FRISCO, Texas, June 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The national patient assistance and advocacy non-profit Good Days and the leading wellness and condition-specific digital health platform HealthCentral will host a Facebook livestream on addressing health disparities and promoting health equity in America on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 10am PST / 12pm CST / 1pm EST at www.facebook.com/HealthCentral.

Minority groups were already disproportionately impacted by chronic illness before COVID exacerbated social and racial inequalities in our healthcare system. Public health experts, policy makers and community leaders will deliver remarks and join a panel discussion moderated by Julia Savacool, executive editor at HealthCentral, on ways we can work together to advance health equity in America. The livestream will conclude with a keynote address by Nathan Stinson Jr., Phd, MD, MPH, director of the division of scientific programs at the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD).

"The disproportionate toll of COVID-19 on communities of color has forced our nation to reckon with disparities that existed long before the virus started to spread," says Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (D-IL). "As we emerge from this pandemic, we need to take bold action to address the underlying causes of these inequities, including systemic racism itself."

"We need the support of all community leaders to affect real change in the health disparities that are worsening across the country," says Clorinda Walley, president of Good Days. "We're proud to offer a platform that brings together national leaders in public health policy and grassroots activists to share insights on how we can all work together to expand access to care and accelerate healthy equity for all Americans." 

"All people have the right to quality health care and optimal health," says Julia Savacool, executive editor at HealthCentral. "It is essential that we continue to amplify a range of diverse voices and opinions on the critical subject of minority health disparities so that we can work towards developing lasting solutions for communities in need of change." 

Upcoming Webinar: Addressing Health Disparities and Promoting Health Equity

June 10th, 1:00pm EST. Hosted on Facebook: www.facebook.com/HealthCentral

Watch the recording post-livestream: www.chronicdiseaseday.org 

Special remarks by:

  • Clorinda Walley, President of Good Days
  • Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (D-IL)
  • Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA)
  • Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA)

Panel discussion:

  • Julia Savacool, executive editor, HealthCentral
  • Venus Gines, founder of Dia De La Mujer
  • Nelson Dunlap, public policy manager, Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Nhat Nguyen, healthcare supervisor, Walgreens Boots Alliance

Keynote address:

  • Nathan Stinson Jr., Phd, MD, MPH, Director of the Division of Scientific Programs, National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities.

ABOUT GOOD DAYS

Good Days is a leading national, independent 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization that makes life-saving and life-extending treatments affordable. Since 2003, Good Days distributed more than $2 billion in access to care grants. Visit www.mygooddays.org to learn more.

ABOUT HEALTHCENTRAL

HealthCentral is a digital health website owned by Remedy Health Media and focuses specifically on life-changing chronic conditions and wellness issues. More than 200 experts, along with thousands of community members, including licensed professionals and patient advocates contribute to the site each month, making HealthCentral.com a premier destination for the most engaged health information seekers. 

Contact: Justin Lance Wilson, justin@risepublic.com, (202) 531-3051

 

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