Our challenge:

Health disparity: differences in health and health care between popular groups. 

Health disparity generally refers to a higher burden of illness, injury, disability, or death experienced by one popular group relative to another group. 

Health Disparities in the Deaf Community:

  • Obesity

  • Domestic Violence

  • Suicidal Thoughts

  • Smoking

  • Health Literary

Our solutions:

  • To identify issues essential to reduce health disparities (not equal) between Deaf and general population, across the nation

  • To create partnerships between Deaf communities, researchers, and health providers

Partners in Deaf Health wants to spread our message of hope and compassion. We believe that a single action can make a difference in the community, and that collective action can greatly impact the world. Through advocacy and outreach activities, our team works tirelessly each day to contribute their part to the greater good.

Board of Directors

Susan Demers-McLetchie


Arlene Sankey

Vice President / Treasurer

Chris Kelley


Board Members

Jason Rotoli
Shazia Siddiqi
Samuel Dien
IV Mirus
Dorothy Wilkins
Tiffany Panko
John T. Reid

©2020 by Partners in Deaf Health, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.