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.