment to:

  • Advocating for Health Equity: Ensuring that everyone, regardless of their background, has access to high-quality healthcare and hospice services.
  • Promoting Cultural Competency: Providing training and resources to our healthcare professionals to better understand and respect the diverse cultures and histories of the communities we serve.
  • Supporting Inclusive Policies: Working towards policies that eliminate disparities and promote fairness in healthcare access and outcomes.

Join Us in Commemoration and Action
As we celebrate Juneteenth, we encourage our members and the broader community to reflect on its historical significance and the ongoing journey towards equality. Let us use this day as a catalyst for meaningful conversations, education, and actions that contribute to a more just and compassionate healthcare system.

Together, we can honor the legacy of Juneteenth by continuing to strive for a future where everyone receives the care and respect they deserve.