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Ensure the health & well-being of Black Greater Grand Rapids

A focus on health and well-being was central to the work of Black Impact Collaborative, as COVID-19 was our entrypoint for formation. Lacking sound data, at the time, on death rates for Great Black Grand Rapids due to COVID-19, Black Impact Collaborative was driven by the data coming out in Detroit and nationally about Black death. As such, Black Impact Collaborative moved feverishly to increase testing sites, education through public service announcements, increase the use and attainment of personal protective equipment, increase contact tracing, and address the behavioral health concerns that were emerging in Black Greater Grand Rapids as a result of COVID-19.