By: Dr. Dominic Mack, Director of Morehouse School of Medicine’s National Center for Primary Care and Todd Ellis, Principal, Health and Government Solutions at KPMG
Long-standing systemic injustices—in housing, income, education, and healthcare access—have led to a disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on underserved communities. To make progress on health equity, programs need to be put in place to provide equal access and opportunity for healthcare and other social services.
A Grant From the Government
In June 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health awarded Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) a $40 million grant to fight COVID-19 in racial and ethnic minority, rural and other communities disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. The grant tasks the Atlanta-based institution — one of four HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) medical schools in the nation — with coordinating a strategic network of national, state, territorial, tribal, … Read more