Health Disparities


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2023 Agenda

Saturday, September 30, 2023 at 11:40 to 12:25                                                                                                       Track: Health Disparities

The Long Journey to Health Equity: A Candid Conversation about Public Health in Philadelphia

Various Philadelphia communities experienced health inequities in the absence of a global pandemic, and COVID-19 exacerbated many barriers to quality healthcare. Community leaders, researchers, healthcare workers, students and non-profits work to identify inequities and implement solutions to enhance the health of these communities. Ms. Simmons will discuss the long journey to health equity, its successes and failures along the way, and how the pandemic provided opportunities to innovate methods to improve the health of Philadelphia communities. 123
Presenter: Marsha Simmons, MPH, CCRP, Research Manager