Penn LDI: Koh Promotes Partnerships at Penn 2018 Health Equity Symposium

By Corrinne Fahl

Collaborating across public and private sectors

At Penn's fourth annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Health Equity Symposium, keynote speaker Howard Koh, MD, MPH, former Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), shared a motivating quote by Dr. King: “Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'"

J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD, Dean of Penn's Perelman School of Medicine, opened the symposium by discussing the legacy of Dr. King, “a great example of how one person, with vision and leadership, can change the course of history in an important way." Dr. Jameson said that Dr. King “would be disappointed that we still have such a wide gap in health care disparities," noting also that “poverty and education are the heart of the challenge."

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