Saturday, May 8
*Virtual event: Registration required (see below)
Understanding Racism in Healthcare
-Takesha Leonard, Ed.D, FNP-BC
-Myron Glick, MD
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Questions & Responses
Wrap Up & Conclusion
Takesha Leonard, Ed.D., FNP-BC
Myron Glick, MD
In Part 1 of this series on Understanding Racism in Healthcare, we surveyed the history of racial discrimination in our healthcare systems and the racial disparities that persist today. Join us for Part 2 as we hear from Takesha Leonard and Myron Glick on the impact of racial disparities within healthcare in Western NY specifically and how they have taken action at Jericho Road Community Health Center to address this problem.
Takesha Leonard, Ed.D., FNP-BC has been practicing family medicine for the past 11 years at an amazing facility - Jericho Road Community Health Center founded by Dr. Myron Glick. She is also a part-time NP for Landmark Health, providing in-home health services for the elderly. She holds a doctoral degree in health policy/health administration from D'Youville College and is currently pursuing a psychiatric NP certification. Her primary interests include educating communities, schools and social organizations on social determinants of health as well as addressing health disparities, particularly in marginalized communities. She and her Jericho Road team created the first no-barrier covid testing facility in Buffalo, NY and to date have tested over 20,000 community members throughout the city. She is also a member of the NYS Covid Vaccine equity task force and has been working daily to promote education regarding the covid vaccine and primary prevention of coronavirus. Takesha is also a wife and mother of 5 sons.
Myron Glick, M.D., is the founder and CEO of Jericho Road Community Health Center. After completing his medical training at the University at Buffalo and Lancaster General Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, Dr. Glick and his wife, Joyce, founded Jericho Road Family Practice in 1997. Dr. Glick has been a fierce advocate for justice in health care on the West and East Sides of Buffalo. In 2002, Dr. Glick and Joyce founded Jericho Road Ministries to develop the resources needed to more effectively address the non-medical needs of the diverse population of patients that seek medical care at Jericho Road. In 2013, the Family Practice and Ministries combined to become a Federally Qualified Health Center, now known as Jericho Road Community Health Center. Today, Dr. Glick continues to work as a family doctor at Jericho Road, delivers babies, and helps lead the organization’s efforts to bring excellent healthcare to the most vulnerable and marginalized people in Buffalo and in Sierra Leone, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Nepal. Dr. Glick and Joyce have four children. All are huge Bills fans.