For Immediate Release
New Roundtable on Health Equity in Communities of Color
Contact: Kathryn Ryan
New Rochelle, NY, January 17, 2023—A new Roundtable focusing on health equity in communities of color features the expertise and insights of five distinguished academic and social justice leaders. Moderated by Gail Christopher, DN, Executive Director of the National Collaborative for Health Equity (NCHE), the Roundtable was published today on the National Day of Racial Healing in the peer-reviewed journal Health Equity. Click here to read the roundtable now.
"At this unique moment in our nation's history, we have collectively endured the most devastating health crisis in our history, the COVID-19 pandemic," says Christopher. "Its harmful effects have been disproportionately experienced by communities of color. Within every crisis, there is an opportunity for healing and growth. The National Collaborative for Health Equity is pleased to offer this roundtable and the accompanying articles as a contribution to our healing journey."
Participants in the Roundtable represent the inaugural group of NCHE Senior Scholars. They include Charmaine Royal, PhD, MS, Robert O. Keohane Professor of African & African American Studies, Biology, Global Health, and Family Medicine & Community Health at Duke University; Lisa Sockabasin, MS, a Citizen of the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Motahkomikum and co-CEO of Wabanaki Public Health and Wellness; Mindy Thompson Fullilove, MD, LFAPA, a Social Psychiatrist and Professor of Urban Policy and Health at The New School; Alan Jenkins, JD, MA, Professor of Practice at Harvard Law School; and Algernon Austin, PhD, Director for Race and Economic Justice at the Center for Economic and Policy Research
Also included in the issue of Health Equity to be published on January 20, 2023, are comprehensive articles by each of the Roundtable participants that align with the pillars of the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation™ (TRHT™) Framework, a national and community-based effort established by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to engage communities, organizations, and individuals from multiple sectors across the United States in racial healing and addressing present-day inequities linked to historic and contemporary beliefs in a hierarchy of human value.
About the Journal
Health Equity is the Official Journal of the National Collaborative for Health Equity. The peer-reviewed open-access journal meets the urgent need for authoritative information about health disparities and health equity among vulnerable populations. With coverage ranging from translational research to prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of disease and illness, the Journal serves as a primary resource for organizations and individuals who serve these populations at the community, state, regional, tribal, and national levels.
About the National Collaborative
Officially launched in 2014, National Collaborative for Health Equity builds on 18-years of comprehensive efforts to advance health equity. The National Collaborative was established to promote health and racial equity through action, leadership, and collaboration. Health equity, in our view, requires creating the conditions that foster the best possible health for all populations, regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or nativity.
About the Publisher
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers is known for establishing authoritative peer-reviewed journals in many promising areas of science and biomedical research. A complete list of the firm's 90 journals, books, and newsmagazines is available on the Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers website.