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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...

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Use of Clinical Algorithms That Have the Potential To Introduce Racial/Ethnic Bias Into Healthcare Delivery (Open for submission until 11:59 p.m. ET on April 16, 2021)The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is seeking information from the public on clinical algorithms that are used or recommended in medical practice and any evidence on clinical algorithms that may introduce bias into clinical decision making and/or influence access to care, quality of care, or health outcomes for racial and ethnic minorities and people who are socioeconomically disadvantaged.

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As we commemorate Black history month, let's reflect on the impactful "Jessica's Story" an excerpt from Daniel E. Dawes' book, "The Political Determinants of Health" which highlights the inequities faced by BIPOC communities and preventing them from achieving their best health. Please take a moment to watch this animation and share with your communities!Watch Animation

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January 25, 2021– Google CEO, Sundair Pichai, shares their message regarding providing grants to help create equitable access to COVID-19 vaccination sites.The Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine will be an integral collaborator in this effort as they will work to collect COVID-19 vaccination data that will aid in providing the resources needed to health providers and community leaders to educate and build trust amongst vulnerable communities who are not receiving the access to vaccines that they need.Read Google’s Full Message: https://blog.google/technology/health/vaccines-how-were-helping

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CDC Foundation WEBINARThursday January 28, 2021 12:00–1:00 PM ETThe COVID-19 pandemic continues to strain our nation’s health systems, and burden communities nationwide. Safe and effective vaccines are in early stages of distribution, and vaccine campaigns face a variety of challenges that could hinder their success.At this event, CDC COVID-19 Response Vaccine Task Force Chief Medical Officer Amanda Cohn, MD, will present the latest information about available vaccines and current vaccine distribution plans, in conversation with CDC Foundation President and CEO Judy Monroe, MD. Afterwards, leaders from community-based organizations (CBOs) will join the conversation to discuss ways to...