What: Join Associated Black Charities and the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE), Baltimore Chapter, for a special reception, lecture and discussion with
The Honorable Olubanke King-Akerele whom is the former Minister of Foreign Affairs, former Minister of Commerce & Industry and Author. Olubanke has also served for over 20 years at the United Nations.
When: Thursday, August 9, 2012 starts at 6:00 p.m.
Where: Shaffer Auditorium ~ The Johns Hopkins Hospital 1800 Orleans Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21287
FYI: Registration for the event is here.
Below you will find a brief history on the organizations responsible for the event listed above: Associated Black Charities through its More in the Middle Initiative and its health disparities work, ABC acts as a convener, advocate and grantmaker to address issues impacting Maryland communities. ABC convenes people, groups and stakeholders with the power to address issues that impact the region. At Associated Black Charities they convene organizations across the public, private and non-profit sectors to impact health and economic outcomes in Maryland.
ABC is an advocate of research and public policy on issues such as higher education, workforce and career advancement, and the health equity that affect African Americans and the broader community. Associated Black Charities provides grants to non-profit organizations in support of projects and initiatives that work toward better health and wealth outcomes for people, families and children. Grant funding is provided to non-profit organizations working in the following areas:
* Homeownership and Foreclosure Prevention
* Higher Education
* Workforce Development/Career Training and Advancement
* Business and Economic Development
* Asset Building and Financial Management
* Health Disparities
The National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) is a non-profit association of Black health care executives founded in 1968 for the purpose of promoting the advancement and development of Black health care leaders, and elevating the quality of health care services rendered to minority and underserved communities. Since its inception, NAHSE has sponsored and participated in local and national programs and projects designed to improve quality, access and availability to health services and to expand educational opportunities in the field of Health Services Administration.
NAHSE’s purpose is to ensure greater participation of minority groups in the health field. Its basic objective is to develop and maintain a strong viable national body to more effectively have input in the national health care delivery system. It has provided a vehicle for Blacks to effectively participate in the design, direction and delivery of quality health care to all people.