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Policy & Issues Forum 2021


PGS1 - Opening General Session


Mar 15, 2021 11:15am ‐ Mar 15, 2021 1:00pm

Description

Maurice Denis, Associate Vice President, Membership and Marketing, NACHC, Master of Ceremonies Daniel E. Dawes, J.D., Executive Director of Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine, will deliver the keynote address at NACHC’s 2021 Virtual Policy & Issues Forum in March. As a nationally recognized health care and public health leader and policy expert who has been at the forefront of major federal health policy negotiations, including the Affordable Care Act, Dawes will discuss the critical bridge between social and political determinants of health and its potential to bring about greater health equity and ultimately, better health outcomes for marginalized people and communities.   Dawes currently leads several major health equity projects, including several intended to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on communities of color such as the national COVID-19 resiliency network (NCRN), established through a cooperative agreement between the HHS Office of Minority Health and Morehouse School of Medicine, as well as a project with Google.org, CDC Foundation and Gilead Sciences to create the nation’s first health equity tracker.   Dawes is the author of two groundbreaking books: 150 Years of Obamacare and the Political Determinants of Health, which have received critical acclaim from all sides of the political spectrum. 2021 Leader Sponsors

Learning Objectives:
  • Be able to define and understand political determinants of health.
  • Be able to identify the critical bridge between social and political determinants of health.
  • Be able to identify how improved health policy has potential to bring about greater health equity and better health outcomes for marginalized people and communities.

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