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State of Black Health Policy in Pennsylvania Forum

Monday, April 15, 2024

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

This forum is dedicated to discussing current issues, policies, and practices related to health care in the state of Pennsylvania. Whether you are a health care professional, a policy maker, a patient, or someone who is interested in the state of health care in Pennsylvania, this forum provides a space to share your thoughts, opinions and experiences. Some topics that may be discussed include health care access, affordability, quality, equity, innovation and regulation.

This event is part of the 4th Annual Pennsylvania Black Health Matters Conference.

  • 9 to 9:30 a.m. Meet and Greet, Pop-Up Gallery
  • 9:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffet
  • 10 to 11:30 a.m. Panel Discussion
    • Nicole Keels-McGruder, Founding Executive Director and CEO, Community Hero Action Group
    • Annette Gadegbeku, MD, Associate Professor and Chief, Division of Community Health in the Department of Family, Community & Preventive Medicine; and Associate Dean, Community Health, Office of Community Health & Health Equity
    • Charles B. Cairns, MD, Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Dean, College of Medicine; and Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs, Drexel University
    • Senator Art Haywood, Pennsylvania State Senate
    • Reverend Leroy Miles, Community Health Consultant, Associate Pastor
    • Representative Napoleon J. Nelson, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
    • Keisha Hudson, Chief Defender, Defender Association of Philadelphia
    • Ronke L. Babalola, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Fellowship Director
    • Sharlene Irving, MBA, Program Director, Drexel Medicine Caring Together Program
    • Kyle Carter, Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness - Philadelphia (NAMI Philly)

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    Health Sciences Building, Room 4E05


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