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Please SIGN ON and help us share this sign-on letter FAR AND WIDE before the deadline, this Friday (9/17) at 10am ET/9am CT/8am MT/7am PT. This letter will go to senators asking that they support the House Energy and Commerce Committee policy to provide a permanent & comprehensive fix to America’s coverage gap. This gap is currently leaving over 2 million uninsured Americans living under the poverty line, predominantly from communities of color, without any access to healthcare coverage. Because this is the only health care policy in the Build Back Better...

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KENNEDY-SATCHER INAUGURAL SYMPOSIUM September 28 & September 29, 2021 11am - 2pm The Kennedy-Satcher Center for Mental Health Equity at the Satcher Health Leadership Institute is excited to introduce "Mental Health Equity is Health Equity" a 2-day symposium.  We invite our community partners and supporters to join us on September 28, 2021 and September 29, 2021 from 11am - 2pm EST. This event will touch on important topics in the Mental Health Equity movement such as Policy & Data, Clinical Services, Cultural Humility & Sensitivity, and Uplifting Invisible Voices.     AGENDA SIGN UP FOR THE SYMPOSIUM NOW  

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            The Inaugural Garth N. Graham Distinguished Lectureship Award Spotlighting trail blazers that are leading the creation and advancement of health equity.Registration is free and participants can sign up in advance by visiting: https://bit.ly/3hDqgPj Atlanta, GA – September 16, 2021— Today, the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine (SHLI), The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC), and YouTube announced the Inaugural Garth N. Graham Distinguished Lectureship Award.  “During his tenure at HHS, Dr. Garth N. Graham yielded...

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Expanding Voter Rolls Could Improve People's Health, Experts Say— "High level of correlation" between voting and better health outcomesby Joyce Frieden, Washington Editor, MedPage Today September 20, 2021 share to facebookshare to twittershare to linkedin email articleWhat's a good way to improve population health? One answer might surprise you: increasing the number of patients registered to vote."There is a high level of correlation between people who are engaged in voting and better health outcomes," Adam Fox, deputy director of the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, said last week at a webinar...

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Call for Book Chapters: Climate Change & Health Equity JusticeExamining the Intersection of the Climate Crisis With Our Most Vulnerable PopulationsSummaryFramed using the political determinants of health perspective, this manuscript will focus on the historical, contemporary, and future impacts of climate change applying an intersectional lens of health equity, advocacy, and solution-based actions for marginalized communities, domestically and globally.Current works highlight the deleterious impacts due to the climate crisis in under-resourced black, indigenous, and people of color communities. However, this book will advance the conversation of climate change effects on disproportionately impacted groups such as racial...