Making Black History: BIPOC in Health

On Feb 27th, the ABC Health Committee hosted a robust panel of experts and leaders for a Community Conversation focused on the health system in Alaska. Thank you to Ms. Jada Eisenhall, Director Marvin Figueroa, Dr. Rachel Lescher, Mr. Ken McCoy, and Ms. Precious M Walker. Join us on March 27th for our next COVID-19 Community Conversation with essential workers.

Also coming up this month, our second session of Health Equity Grand Rounds ECHO: a six part series exploring racism in medicine, health equity, and COVID-19 in Alaska.  If you are a healthcare provider, public health professional, healthcare administrator, leader, member of the allied health team or health professions trainee in Alaska join us on March 10th for an exploration of race-based medicine. 

The Black Alaskans’ Health Status Report and Needs Assessment continues to progress. We have had an abundance of responses to the survey that opened in February. Thank you to all who participated already! We look forward to presenting a powerful final report in early summer.

We continue to welcome new members into the work of the ABC and Health Committee.