Health Equity: Place-Based Interventions
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November 3, 2022 12:00 pm ET

Health Equity: Place-Based Interventions

Omolara Thomas Uwemedimo, MD, MPH, joins Eric to discuss place-based interventions and how they are used to address health inequities. The place-based model focuses on improving health that aligns with community members, businesses, schools, churches and other institutions in a specific geographic location (a specific community or zip code).



Omolara Thomas Uwemedimo, MD, MPH

CEO & Co-Founder, Strong Children Wellness; Founder, Melanin & Medicine; Founder & Senior Consultant, Social Health Rising

Omolara is a healthcare social entrepreneur, board-certified pediatrician, community health equity consultant, career transition & business coach, public health researcher & health justice advocate.

She has been a practicing pediatrician for the past 14 years in the United States and internationally in several countries across Latin America, Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Her perspective on delivering pediatric care is globally-informed, innovative and unconventional- healthcare can be effectively delivered in non-healthcare settings in the community. It must consider the child and the disease, the parents, the household, and the larger community.

Omolara co-founded Strong Children Wellness, a multi-award-winning healthcare practice network in NYC, providing integrated physical, mental, and social health services for low-income communities of color. She has served as faculty at Columbia University Medical Center and Cohen Children’s Medical Center, conducting research and training resident physicians in community-engaged pediatrics, social determinants of health and care of global/immigrant populations.

She received her medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. She completed residency training in the Harvard and Boston University-affiliated Boston Combined Residency Program at Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center. She received her MPH and completed fellowship training in health services research at Columbia.

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