Institute for the Advancement of Multicultural & Minority Medicine
Washington DC Health Summit
June 22, 2005 Health Disparities: Elimination through Collaboration
The Washington, DC summit was co-hosted by Howard University’s College of Medicine and College of Dentistry in collaboration with the DC Chirurgical Medical Society, Alzheimer’s Association, DC Department of Health, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Prince Hall Masons and other national health and consumer organizations. The summit focused on cardiovascular disease, obesity, and HIV/AIDS among women. J.L. King, author of On the Down Low: A Journey into the Lives of “Straight” Black Men Who Sleep with Men, was one of the keynote speakers.
Michael Painter, MD, JD, Legislative Director for Senator Bill Frist (R-Tenn.), presented a detailed overview of legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate to address health disparities. Therman Evans, MD, President and CEO of Whole Life Associates, provided keynote remarks on the consumer’s role in advocating for holistic health. Pat Lawson-Muse, an anchor at WRC-TV, Channel 4, facilitated a panel of experts and advocates from Howard University Hospital, Eastern Virginia Medical School, the Washington Hospital Center, the Women’s Collective, and the House of Imagene.
Panel of Health Experts and Advocates, pictured from left to right: L. Natalie Carroll, MD, IAMMM board; Patricia Nalls, The Women’s Collective; Sheila Garris, MD, Contemporary Medicine Specialists and Eastern Virginia Medical School; J.L. King, Author; John McKnight, MD, Washington Hospital Center; Bishop Imagene Stewart, House of Imagene; Otelio Randall, MD, Howard University Hospital; Charles Curr , MD, Howard University Hospital; William B. Lawson, MD, PhD, Howard University Hospital
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