Cone Health Black and African American Healthcare Network Group
Greensboro, NC

In 2012, Cone Health created the Black and African American Healthcare Network Group (BAHNG), a critical component of the organization's efforts to address health care disparities for black and African American patients. Cone’s mission is to promote and celebrate the spirit of inclusion throughout Cone Health and to promote professional and personal growth while continuing to focus on the purpose, intent and values of the organization. Although a majority of the group’s members identify as black or African American, other racial and ethnic groups are also represented. 

BANHG provides information to employees and the community on health disparities faced by blacks and African Americans. BAHNG also provides information on how to overcome health disparities with nutrition and exercise. BAHNG’s workshops and health screenings address ways to remove barriers to good health for blacks and African Americans through identifying disparities, simplifying health care information, providing health checks, sharing exercise and nutrition tips, promoting healthy lifestyle opportunities and hearing employee testimonials. 

“I enjoy being a part of such a respectful, intelligent and enthusiastic network group. Being a part of BAHNG has given me the chance to work on a variety of hospital and community events. I am proud to be part of such a talented, fun and motivated team that is dedicated to making an impact on the health system and community." ~ Kerrica Evans, Member

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