Virtual Breakthrough Offers Insight and Discussion on COVID-19 and Health Equity

Virtual Breakthrough

MHA BreakthroughMHA Virtual Breakthrough will explore actions to build health within communities and make true differences in healthcare. Offered in two half-day sessions Feb. 25 and March 18, Virtual Breakthrough focuses on two areas: the future of medicine and healthcare post-COVID-19 crisis, and how to address health disparities exposed during the pandemic.

Marty Makary, MD, MPH, a New York Times bestselling author and professor of surgery at the Johns Hopkins, will talk about conclusions from COVID-19 data, including treatment protocols, investment in research and public health infrastructure, and vaccination studies and efficacy. Renée Branch Canady, PhD, CEO of the Michigan Public Health Institute and expert in health inequities and disparities, will engage participants in conversation about understanding and supporting health equity and how to measure evidence that policies are working. Following remarks from each expert, registrants will break into small groups to share ideas and discuss opportunities related to that day's topic. 

Breakthrough virtual sessions will be offered from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 25 and from 9 to 11 a.m. March 18. Details on the event and registration are available online. Breakthrough is generously sponsored by Coverys. Questions about Breakthrough may be directed to Erin Steward at the MHA; contact Erica Leyko at the MHA for assistance with registration or to discuss sponsorship opportunities for the event.