Events of the past 18 months have shown us, unequivocally, the ways in which health and civic engagement are inextricably linked. Join us for a virtual fireside chat with pioneers in the fields of health, equity, and justice as we explore how to accelerate efforts to increase civic engagement within health care and in partnership with all those whom we serve.
- Camara Jones, MD, MPH, PhD, Family physician, epidemiologist, anti-racism thought leader and activist, Past President of the American Public Health Association
- Kavita Patel, MD, Physician, Health Policy Researcher, NBC News/MSNBC Contributor
- Stella Safo, MD, MPH, Founder/Executive Director, Just Equity For Health, Co-Founder, Civic Heath Alliance
The Civic Health Alliance is a non-partisan coalition of health and civic leaders allied around one common cause: the advancement of America’s health through civic engagement in care settings and communities.
HealthBegins is a national, mission-driven consulting and training firm dedicated to improving care and the social and structural drivers of health equity. HealthBegins is deeply committed to improving the political determinants of health and is proud to support the Civic Health Alliance. As a transformation engine for the upstream movement, we work closely with healthcare and community partners to drive radical transformation in health equity through strategy consulting, learning collaboratives, training and education, and advocacy.
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