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October 2021

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October 18, 2021, Atlanta, GA - The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) announced the election of 90 regular members and 10 international members during its annual meeting. Daniel E. Dawes, JD, executive director of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine and associate professor in the Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, is among the Academy's new members. Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. New members are elected by current members...

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Opinion Confronting the Political Determinants of Gun ViolenceAddressing health inequities in the U.S. requires social and historical contextfacebookOctober 18, 2021DATAGUNS AUTHORSJoseph V. Sakran is a survivor of gun violence, a member of the Health Equity Task Force for the Health Equity Tracker at Satcher Health Leadership Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine, and a trauma surgeon and director of emergency general surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He received an M.D. from the Medical School for International Health at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel, a master’s...

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SHLI Lunch & Learn Webinar Series Session 2: Civic Engagement and Climate Change Policies October 27. 2021 11AM - 1:00PM EST   The Satcher Health Leadership Institute (SHLI) at Morehouse School of Medicine and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) have partnered to provide a bi-monthly lunch and learn series for legislators, policymakers, institutional leaders, and community advocates. This series will focus on addressing civic engagement, climate change policies, community mobilization, water quality, carbon emissions, energy and power conservation, and climate change effects on vulnerable communities through a policy and health equity lens.    Registration is free and now open!  ...

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Health Equity Tracker Adds Covid-19 Vaccination Data to Dashboard Atlanta, GA – October 12, 2021—The Satcher Health Leadership Institute's (SHLI) Health Equity Tracker has launched vaccination data as part of its' most recent update. The newly added data tells the story of the many underlying factors that contribute to vaccine hesitancy and inequitable vaccine access for historically marginalized and impacted racial and ethnic communities.In an effort to take transformative action towards achieving health equity, the latest update to the Health Equity Tracker incorporates the best available data on Covid-19 vaccinations from public sources, including the Center for...

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