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Health Equity Workshop – July 29, 2017

You are invited to this Health Equity Workshop whether you’re a health professional or a community member. This one-day training is designed to help develop the common language necessary to explore how discrimination and social identities impact health outcomes. It will address how racism, sexism, ableism, and other oppressions lead to negative health outcomes, and […]

“Listening Engagement” on August 12 & 13, 2017

This is fun but very important—listening to community residents’ thoughts about the strengths of their neighborhoods and what changes they’d like to see.  You don’t need to know anything about ISAAC to help.  You get a partner, a clipboard with the questions to ask, a map of the part of the neighborhood that’s yours to […]

President’s Message

Oh what a night! I would like to thank the Kalamazoo Community for your support of the 2017 ISAAC banquet. It was an awesome night and the turnout was amazing. I want to include a portion of my opening statement that was read at the banquet: “Tonight, I stand! Tonight, we stand in the power […]

ISAAC Banquet Photos!

Huge thanks to everyone who made the May 6, 2017 Banquet such a success—by being there yourself or donating tickets for others, by encouraging your congregation or organization to come, by donating or bidding on silent auction items, by speaking on stage or working behind the scenes, by ushering or working at the VIP or […]

ISAAC is now registered with AmazonSmile!

Do you make purchases on If so, you can purchase items while giving to ISAAC! There is no additional cost to you! How: AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on When you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile […]

“The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills”

Whether you hear Dr. David Ansell speak on June 6 or not, you’ll want to hear this interview with him by Earlene McMichael on WMUK: WSW: Inequality in America Kills, Expert Says Never once did one of Dr. David Ansell’s patients receive a transplant in his 27 years at one public Chicago hospital, yet patients […]

Youth Violence Prevention News: Future Leaders for Peace June 17

Congratulations to the Youth Violence Prevention Task Force Co-Chair Venessa Collins-Smith for her Leader of the Year award!  Venessa was honored at the ISAAC Banquet on May 6.  We thank Venessa for her leadership and creativity in developing the Future Leaders for Peace curriculum.  Our Future Leaders for Peace (FLFP) also presented at the Banquet, […]