Date: February 23, 2022
Black Health & Wellness Roundtable with CMS Administrator
Webinar Date: February 24, 2022
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
The Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure is holding a special live-streamed virtual roundtable discussion to acknowledge Black History Month. Administrator Brooks-LaSure is the first Black woman to serve as Administrator of CMS and has made health equity a top priority of the agency, which provides health coverage to 150 million people nationwide through Medicare, Medicaid & CHIP and the Marketplaces.
In Thursday’s roundtable, CMS will explore themes of the work to further address racial disparities and advance health equity. CMS will also discuss how Black leaders are making history in the health care system and the unique role HBCUs play in rebuilding the health care system, particularly in a post-COVID-19 world. Finally, we want to elevate discussion about how CMS can encourage more providers to enter the medical field and in particular to practice in underserved communities.
As part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s activities to celebrate Black History Month, CMS will celebrate advances to improve the health of Black people across the United States, to help amplify where changes still need to be made in health care and highlight the commitment CMS is making to address systemic racism and move the needle.
CMS invites you to hear panelists speak to their work in support of the Black talent pipeline in the health care system.