Each year the City of Forest Hill recognizes and celebrates the month of February as "Black History Month".
As the City and our Nation continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, health and wellness are at the forefront of everything in lives - ever present in determing
the framework of our work, school and home routines. As the pandemic has shown, there is widespread disparity of access to quality healthcare that negatively impacts
outcomes for blacks and other minorities. The rise of fields such as public and community health has led to a rise in preventative care and focus on body positivity,
exercise and nutrition as well as emotional and mental health. The City of Forest Hill honors those who have fought through the Jim Crow era and desegregation, and
who have celebrated the passage of the Civil Rigths Act and the Affordable Care Act that gave better accesss to medical care for Americans of all colors.
Therefore, I proclaim February 2022 as "Black History Month" in the City of Forest Hill and encourage our citizens to join in celebrating our history throughout the coming
days. Looking to the past to provide us the knowledge, rituals, and traditions of our life experiences, through eduction, activism, and determination, good healthcare
will be available to our families and communities.