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   We’re excited to announce that the 2020 March on Washington Film Festival all-access pass is now on SALE! With more than 20 events over seven days, our first-ever virtual Film Festival will bring a roster of documentaries, engaging panels, performances, and short films to a national audience. Films will be available for viewing the entire week of the festival with curated conversations happening throughout.Purchase your all-access passes now, on sale for $20 through August 31st. As younger generations are taking the lead in our present-day movement, we are reminded of the power of authentic storytelling and...

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 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 14, 2020  CONTACTDylan Opalich  Chairman Neal and Ways and Means Committee Democrats Release Report Examining Longstanding Inequities in American Health System “Left Out: Barriers to Health Equity for Rural and Underserved Communities” presents an honest, holistic analysis of the many cross-sector and historically rooted challenges facing residents of underserved communities  SPRINGFIELD, MA – Today, House Ways and Means Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) released a staff report, titled “Left Out: Barriers to Health Equity for Rural and Underserved Communities” that analyzes the barriers to health care in underserved...

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In 1966, Dr Martin Luther King Jr stated, “of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane”. These words remain ever true and relevant in our current climate of health care.The COVID-19 pandemic has substantially affected health care on a global scale, and has magnified the inequities in access to health care that existed before. This pandemic has highlighted the equity gap in outcomes for marginalised communities, specifically the Black community, as starkly shown by the disparate morbidity and mortality from COVID-19 in individuals from these communities compared with the majority...

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Why Is COVID-19 Killing So Many Black Americans?The answer, according to researchers, is racism. But the Black community is fighting back. By Andrea Collier | June 30, 2020Print BookmarkCOVID-19 threatens the health of Americans in a way that hasn’t happened since the Spanish Flu in 1919. At this writing, it has killed half a million people around the world—a quarter of whom were Americans. The virus brought the economy to its knees, with unemployment rates and business closings that look more like the Great Depression than a mere downturn.But the suffering inflicted by COVID-19 is not...

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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,...