Global Health Equity Grand Rounds
A Grassroots Approach to Healthier Communities. Thursday, Sept 23rd at 12:30 via Zoom.
A message from the Residents and Fellows for Global Health Equity:
Thank you to those of you who joined us this summer for our first two global health equity grand rounds of the year! This September we are honored to have Madiha Tariq and Asraa Alhawli from ACCESS present their talk, "A Grassroots Approach to Healthier Communities". They will be presenting on Thursday, September 23rd from 12:30 - 1:30 pm via Zoom. Bios below:
Madiha Tariq is the Deputy Director at the ACCESS Community Health and Research Center. Ms. Tariq oversees health promotion and disease prevention programs including substance abuse and infectious disease prevention, maternal and infant health, and refugee health and wellness programs. Ms. Tariq has served as project director on several complex federal grants and cooperative agreements, including a SAMHSA-funded Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration project, and the Office of Refugee Resettlement-funded Ethnic Community Self-Help Program grant, and a highly successful Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services funded health insurance navigator program which gained recognition by President Barrack Obama, the US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy and other leaders in health. She has published research on health insurance disparities among low-income people of color and the mental health burden of Arab refugees, immigrants, and United States-born Arab Americans in Southeast Michigan. She has also planned various international Arab health conferences – which have been the platform for ground-breaking research on Health Issues in Communities of Color. Ms. Tariq has led multiple education and awareness-raising campaigns in the community pertaining to discrimination and hate, physical activity, and substance abuse. She is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Interdisciplinary Research Leadership Program Fellow.
Asraa Alhawli is a Public Health Coordinator at the ACCESS Community Health and Research Center. Her work primarily focuses on advocacy and policy related to Medicaid, Medicaid expansion, and access to affordable health coverage in underserved communities. Ms. Alhawli also coordinates ACCESS’s involvement in research projects and initiatives with partner institutions. She has published research on associations with health outcomes in the Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) population in the U.S. She has also assisted in coordinating the international Arab Health Summit - which has been the platform for ground-breaking research on Health Issues in Communities of Color including the MENA population. Ms. Alhawli has led multiple education and awareness-raising campaigns in the community pertaining to health care access and substance use.
Please join us at:
Meeting ID: 999 3084 1516
As a reminder, we are the Residents and Fellows for Global Healthy Equity, a group of trainees dedicated to the elimination of health disparities both locally and globally. We aim to help the world's most vulnerable communities by promoting physician advocacy and service, participating in educational opportunities through our community and global partners, and increasing awareness of health inequities.