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2021 has been a year of growth, opportunities, innovation, and successes for the team at the Satcher Health Leadership Institute (SHLI) at Morehouse School of Medicine. This year we welcomed new staff members, senior fellows, and interns to the team who have all contributed to advancing Dr. David Satcher’s legacy of working towards eliminating health disparities for racial and ethnic minorities through education, programs, and continued research of health inequities.READ FULL LETTER HERE

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 The Kennedy-Satcher Center for Mental Health Equity (KSCMHE), in partnership with the Wellpath Cares Foundation, will host a series of virtual roundtables to address the landscape of inequities that affect justice-involved individuals. The invited panelists will represent a diverse, inclusive, and unique set of voices in the field, to speak on a myriad of issues that influence outcomes for individuals affected by the criminal justice system. KSCMHE will outreach experts, leaders, and people with lived experience to accurately depict the state of criminal justice and equity in America, in real-time. Participation in our programming will be as equitable...

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The Satcher Health Leadership Institute (SHLI) is now accepting applications for the 2022 Community Health Leadership Program (CHLP). The SHLI-CHLP is designed to close the gap between academic medicine or academic health centers and the communities of greatest need by connecting to people who are most affected by disparities. The goal is to develop and/or enhance community health leaders who are educated, motivated, and mobilized to lead community groups in changing health behavior, improving environmental health, and influencing policies to support community health. This year’s focus area will be on climate change and environmental health equity. The 2022 cohort...

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 Mitigating Inequities Caused or Exacerbated by the COVID-19 PandemicByTurquoise Sidibe, MPHNovember 19, 2021PPartnerships and Impact As we have seen during the COVID-19 pandemic, health and social disparities exist that result in disproportionately higher rates of exposure, illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19 for marginalized communities. In January, the White House established a Presidential COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force, which last week released a comprehensive report with recommendations for mitigating inequities caused or exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and for preventing such inequities in the future.Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS, who led the Task Force,...

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Join the Satcher Health Leadership Institute for the launch of their latest webinar series focusing on advancing medical cannabis health equity.Our first session will center around, “Informing, Educating, and Empowering” historically marginalized communities and people. We are thrilled to share that our program will be moderated by Stanley Atkins, II and will feature our Medical Cannabis and Cannabis Justice expert panelists from “The Cannabis Health Equity Movement ” (CHEM).Please make sure to register, zoom link provided upon completion of registration: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/554220bb6a4041eb8e3...