State of African Americans in DC

Health Disparities

In September 2016, the Georgetown University DC Public Policy Initiative and the School of Nursing & Health Studies hosted a policy briefing on The State of African Americans in DC: Health Disparities.

This was the first in a two-part series of events that Georgetown University sponsored to explore the State of African Americans in DC.  This event, and the related report, is a direct outgrowth of Georgetown Professor Maurice Jackson's leadership as Chair of the District of Columbia's first ever DC Commission on African American Affairs and the partnership he formed with Dean Patricia Cloonan and Professor Christopher King at the University's School of Nursing & Health Studies.  

The event brought together a diverse mix of DC government leaders, including the Chair and Members of the DC Council, members of the District healthcare community, and concerned DC residents.  

For more information about this event, click here.  

Program

Welcome
Professor Maurice Jackson, Georgetown University & Immediate Past Chair, DC Commission on African American Affairs

Opening Remarks
The Honorable Phil Mendelson, DC Council Chairman
The Honorable Anita Bonds, Chair, Committee on Housing and Community Development
The Honorable Yvette Alexander, Chair, Committee on Health
Brenda Donald, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services

Introduction of Report Presentation
Patricia Cloonan, Dean, Georgetown University, School of Nursing & Health Studies

Report Presentation
Professor Christopher J. King, Georgetown University, School of Nursing & Health Studies
Taylor Brown, School of Nursing & Health Studies, Class of 2017

Panel Discussion
Christopher Murphy, Moderator, Vice President for Government Relations and Community Engagement, Georgetown University
Professor Christopher J. King, Georgetown University, School of Nursing & Health Studies
Dr. C. Anneta Arno, Director, Office of Health Equity, DC Department of Health
Jacqueline Bowens, CEO, DC Primary Care Association
Angelica Journagin, Chair, DC Healthy Communities Collaborative

Photos from the event