Lane Equity Coalition (LEC)
Live Healthy Lane believes everyone should have the opportunity to live a healthy life. Inequalities in our social, economic, environmental, and structural systems result in differences in health outcomes, or health inequities, which are systematic, preventable, and unjust. Addressing health inequities requires eliminating barriers to health including poverty, racism, and other forms of discrimination that result in lack of access to health care, safe neighborhoods, quality education, housing, and fair wage employment. Understanding that health equity requires a coordinated effort, the Lane Equity Coalition (LEC) is a coordinated, collaborative group committed to advancing authentic community engagement, promoting health equity, and reducing barriers which prevent equal access and opportunity.
Coalition membership is open to any individual or organization which subscribes to the mission of the Coalition. Coalition members include individuals, stakeholders, and organizations with passion, diverse skills, expertise, and influence. The Coalition strives to reflect the diversity of Lane County and ensure a voice to those communities who are most affected by disparities. Contact us to join!
LEC Rural Outreach Project
A LEC subcommittee is working to strengthen rural partnerships including Black people, Indigenous peoples, and other People of Color, with the aim learning how to build capacity to address health inequities as part of the 2021-25 CHP. The initial focus of the subcommittee's work is in Cottage Grove and Siuslaw upriver communities (including Mapleton, Swisshome, and Deadwood.)