National Institute on Aging

Making Racial Health Disparities an Issue of Social Justice

publichealthThe Social Equity Leadership Mobilization Alliance is a consortium established to mobilize the next generation of leaders in the public health field to combat racial disparities in health care as a matter of social justice. Participants in the joint effort are the Harvard School of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, the Satcher Health Leadership Initiative at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, and Brown University.

Initially the new effort will have two programs: an annual leadership summit and a summer fellowship program. The two-day leadership summit will bring graduate students in public health to Atlanta for a two-day meeting that will immerse them in the latest research on racial disparities and public health.

The fellowship program will give graduate students the opportunity to spend the summer in working groups across the country that will address public health issues on a local level.


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