This study is designed to test the potential interest in and financial support for a comprehensive campaign for The Divine Mercy Health Center, Little Rock, Arkansas region. The study addresses three general areas of interest: 1) the interviewee's history, relationship to and knowledge of DMHC, 2) knowledge of and perspective on the strategic interest of DMHC in a comprehensive campaign, and 3) personal philanthropic interest in DMHC and in a new comprehensive campaign. The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete, and your participation is very important to our plans! Thank you for your time.
Nota Bene: The advent of Covid-19 in the middle of DMHC’s feasibility assessment is having a direct impact on our vision and plans for expanded health care for those living in “zones of disadvantage.” Recent statistical studies on the impact of Covid-19 are showing that health disparities are once again defined by Zip Code location. The lived-reality of many persons in certain Zip Codes which are defined by the socio-economic conditions, class and racial backgrounds of the population, also show that these very location suffer the most in health care crises and pandemics.
USA Today authors note in a May 3, 2020 article the following: “Data on coronavirus deaths in the US shows a disturbing trend: The virus is killing black Americans at a higher rate.” Again, our authors note: “Activists working to level out racial disparities in health care, food access and safety are urging systemic change. (April 10) In the poorest neighborhoods, where median household income is less than $35,000, the COVID-19 infection rate was twice as high as in the nation’s wealthiest ZIP codes, with income more than $75,000.”
DMHC’s vision is to be a “health care center” that advocates for health care access, safe, remote and virtual access for the communities most affected by socio-economic, class and racial backgrounds. DMHC’s vision is to reach those most in need with a health care delivery model that thrives in situations of need and adversity. Please help us plan for the health care of the future by providing us your candid responses today.