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District 6450 DEI Speaker Series

District 6450 DEI Speaker Series - Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 6:00pm CDT

Tonight's Topic: Healthcare Disparities in Minority Communities

Joseph Harrington and Javette Orgain, MD

This is a virtual only event on Zoom.

The series continues on September 23, 2021.

DEI Series Sept 2 600

Joseph HarringtonJoseph Harrington
A native Chicagoan, Mr. worked in the fields of education, social services, mental health, healthcare, and public health. During my career, I worked at 2 Academic Medical Centers, a Community Hospital; served as an Assistant Commissioner at the Chicago Department of Public Health and retired in 2017 from the Illinois Department of Public Health where I served as the Regional Health Officer for Cook County and an Administrative Law Judge. He currently serves on the of Cook County Health Board; was appointed to the State Health Improvement Plan Implementation Council by Governor J.B. Pritzker; and is actively engaged with the Chicago Area Patient Centered Outcomes Research Network (CAPriCORN). He serves as Co-Lead for its Patient Community Advisory Committee and is on its Steering, Coordinating, and Communications Committee was the Project Lead for the PCORI funded, Elevating the Patient Voice in Research project.

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javette orgainJavette Orgain, MD
Javette Orgain, MD, she was the 100th president of the National Medical Association -  which is the African American medical association founded in 1895 when black physicians were not allowed in the AMA.  She participated in a Rotary matching grant and I went with her to South Africa to work out a project with the Umtata Community --- and also Walter Sisulu University.   Javette also served as the Secretariat for the Rotary-UN meeting held in 2018 with PRIP Ian Riseley.

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Thursday, September 02, 2021, 6:00 PM until 7:30 PM
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Event Contact(s):
Aleta S Williams
312-569-9043 (p)
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