November 5th, 2023
Seattle, WA
TIME:3:00-4:15 pm PT

GHHS Panel at the AAMC: “Partnering with Community to Build Trust and Create Healthier Neighborhoods”

Session title: “Partnering with Community to Build Trust and Create Healthier Neighborhoods”

Session description:

Bringing health equity to marginalized communities requires real collaboration between health systems and the community in which they sit. During this Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) panel session, healthcare leaders who are the true experts in the inner-workings of the communities around their medical institutions will discuss strategies that they have identified to cultivate trusting relationships. Dyads will discuss the ways they have harnessed these important partnerships to start the conversation and facilitate the change required to create healthier neighborhoods.

The conversation will include President and CEO of the Gold Foundation Dr. Kathleen Reeves, whose community work supported North Philadelphia; Dr. Erica Harris, 2022-2023 Gold Humanism Scholar at the Harvard Macy Institute and Emergency Physician at Einstein Healthcare Network, Medical Director, Trauma Intervention Program; and Dr. Theodore J. Corbin, Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Rush University Medical Center.

Using gun violence as an example, the panelists will discuss innovative solutions to partner with credible messengers. During this session, they will jointly:

  • examine and discuss strategies and innovative solutions of community healthcare;
  • discuss how to implement a credible messenger program through community partnerships;
  • provide examples of trusting community partnerships that build trust and have resulted in improved care.











Dr. Kathleen Reeves
President & CEO
The Arnold P. Gold Foundation









Dr. Erica Harris
Emergency Physician
Medical Director, Trauma Intervention Program
Einstein Healthcare Network








Dr. Theodore J. Corbin
Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine
Rush University Medical Center








Waltkeem Jenkins
Community Health Worker Peer
Healing Hurt People program – Philadelphia

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Don’t miss the other Gold Foundation sessions at AAMC: “Jordan J. Cohen Humanism in Medicine Lecture” and Vilcek-Gold Lecture: “Combining Science, Cultural Intelligence and Diplomacy to Achieve Global Health Equity.”