Conversations with Health Equity Champions
The Root of the Issue shares the personal and professional journeys of nationally recognized health equity advocates and their work to end disparities in access to healthcare and basic needs in America. Our podcast provides inspiration to become involved in our collective quest for health equity and offers common sense solutions to the underlying injustices that prevent all Americans from living a life of health and well-being.
Michelline Davis, the president and Chief Executive Officer of National Medical Fellowships, Inc. (NMF), leads her organization's mission of creating greater representation of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in medical professions. By advocating for greater representation in the practice and leadership of healthcare, Davis is working for equity in employment, and as a result, greater health equity in in underserved communities.
“Ensuring that there are more black indigenous persons of color — who are at present underrepresented in medicine — are in leadership at healthcare systems and in healthcare structures across this country [will lead to] administrative operational and clinical decisions that help us to eliminate, not just reduce, health disparities,” says Davis