HELEN News

April 2021

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Variation in Reporting of the Race and Ethnicity of COVID-19 Cases and Deaths Across US States: April 12, 2020, and November 9, 2020Megan D. Douglas, JD, Ebony Respress, MSPH, Anne H. Gaglioti, MD, MS, Chaohua Li, MPH, Mitchell A. Blount, MPH, Jammie Hopkins, DrPH, MS, Peter T. Baltrus, PhD, Robina Josiah Willock, PhD, MPH, Lee S. Caplan, MD, PhD, MPH, Daniel E. Dawes, JD, and Dominic Mack, MD, MBACOVID-19 has infected more than 114 million people worldwide, killing more than 2.5 million.1 Every US state has COVID-19 infections, with more than 28.6 million cases and more than 513 000 deaths in the United States.2 In early April 2020,...

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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