Hear from Americares President and CEO Christine Squires as she makes a case for health equity as a top global concern. Squires has over 20 years of experience championing humanitarian causes in senior leadership positions within the nonprofit sector.
Keynote Speaker J. Nwando Olayiwola, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Chief Health Equity Officer and VP, Humana
Americares believes health equity is achieved when every person has a fair and just opportunity to live the healthiest life possible, no matter who they are, where they live or their socioeconomic status. At the Summit, Americares partners and supporters will gather to hear experts from leading organizations share what’s working now and investigate what’s needed for a more equitable future. Dr. J. Nwando Olayiwola and our Health Equity Panel will explore the absence of equity as a prime driver of health disparities.
Gaps in mental health are costly for individuals and for society. Our Mental Health Panel, to be moderated by CNN Anchor and National Correspondent Erica Hill, will discuss innovations—including those in extremely challenging environments—that can serve as models for what mental health care can look like everywhere
Medicine security means that every clinic, health worker and patient around the world would have reliable, equitable access to the medicines and supplies they need to achieve good health. Our Medicine Security Panel will discuss how equity must be built into medicine accessibility, availability, affordability and acceptability.
The health of people around the world is threatened by climate change and its effects. Our Climate Equity and Resilience Panel will discuss how climate change puts pressure on communities already at risk of poor health because of poverty, neglect and discrimination—and how smart actions now can protect people for decades.
With a special appearance by National Climate Advisor With a special appearance by National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy.