About the Symposium
The BTG Annual Symposium highlights the work of the Community Health Internship Program (CHIP). The Symposium is open to the broader community, and designed to provide a forum for dialogue and networking opportunities while engaging community representatives, public health officials, agency personnel, grant-makers, and university faculty, staff, and students in the work of the program.
31st Annual Symposium
Thursday, October 21, 2021
9 - 11:30 AM
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Ala Stanford, MD
Founder & CEO of the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium
2021 Bridging the Gaps Awardee
BTG Alumni Advisory Committee Representatives
Join Bridging the Gaps network and keynote speaker Dr. Ala Stanford, Founder & CEO of the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium, for an information-packed morning of discussion with individuals promoting health and well-being in urban communities.
Alarmed by the disproportionate number of African Americans becoming sick and dying from the novel coronavirus, Dr. Ala Stanford identified and went to the Philadelphia zip codes with the highest incidences of infection and death due to the coronavirus, establishing the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium (BDCC) to provide education and barrier-free testing and vaccinations in the city’s at-risk minority communities. A practicing physician and pediatric surgeon, Dr. Stanford also serves on the Philadelphia COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee and as a medical correspondent for local and national news outlets. Among many other honors for her advocacy, Dr. Stanford was named a CNN Hero in 2021 and will receive the 2021 Philadelphia Award.