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MSM Partners with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to Combat COVID-19 and Advance Health Equity in Minority Communities
Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) was awarded a new $40 million grant to fight COVID-19 in racial and ethnic minority, rural and socially vulnerable communities by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH). The National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (NCRN) includes local, state, and national partners representing the following racial and ethnic groups (African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, American Indians, and Alaska Natives) in addition to other vulnerable populations such as those who are incarcerated, justice-involved, and migrant workers in the farming and meat-packing industries. Learn more.
MSM Researchers Find GA counties with More Black Residents Have Higher Rates of COVID-19
In order to identify county-level characteristics associated with high COVID-19 burden, researchers from the National Center for Primary Care at Morehouse School of Medicine studied sociodemographic factors as predictors of COVID-19 confirmed case rates using linear regression models. They specifically examined the state of Georgia, finding counties with a larger percentage of black population had higher confirmed COVID-19 case rates, independent of proportion of people in the county who were poor and uninsured. Learn more.
United Health Foundation Partners with Morehouse School of Medicine to Expand Access to Digital Health Technologies for Rural and Under-served Communities
The United Health Foundation on Thursday announced a new partnership with the Morehouse School of Medicine’s National Center for Primary Care to examine how digital tools could be leveraged to support underserved and rural communities in four Southeastern states. The partnership is funded through a three-year, $1.1 million grant and will support scientific research examining how to make digital health technology more accessible and useful for residents of urban and rural underserved communities across Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina and Tennessee. Learn more.
National Center for Primary Care at Morehouse School of Medicine Receives 3rd consecutive Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award!
The overarching goal of this Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award: Dissemination Initiative is to disseminate evidence generated by PCORI around patient-centered diabetes self-management strategies to front line primary care clinicians (PCC), quality improvement (QI) staff, and patients with non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDD) so that communities of patients and PCCs can engage in chronic disease management strategies that are effective, minimize harm, and reduce financial burdens for patients. The primary objective of this proposal is to effectively disseminate patient centered outcomes research (PCOR) evidence that shows glucose self-monitoring has no clear benefit for diabetic control or quality of life for patients with NIDD to PCCs, patients with NIDD, and QI staff in our large, regional practice-based research network (PBRN) composed of Federally Qualified Health Centers. Dr. Anne Gaglioti, MD is the PI for Project.