An Invitation from VNSNY

Join the conversation with VNSNY and other health care leaders regarding the barriers, challenges and lessons learned serving communities of color and other vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dialogue with leading experts about the role of social determinants of health and discuss strategies to improve health care access, advance care planning and quality care for African-Americans, Latinos and other vulnerable New York City communities. Learn about the HOPE initiative designed to increase access and utilization of palliative and hospice care for patients at end-of-life.

Tuesday, September 15
Zoom Webinar
Please register here
For more information:
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Jacqueline Delmont, MD, MBA, FACP, CPE, SOMOS
Ritchell R. Dignam, MD, VNSNY
Icilma V. Fergus, MD, Mount Sinai Hospital
Cardinale Smith, MD, PhD, Mount Sinai Hospital
Maurice E. Wright, MD, Harlem Hospital and Columbia University


Andria Castellanos, EVP and Chief of Provider
Services, VNSNY

Congressman Adriano Espaillat, New York's 13th Congressional District

Congressman Adriano Espaillat will proclaim that September 15 is a day of HOPE and Health Equity for People of Color.

Host and Moderator

Dr. Bob Lee, Community Affairs Director, WBLS