Sun River Health hosted and participated in long-established Juneteenth Freedom Celebrations throughout the Hudson Valley, New York City, and Long Island to bring communities together, highlight the central role of the four African American mothers who founded the organization in the early 1970s, and support Sun River Health’s ongoing, mission-driven work in equitable health care.
“Juneteenth is a central day for us, our communities, and the patients we serve,” said Rev. Jeannette J. Phillips, Sun River Health Founder and EVP of Community Development. “We can trace a clear line from the first Juneteenth in 1865, to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, to the founding of our first health center in 1975, to our work today at Sun River Health. Bringing health care to everyone, no matter the color of their skin, is truly a part of what liberation means.”