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Mayor Edward Jones joined the national dialogue on the health of African Americans during a national colloquium hosted by the National Medical Association.

Mayor Edward Jones joined the national dialogue on the health of African Americans during a national colloquium hosted by the National Medical Association. The colloquium, held March 9-12 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC, focused on policy issues, access to care, chronic disease management, violence, opioid/substance use disorders, increased participation in clinical trials, and putting prevention into practice.
Mayor Jones was a panelist during the discussion that specifically addressed the topic, “Policy Panel A: The State and Local Perspective.” The general theme of the colloquium is “The Urgency of Now: Creating a Culture of Health Equity.”
Other panelists pictured include Daniel Dawes, executive director, Health Policy and External Affairs, Morehouse School of Medicine; Indiana State Representative Gregory Porter, President of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators; Johnny Ford, former mayor of Tuskegee, Alabama, and member of the World Conference of Mayors; and Baltimore, Maryland, Mayor Catherine Pugh.

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