Welcome to the Reede Scholars website. You may use this site to stay informed about health disparities programs and events from the federal level to those at the local level.
The site is intended as a resource for alumni, community based organizations working toward improving the socioeconomic status and health of the underserved, and those interested in pursuing further training in minority health policy.
We are pleased to present this opportunity to explore the world of health disparities and minority health policy through the connections and networks formed by the alumni of the Commonwealth Fund Fellowship, the California Endowment Scholars and the Joseph L. Henry Oral Health Policy Fellowship programs at Harvard Medical School.
The website provides information regarding the three main programs, as well as other programs and events sponsored by the Office for Diversity and Community Partnership (DCP) at Harvard Medical School.
In addition, you will find information regarding upcoming and professional activities, along with the continued accomplishments of fellowship alumni. We welcome you to use this site as a catalyst to change and a way to stay connected to others working on solving health disparities and giving a health policy voice to minorities.
Our hope is that it will evolve, over time, into one of many powerful tools to improve the health of underserved populations across the country.
Quality, Equity, Access
Thank you to all those who attended this year’s Health Equity Symposium on May 7, 2015!
The objective of the Reede Scholars Annual Health Equity Symposium is to host a multidisciplinary forum to enlist diverse perspectives for creating strategies that promote health equity. Communicating health policy to communities that are frequently without a voice and often misinformed is a challenge. This year, our theme is Crossing the Line: An Interdisciplinary Conversation on Immigrant Children. Our organization is committed to recognizing the needs of vulnerable populations. Children as a group have a unique set of challenges, and those are amplified when they immigrate to this country without the infrastructure to provide adequate access to education, healthcare and mental health services. Our speakers lead a robust discussion which both informed and enlightened us to strategies to support these youth.