Free forum includes entry to Blacks In White exhibit dedicated to showcasing the medical contributions African American and Black healthcare professionals from Baltimore have made in medicine.
BALTIMORE — In an ongoing commitment to advance equity, inclusion and diversity, MedStar Health is proud to partner with the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African America History & Culture, for “A Conversation About Health Equity,” an expert panel discussion addressing health equity through a lens of research, medical education and clinical practice. The forum will be held at the museum, Nov. 28th from 5:30 to 8 p.m., and is free to the public with registration.
Bradley S. Chambers, senior vice president and chief operating officer for the Baltimore region of MedStar Health, will offer welcome remarks to start the conversation, moderated by Sandy Harris, vice president, Equity, Inclusion & Diversity, MedStar Health. Angela D. Thomas, vice president of healthcare delivery research at MedStar Health Research Institute, will deliver the keynote address.
“How befitting that this open dialogue between diversity experts and community members be held at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum,” Chambers said. “It’s in his spirit of perseverance that we explore ways to level the playing field, change the trajectory of health equity data, and integrate health equity into clinical practice, research and medical education. We are energized at MedStar Health to work together and are honored to be their supporting partner.”
The panel discussion will include:
- Sandy Johnson Harris, vice president of Equity, Inclusion & Diversity (EI&D) for MedStar Health, Moderator
- Angela D. Thomas, DrPH, MPH, MBA, vice president of healthcare delivery research at MedStar Health Research Institute
- Jessica Galarraga, MD, MPH, assistant vice president of Health Equity for Medstar Health
- Michelle Roett, MD, MPH, FAAFP, professor and chair, and clinical chief of Family Medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Topics will include Baltimore-specific health care disparities, maternal health, and ways healthcare organizations are addressing and resolving equity deficits. Audience engagement is encouraged!
The museum’s Blacks In White exhibit showcases contributions African American and Black healthcare professionals from Baltimore have made in medicine. The exhibit traces healthcare practitioners’ commitment, innovation, ingenuity, and resistance to medical racism. The exhibit is open to the public now until Jan. 7, 2024. Attendees of the panel forum, A Conversation About Health Equity, may enjoy free entry to the exhibit and a complimentary reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. Click here to register.