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National Minority Health Month

April 25, 2019
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Students for Racial Justice in Healthcare, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Minorities Engaged in Dialogue and Service, the Student Government Association Community Outreach Committee, and the Office of Student and Alumni Services held events throughout the month of April to recognize National Minority Health Month.

• Students for Racial Justice in Healthcare (SRJH) held an April 9 panel discussion on inequity in Native American and Native Hawaiian health care access. 
• The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) club held an April 10 screening and discussion of What is Health Equity, and Why Does it Matter? 
• The Office of Student and Alumni Services hosted Dr. Joan Reede, Dean for Diversity and Community Partnership at Harvard Medical School, for the National Minority Health Month Keynote on April 15. 
• Minorities Engaged in Dialogue and Service (MEDS) hosted "Lunching with a Purpose" on April 17 with Dr. Jonathan Jackson, Founding Director of the Community Access, Recruitment, and Engagement (CARE) Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. 
• The Student Government Association Community Outreach Committee, MEDS, SRJH, and IHI held a Be the Match bone marrow registry drive during the month of April, raising awareness of the disparity faced by people of color in their likelihood of finding a true bone marrow match.