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HHS Announces Partnership with Morehouse School of Medicine to Fight COVID-19 in Racial and Ethnic Minority and Vulnerable Communities$40 Million Initiative Will Help Communities Hardest Hit by the PandemicThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) announced the selection of the Morehouse School of Medicine as the awardee for a new $40 million initiative to fight COVID-19 in racial and ethnic minority, rural and socially vulnerable communities. The Morehouse School of Medicine will enter into a cooperative agreement with OMH to lead the initiative to coordinate a strategic network of national, state, territorial,...

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What Americans Can Do to Address Systemic Racism and Achieve Health EquityJune 11th, 2020 I can’t breathe! This has become an all too familiar cry for many African Americans who everyday struggle to breathe in a society suffocated by systemic racism and entrenched inequities. They struggle to live in a society that has intentionally erected barrier after barrier intended to weaken their bodies and hasten their deaths. What we have is the perfect storm for a disaster—a serious health crisis, an inequitable method of health delivery, millions of uninsured and under-insured people, an uneven...

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GOOGLE AWARDS $1 MILLION GRANT TO THE SATCHER HEALTH LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE AT MOREHOUSE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE TO STUDY RACIAL IMPACT OF COVID-19 This partnership will enable the real-time COVID-19 collection and study of detailed demographic data about the communities of color that are being hit hardest by the pandemic. Atlanta, GA - May 28, 2020 -- The COVID-19 outbreak is having a disproportionate impact on communities of color, raising urgent questions about why that’s happening -- and about what can be done to reduce risk and harm for people of color. A new $1 million grant from Google.org...

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The Health Equity Leadership & Exchange Network (HELEN) in conjunction withThe Johns Hopkins University Pressis proud to announce a new special series:Health Equity in America About the Book Series:Health Equity in America is an ambitious project, meant to both define health equity across diverse scholarly disciplines, and to familiarize its concepts for a broad swath of Americans. In keeping with the outstanding work that has been done thus far to bring attention to issues impacting health equity, we believe that carefully chosen words – books – can shape conversations, influence the culture in...

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Thank you for joining our health equity webinar and submitting insightful questions that will help us to continue to advance health equity. On February 22, 2017, HELEN and Community Catalyst worked together to host a webinar entitled "The Continuing Struggle for Health Equity: A Look at the Challenges and Opportunities for Health Reform and Health Equity in 2017 and Beyond." Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland provided special remarks and Dr. Brian Smedley moderated a riveting discussion presented by Daniel Dawes and Dara S. Taylor. For those members who registered, a recording of the event is now available in the library for download....