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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...

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SAVE THE DATEPlease join the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine in their upcoming Health Equity Tracker Launch Event taking place on Thursday, April 29, 2021 from 1-2:30 PM EST.HEALTHEQUITYTRACKER.ORGThe vision of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute is to be the leading transformational force for health equity. The mission of SHLI is to create systemic change at the intersection of policy and equity. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, SHLI has collaborated with Google.org to develop and design HealthEquityTracker.org, a public facing data platform that goes beyond showing the disparate impact of...

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The American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) is very concerned about the impact of COVID-19 on persons with disabilities and has launched a cross disability survey to look at vaccine hesitancy and access challenges people with disabilities are encountering. The objective of the  COVID-19 and Vaccine Survey for Adults with Disabilities is to better understand the reasons adults with disabilities have or will take the vaccine, are not sure about taking the vaccine, or have decided not to take the vaccine.  This information will be shared with the disability community, health and public health professionals, policymakers,...

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CHICAGO — The American Medical Association (AMA) and the Satcher Health Leadership Institute (SHLI) at Morehouse School of Medicine today announced a collaborative educational initiative to empower physician-led advocacy that advances equity and removes barriers to optimal health for marginalized people and communities.Under the mentorship of renowned multidisciplinary health equity experts, the new Medical Justice in Advocacy post-doctoral fellowship program will annually convene and train 10 physicians desiring greater knowledge and skills in confronting the root causes of inequity in communities across the country. The fellowship will mobilize physicians to be part of the next generation of advocacy...