Amid Debate Over Affordable Care Act, Howard University and Morgan State University Launch Program to Train High School Students to Cover Disparities in D.C. and Baltimore

MEDIA ADVISORY

Amid Debate Over Affordable Care Act, Howard University and Morgan State University

Launch Program to Train High School Students to Cover Disparities in D.C. and Baltimore

For more information, please contact:

Brittany A.B. Surratt

Media Relations l External Affairs
(202)-865-8038

Brittany.bell@howard.edu

WHO:

  • Co-founders: Reed V. Tuckson, MD, FACP, a member of the Board of Trustees at Howard University, and Jayne O’Donnell, healthcare policy reporter at USA Today
  • Speakers: We Lowery, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, Washington Post, and LaMar Hasbrouck, MD, National Association of County and City Health Officials and author of “G Street Lion: Stalking a Dream”
  • Guests: Medical and policy experts; Representatives from D.C. and Baltimore government

WHAT:

Launch reception for Urban Health Media Project, which will train high school students to cover health disparities in underserved communities in Washington and Baltimore

WHERE:

Howard University Interdisciplinary Research Building, 2201 Georgia Ave. NW

WHEN:

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 2017

(Reception at 6 p.m.; program at 7 p.m.)

SIGNIFICANCE:

  • Amid the debate over the Affordable Care Act, the Urban Health Media Project is needed now more than ever to help students, their families and underserved communities learn more about persistent health disparities and what they can do to alleviate them.
  • In recognition of the importance of such efforts, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation is supporting the Urban Health Media Project with a $300,000 grant.
  • In addition to reporting in Washington and Baltimore communities, students will interview leading experts and visit medical facilities, such as Howard University Hospital, Johns Hopkins Hospital and the National Institutes of Health.

Source: Howard Unviersity


Categories: Non Profit, Educational News, Non-Profit Schools and Institutions, Healthcare, Colleges and Universities, Education

Tags: Healthcare, Howard University, Morgan State University, NIH, Urban Health Media, W.K. Kellogg Foundation


Brittany Bell Surratt
Media Relations, Howard University