Morehouse School of Medicine's Dr. Daniel Dawes is Keynote Speaker at Catholic Health Assembly
CHA's Equity Pledge a Bold Call to Action for Health Equity.
Dawes urged CHA and its members to continue the leadership they showed in advocating for the Affordable Care Act as they push for other policies that will foster health equity. He mentioned the current debate in Congress over a wide-ranging infrastructure plan as an example of policymaking that could have a deep impact on communities.
Working to shape political determinants is "not a movement for the faint of heart," Dawes said. He added: "We must have the courage to do enough, and we must persevere until the job is done."