GW’s Rodham Institute Hosts Third Annual Summit at THEARC

GW’s Rodham Institute Hosts Third Annual Summit at THEARC

Despite having access to world-class health care, Washington, D.C. suffers enormous health disparities. At today’s Third Annual Rodham Institute Summit at THEARC in southeast D.C., leaders from across the city came together to discuss how they can promote health equity and partner to bring compassionate and high-quality health care to all.

Speakers included Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton and Senator Chris Dodd.

“The Rodham Institute’s focus on forging partnerships among leaders and organizations in D.C. and teaching future and current health workers about health disparities is a step in the right direction in our fight to reduce health disparities and curable epidemics, such as obesity,” said Chelsea Clinton. “The work of the Rodham Institute closely aligns with my grandmother’s belief in the transformative power of education to achieve social change and with the work we at the Clinton Foundation and Alliance for a Healthier Generation feel so passionately about.”

As part of a panel discussion, Chelsea Clinton also discussed the work of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation, which works to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity and to empower kids to develop lifelong, healthy habits.

Community organizations, such as the United Medical Center, Unity Health Care, the University of the District of Columbia Nursing and Allied Health Programs, Family Matters of Greater Washington, Whitman-Walker Health, and the D.C. Department of Behavioral Health School Behavioral Health Program participated in panel discussions on delivering community-based care, educating future providers, and mental health in D.C.

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