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PURPOSEThis initiative seeks to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable communities by mobilizing elected/appointed officials, and community leaders to advance health equity interventions, programs, and policies in their respective jurisdictions. A selective cohort of policy officials and community leaders will be challenged to create actionable steps toward alleviating disproportionate health outcomes by utilizing the Political Determinants of Health (PDOH) framework. Elected/appointed officials and community members will be better equipped to develop and implement actionable solutions to close the health gap.PROGRAMSHLI seeks to partner and support diverse groups in building equitable and sustainable pathways for...

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In observance of Minority Health Month, we are excited to premiere the 2-part animated series of "The Allegory of the Orchard", an excerpt from The Political Determinants of Health by Daniel E. Dawes. In the allegory we see  examples of the barriers and challenges that racial and ethnic minority communities face and why it is crucial that we identify, understand, and respond to the political determinants of health that are negatively impacting our most vulnerable communities.We hope you take the time to watch & share!PART I: https://lnkd.in/dpJVbRNPART II: ...

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Join the Student Taskforce on ACEs and Resilience (STAR) for an expert panel and follow-up discussion on racism in healthcare Date And TimeTue, April 13, 20216:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT About this EventCome learn about how racism manifests in the healthcare system, how it impacts patient outcomes, and what we can collectively do to confront and/or prevent racist practices and attitudes in healthcare settings.Featuring the following distinguished speakers:Dr. Amy Garvey - Interventional Radiology Resident, Emory University; Member of White Coats for Black LivesDr. Silvia Pereira-Smith - Assistant Professor, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Medical University of South...

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25th Annual Rosalynn Carter Georgia Mental Health ForumMay 20: 1 - 3:15 p.m. May 21: 11 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.   This year's forum will be held virtually. Please check back soon for details.https://www.cartercenter.org/health/mental_health/forum/index.html 

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Data and Technology Can Help Us Make Progress on COVID InequitiesThe pandemic gives an opportunity to turn the tide for our nation’s most vulnerable communitiesBy Daniel E. Dawes, Karen DeSalvo on March 27, 2021​Credit: Getty ImagesThe COVID-19 pandemic is the latest chapter in the “Tale of Two Health Systems” saga that has played out in the U.S. during every public health crisis dating back centuries. The pandemic has disproportionately devastated communities of color, proving that we can no longer ignore the need to address health inequities in...