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Posted on: June 3, 2020

LiveWell Douglas County's commitment to addressing systemic inequities

LiveWell Douglas County

Throughout its history, LiveWell Douglas County has focused on improving the lives of people who live and work in Douglas County (Kansas). 

We are committed to addressing the structural and systemic inequities in policies, systems and environments that for generations have prevented our communities from being places where all can thrive. We recognize that here, in our local community, we have work to do. 

Research shows that our black neighbors in Douglas County are more likely to struggle with lower wages, experience financial insecurity and lose years of potential life due to poor health factors relative to our white neighbors. 

We recognize we have not done enough. We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, the Indigenous Peoples Movement and all of our neighbors who are marginalized or oppressed, and pledge to do more and to labor for the day that our Douglas County communities support the health, safety and well-being of all.