Galvanizing Communities for a Healthier Tomorrow

Thursday, April 29th 2021

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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What is health equity? This session aims to explicitly answer this question and focus on the social determinants of health impacting marginalized communities of color. This webinar will also discuss Dr. Flash’s work within the fields of HIV/AIDS prevention and well-being. We will also provide the practical steps needed to take to get to true health equity to create positive health outcomes for BIPOC communities.


Dr. Charlene FlashDr. Charlene Flash

Dr. Flash speaks nationally on infectious disease and health disparities and has led HIV/AIDS prevention programs for marginalized communities. Her approach to healthcare transcends a disease treatment model and examines how people can achieve wellness and whole, healthy lives.
Most recently Associate Chief Medical Officer at Legacy Community Health, Dr. Charlene Flash also holds a clinical faculty position as an assistant professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Flash previously developed and led Harris Health’s HIV Prevention Program, touching many lives throughout Southeast Texas. She graduated from Yale University and earned her medical degree and Master of Public Health from Rutgers University.

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Karam Mounzer, MD

Dr. Mounzer identified two major gaps in the care of patients with HIV/hepatitis C (HCV) co-infection, and the complexity of multidrug-resistant HIV treatment. He is involved with many clinical trials focusing on drug development and better understanding of HIV immunopathogenesis with the Wistar Institute. He is involved in teaching and mentoring.

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Dr. Karam Mounzer

Dr. Mario Cruz

Dr. Mario CruzDr. Cruz is a board certified pediatrician who serves as the Medical Director for our Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Center. He has presented and/or published in the fields of community violence and domestic violence prevention, quality improvement, behavioral health, curriculum development and mentorship. In 2019 he received the Greater Philadelphia Social Innovation Award for Innovations in Healthcare.

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