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Health & Wellness

Community Conversations: Sister to Sister

When: September 08, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Ages allowed: 18+
Cost: Free

Reserve on your calendars 9/8/19 @ 2pm:  (Reserved for Black Women)

  • Primary Care and Beyond: Who You Gonna Call? (Your PCP and her specialty team)
  • Sunday, 9/8 @  2pm – 4pm  
  • Simply Erinn’s Unisex Salon (268 Brookline Street)

We will discuss:  Building a Health Care Foundation

  • Primary Care Basics & Partnering with your PCP
  • Building a Care Plan: Preserving Health and Prevention Strategies
  • What does a ‘Health Community’ add: How CC can help you achieve your Health Goals
  • Bringing in Specialty Care & Ensuring a Coordinated Care Approach
  • Achieving Health Equity: Health Care While Black

Joining us in conversation:

  • Valerie Stone, MD, MPH is Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion of the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is a nationally known expert on HIV/AIDS; however, currently, her clinical practice focuses on wellness enhancing primary care for all, but especially women.  Her research focuses on disparities in healthcare by race/ethnicity and gender and innovative strategies for optimizing the health and healthcare of diverse patients.
  • Margee Louisias, MD, MPH is a board-certified internist, pediatrician, and allergist-immunologist as well as a researcher in community-based interventions to reduce racial disparities in pediatric asthma at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital.  She received her undergraduate degree in chemistry from New York University and doctor of medicine degree from Stony Brook University School of Medicine. She completed her MPH at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Louisias is recognized locally and nationally, and has published extensively on asthma and disparities.
  • Alexandria (Alex) Williams, MD, MPH is a Chief Resident in  internal medicine at Mt. Auburn Hospital.  She is from Indiana and received her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. She received her MPH with a concentration in global health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in 2016. Dr. Williams will complete the Mt Auburn Fellowship in Health Professional Education and hopes to create more ways for residents to become involved in the community as both clinicians and stewards of public health.