MSM and the United Health Foundation Host the 2021 Digital Health Equity Virtual Convening
Health experts, clinicians, and researchers to discuss health equity, access to primary care, and policy solutions.
ATLANTA – NOVEMBER 15, 2021 – The National Center for Primary Care at Morehouse School of Medicine, in partnership with the United Health Foundation, is hosting the 2021 Digital Health Tools Virtual Convening on Thursday, November 18, 2:00 p.m. EST via Zoom. The annual event will highlight the role that federal and state policies have on health care access and health equity, showcase the findings of the National Center for Primary Care Digital Health Tools Study and highlight the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on primary care and other underserved health care settings.
As part of the virtual convening, participants of a reaction panel will discuss lessons learned and future directions for primary care delivery, digital health tools and health equity.
- Kristi Henderson, DNP, NP-C, FAAN, FAEN, CEO for MedExpress and Senior Vice President, Center for Digital Health & Innovation, OptumHealth, part of UnitedHealth Group
- Odell Barnwell, III, MD, Pediatrician/Co-Owner/Investor at South Atlanta Pediatrics
- Angelica Geter, DrPH, MPH, Chief Strategy Officer at the Black Women’s Health Imperative
“The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare for the public the health inequities we have long known are there,” said Dr. Dominic Mack, Director, National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine. “Morehouse School of Medicine’s mission is to lead the advancement of health equity, and technology is a critical tool to reach patients and provide care. This event will discuss these issues, and present viable solutions for the future in primary care.”
Learn more about the Digital Health Tools Study here.
About Morehouse School of Medicine
Founded in 1975, Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) is among the nation’s leading educators of primary care physicians, biomedical scientists, and public health professionals. An independent and private historically-Black medical school, MSM was recognized by the Annals of Internal Medicine as the nation’s number one medical school in fulfilling a social mission—the creation and advancement of health equity. MSM faculty and alumni are noted for excellence in teaching, research, and public policy, as well as exceptional patient care. MSM is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award doctoral and master’s degrees. To learn more about programs and donate today, please visit www.msm.edu or call 404-752-1500.
Nicole V. Linton