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Access & Availability of Healthcare for African Americans

Buncombe County Health and Human Services is sponsoring a Lunch & Learn series that focuses on the history of African Americans in Buncombe County. This developed from a community request to help preserve this information.  The purpose is two-fold:

  1. to capture the historical perspectives of older African Americans in our community, &
  2. to use that perspective to help inform and inspire current efforts to revitalize the Black community.

Sharon West is the Women Veterans Program Manager at the Department of Veterans Affairs. She is also a consultant at Four Seasons Hospice, adjunct faculty for the BSN Program and Transcultural Nursing at Mars Hill University, and a member of the NC Public Health Commission. 

Buncombe County is excited to present a new video in the BCtalks series. Filmed around Buncombe County, BCtalks intends to bring you knowledge worth sharing.