Morehouse School of Medicine Partners with the City of East Point for Inaugural East Point Health Equity Summit
Free Event Will Provide Health Resources and Screenings for East Point Residents
and Opportunities for Community Conversations on Health Equity
ATLANTA – AUGUST 10, 2022 – Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) is teaming up with the City of East Point to hold its inaugural Health Equity Summit on Saturday, August 13, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the East Point City Annex Auditorium (3121 Norman Berry Drive, East Point, GA 30344). The event is free to the public and will include health screenings, information, resources, and "community conversations" related to health equity in East Point. The Summit is being hosted by Hight Health. Several local community organizations will be present, including Market 166 and the East Point Local Food Ecosystem Commission. Other vendors include the Health Law Partnership, Wholesome Wave Georgia, American Heart Association, and Fulton County Voter Education and Outreach.
"East Point is committed to improving the health of the community," said Megan Douglas, Director of Research and Policy at the National Center for Primary Care, which is located at Morehouse School of Medicine. "We are excited to partner with East Point on their first Health Equity Summit and to engage with the East Point community, community organizations, and other partners to share resources and information at this event."
"The East Point Health Equity Summit will amplify our efforts to advance health equity in our community," said City of East Point Mayor Deana Holiday Ingraham. "Partnering with Morehouse School of Medicine, Hight Health, the event sponsors, and vendors will help us dismantle health inequities and provide resources to support access to affordable, quality, comprehensive services that improve the health and well-being of East Pointers as well as residents in surrounding communities."
The East Point Health Equity Summit is part of the health equity partnership launched last year when the National Center for Primary Care at Morehouse School of Medicine was chosen by US Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Minority Health to participate in the Framework to Address Health Disparities Through Collaborative Policy Efforts program. This initiative is designed to help identify and address policies that may create or perpetuate health disparities and contribute to structural racism.
Additional information about the City of East Point is available at EastPointCity.org.
Additional information about Hight Health is available at www.hight.health.
For more information on Morehouse School of Medicine, please visit MSM.edu.
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 MSM.edu or call 404-752-1500.
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