Wellstar Health Systems recently partnered with Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM)’s National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (NCRN) and its 40 network partners across the U.S. to collaborate on offering COVID-19-related services to at-risk communities.
“Wellstar is pleased to partner with Morehouse School of Medicine to provide vital information and resources for at-risk communities,” said Candice L. Saunders, president and CEO, Wellstar Health System. “The NCRN is a strong complement to the important work that our Wellstar Center for Health Equity is doing, and we are thankful for the collaboration.”
The MSM-NCRN coordinates a strategic and structured national network of national, state/territorial/tribal, and local public and community-based organizations that, together, will work to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on racial and ethnic minority and rural populations.
Wellstar addresses inequities that impact the health and well-being of people and communities through various community partnerships, Wellstar Community Health initiatives, and Wellstar Center for Health Equity activities. Through partnerships such as the one with MSM-NCRN, the WCHE implements multi-disciplinary approaches to address deeply entrenched social disparities and healthcare gaps.
One of the most critical barriers to health during the pandemic has been consumer access to reliable, science-based, culturally appropriate, and native language information resources. The partnership between Wellstar and MSM-NCRN will extend the organizations’ reach and resources to enhance information access and drive positive impact.