Leading the Charge for Health Equity at an FQHC: A Conversation with Dr. Annette Gadegbeku

Thursday, April 8th 2021

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

PAST EVENT

Join us as we sit-down and have an in-depth conversation with Dr. Annette Gadegbeku, the New Director of Adult Medicine at Philadelphia FIGHT community Health Centers. She will discuss how medical providers and allied healthcare as well as social service professionals can reach health equity in a troubled and fraught system that limits access to care and propagates adverse determinants of health. She will discuss what she and Philadelphia FIGHT are doing to lead the charge in reaching health equity, and what her personal vision is for a healthier and more just city, and country.

  • Dr. Gadegbeku will provide practical advice to Black doctors interested in family, community, and preventative health.
  • Participants will learn about diversity initiatives at an FQHC like Philadelphia FIGHT and how one can replicate them in their practice or community.
  • Discuss the most pressing areas of equity, and what practical measures one can take to achieve health equity.

Speakers

Dr. Annette Gadegbeku

Dr. Annette B Gadegbeku

Dr. Gadegbeku is the new Director of Adult Medicine at Philadelphia FIGHT Community Health Centers. Her academic interests include urban and underserved community medicine, adolescent medicine, women’s health, and global health. As a community medicine liaison, she has implemented a longitudinal community medicine curriculum for the residency and coordinates family medicine resident participation in health programs at various community sites in the Philadelphia region. Dr. Gadegbeku graduated from the Lewis Katz School of Medicine At Temple University in 2004.

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