APB’s Daniel E. Dawes Tracking Health Inequities & Advancing Health Equity in America with New HHSS Morehouse Initiative
22 Jul 2020
A thought leader in health policy, APB speaker Daniel E. Dawes J.D. is a nationally recognized healthcare leader, attorney, policy expert, administrator and author who has been at the forefront of recent major federal healthcare policy negotiations in the United States. His most recent accomplishment is helping to “establish a national COVID-19 resiliency network (NCRN)” that shines a light on the communities that have been ignored.
The U.S. Health and Human Services Department (HHS) announced a $40 million, three-year partnership with Morehouse School of Medicine to battle the COVID-19 outbreak in vulnerable communities. This initiative is part of an effort to create a “strategic network” targeting underserved populations. The funding will help create central hub to connect disparate entities for a more efficient overall health system.
As a passionate advocate for underserved communities, Dawes has become a national thought leader on utilizing data on the social determinants of health to identify and eliminate healthcare disparities. He lectures on health law, policy and management while serving simultaneously on several boards, commissions and councils focused on health equity and health reform. He is an advisor to international, national, regional, state, and municipal policymakers as well as think tanks, foundations, corporations, and nonprofit organizations.