Community Engagement Day

On Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, just two days after Valerie Montgomery Rice, M.D., was announced as the sixth president of Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), the campus opened its doors to hundreds of families and children for a ‘Community Engagement Day.’ The day was conceptualized to collaborate with the community to serve community through a variety of activities such as health screenings, fitness classes, and public forums on women’s empowerment and leadership. Four years later, the day continues to honor our mission to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities and address primary health care through programs in education, research, and service.

Community Engagement Day is an annual event that highlights the best of MSM’s partnerships and collaborations with neighborhood residents and other external partners in service, research, patient care, and training. This free, day-long event attracts over 300 members of the community. The family-friendly programming continues to include valuable health screenings, fitness classes, educational workshops, STEAM activities, healthy food shopping, live entertainment and more.

Read more about the collective impact approach we take for Community Engagement Day to lead the creation and advancement of health equity through community engagement.

  • Over 42 exhibitors participated in Community Engagement Day 2018, with a turnout of nearly 400 community members
  • Nearly 400 community members attended Community Engagement Day at the Villages at Carver Family YMCA
  • The South Atlanta Fresh Market booth, led by Pamela Cooper, Manager of Recruitment and Retention Core, Clinical Research Center at MSM provides free fresh vegetables and fruit baskets to guest of Community Engagement Day
  • Bearings Bike Shop speaks with Community Engagement Day guests
  • Youth from the Villages at Carver neighborhood register for Community Engagement Day 2018
  • Author, Tanisha Hall, exhibits her book titled, Breath, discussing her journey to cope with grief after becoming a millennial widow
  • Georgia CAN provides information on how communities can take action to support changes needed to address issues facing Georgia’s kids
  • Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center exhibits educational information
  • The Suburban Black Ladies League exhibits educational information on menopause, hormones, and stress management
  • Care Source exhibits to provide information about Medicaid to Community Engagement Day guest
  • Jarrod Lockhart, M.Ed., Assistant Director, Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) Academy and Pipeline Initiatives, Office for Educational Outreach and Health Careers facilitates S.T.E.A.M. activities with youth and provides information on MSM’s pipeline programs
  • Atlanta BeltLine provides information on new trail expansions


Community Engagement Day 2019

Community Engagement Day 2019 will be Saturday, October 12, 2019, 9am-3pm. Register to attend or exhibit.