February Hopkins Health Equity Discussion
Sponsored by the Society of Black Alumni
February's discussion will focus on the history behind, and themes explored in the film, Power to Heal: Medicare and the Civil Rights Revolution, an hour-long public television documentary that tells a poignant chapter in the historic struggle to secure equal and adequate access to healthcare for all Americans and how Medicare was used to coordinate efforts that desegregated thousands of hospitals across the country in a matter of months. The discussion will be led by our special guest, Dr. Karen Thomas.
Mission: The Johns Hopkins Health Equity Group is a solutions-driven group that works to create healthier communities through advocacy, policy review and reform, and community empowerment to create more equitable health outcomes in underserved communities.
Vision: Our collective efforts empower underserved communities through education and provide resources to create equity in health and wellbeing. We are committed to addressing social determinants of health through:
o Health advocacy;
o Community engagement and empowerment;
o Policy review and reform; and
o Achieving equitable health outcomes.
The Hopkins Health Equity Group meets at noon on the first Thursday of each month. We look forward to you joining the conversation!