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Understanding and Addressing Racial Disparities Associated with COVID-19 in Michigan – An Update on The Michigan Coronavirus Task Force – Zoom Webinar

March 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Education Hours 1.5 virtual face-to-face credits

In April of 2020, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an Executive Order creating the Michigan Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities. This task force has partnered with a wide array of organizations to understand and mitigate these disparities.

Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist served as Chairman for this task force comprised of more than 25 members appointed by Governor Whitmer. One hundred and fifty plus leaders and community members participated in eight workgroups organized to make recommendations for this report.

Five Primary Focus Areas for Strategic Testing, Primary Provider Connections, Centering Equity, Telehealth Access, and Environmental Justice resulted in sixteen initial outcomes and numerous recommendations to address immediate gaps in the state’s COVID-19 response; provided vulnerable communities access to other critical health and non-health resources, and started the work to change the structures that have perpetuated racial disparities.

Panel members will present highlights from the Interim Report from the Michigan Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities and their experiences to address COVID-19 related disparities.


Denise Brooks-Williams, MHSA, FACHE, Senior Vice President & Chief Executive Officer North Market, Henry Ford Health System

Denise Fair, MPH, MBA, FACHE,  Chief Public Health Officer, Detroit Health Department

Asha Shajahan, MD, MHSA, Attending Physician & Director of Health Equity and Health Disparities, GME at Beaumont Health and Assistant Professor in Family Medicine and Biomedical Science at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Moderator: David Brooks, MHSA, FACHE, Chief Strategy Officer, Patient Education Genius


$25 MCACHE, NAHSE, & HFMA Members

$35 Non-Member

$10 Student

This Zoom webinar is eligible for 1.5 ACHE face-to-face credits. You must attend the entire live 90-minute webinar to get face-to-face credits. Listening to the recording does not count towards face-to-face credits, but you can earn qualified credits.

Registering for this program is a two-step process.

1) Purchase a ticket through Constant Contact


2) You must register on the ACHE platform to complete your registration in order to have access to the login credentials for the March 2 program.  If you are not an ACHE member when you click on the link you will see “Create an ache.org account” click there and with your email address, you can open an account. There is no additional cost associated with this second step and you don’t have to be an ACHE member to attend.


Registration closes on February 25, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. EST and there are no refunds after this date. The webinar is limited to 75 participants per ACHE guidelines. 


March 2
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm