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Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease: "What's Driving COVID-19's Devastating Impact on Communities of Color & What People Can Do to Reduce Their Risks? A Conversation with Primary Care Physician Dr. James Pinckney II" 

May 21, 2020 



According to preliminary U.S. data shared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in addition to older people, people with underlying health conditions such as diabetes, chronic lung disease, and cardiovascular disease, appear to experience more severe complications from COVID-19. Further data has shown that from March 1-30, underlying medical conditions and symptoms at admission were reported through COVID-NET for approximately 180 (12.1%) hospitalized adults (Table) and 89.3% had one or more underlying conditions. 

In the next podcast series, Ken Thrope discusses health disparities related to COVID-19 and talks with Dr. James Pinckney II

April 17, 2020 



The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed serious weaknesses in the U.S. healthcare system. Issues with access to primary care services, limited hospital capacity, and the unintended consequences of a flawed payment structure are now front and center - and demanding real solutions. 

Watch the replay to hear from lawmakers and physicians on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis. They will give their perspective on the current environment, discuss what’s working and what’s not, and share their thoughts on a number of actionable opportunities - legislative, technological, and systemic - that could accelerate much-needed transformation in healthcare. 


Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA)
Dr. John A. Blanchard, M.D. (CEO, SALTA Direct Primary Care)
Dr. Brian Forrest, M.D. (CEO, Access Healthcare Direct)
Dr. James Pinckney II, M.D. (CEO, Diamond Physicians)
Dr. Ahmad Garrett-Price, M.D. (Baylor Scott & White Health)

Moderated by J. Kevin A. McKechnie (Staff Director and Founder, ABA HSA Council)

Brought to you Accresa & Ameriflex

March 26, 2020


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