Rally to Support Howard University College of Medicine and Medical Center

As an alum and supporter of the Howard community, you know the importance of the Howard University College of Medicine (HUCOM) and Howard Medical Center. HUCOM and Howard’s Medical Center have been critical staples in the city’s health care community for more than 150 years.

The D.C. Council is positioned to approve legislation on December 4th that would pave the way for an exclusive deal for a new hospital on St. Elizabeths campus. Howard supports a new East End hospital, but the agreement currently proposed would exclude Howard’s faculty physicians; medical students and residents; nursing; allied health; pharmacy; and, dentistry students from providing services and receiving training at the new hospital. As a result, the more than 1,000 health professional students currently being trained at Howard will be in severe jeopardy.

We remind everyone that more than 90 percent of these students are from underrepresented minority groups whose predecessors have long demonstrated a willingness to serve citizens of the District and surrounding communities, as well as our Nation.

Without an equal opportunity for Howard physicians and medical residents to practice and train in the new hospital, the proposed deal will decrease revenue and volume at HUH, disrupt the pipeline of 750 minority physicians in training, and threaten the viability of the College of Medicine and Howard’s Medical Center.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Join the conversation on social media. Use the hashtag #HowardMedicineMatters

AND

CONTACT THE MAYOR AND D.C. COUNCIL.

D.C. residents write a letter and let them know the following three things:

ONE: You DO NOT support the current proposal because it threatens the viability of Howard University College of Medicine and Howard’s Medical Center.

TWO: Demand that Howard physicians, medical students and health science professional students be given an equal opportunity to practice and train in the new hospital.

THREE: The current agreement will: 1) Cause a decline in revenue and patients at HUH, causing insufficient volume for training medical students and residents; 2) Disrupt the pipeline of minority physician training that serves D.C. and the nation; and, 3) Hinder Howard University College of Medicine and health science professionals’ academic missions.

Thank you for your prompt attention and support of this urgent matter! Let’s help ensure Howard University College of Medicine and Howard Medical Center continues to forward our legacy of producing top African American physicians to serve D.C. and the nation!

Here’s a list of elected officials in DC that you can contact TODAY!!!

MAYOR MURIEL BOWSER

(MAYOR)

eom@dc.gov (202) 727-2643

Twitter: @MayorBowser | FB: MayorMurielBowser

CHAIRMAN PHIL MENDELSON

(COUNCIL CHAIRMAN)

pmendelson@dccouncil.us (202) 724-8032

Twitter: @ChmnMendelson | FB: @ChairmanPhilMendelson

COUNCILMEMBER BRIANNE NADEAU

(WARD 1)

bnadeau@dccouncil.us (202) 724-8181

Twitter: @BrianneKNadeau

FB: @BrianneKNadeau

COUNCILMEMBER JACK EVANS

(WARD 2)

jackevans@dccouncil.us (202) 724-8058

Twitter: @JackEvansWard2

FB: @JackEvansWard2

COUNCILMEMBER MARY M. CHEH

(WARD 3)

mcheh@dccouncil.us (202) 724-8062

Twitter: @MaryCheh

FB: @CMMaryCheh

COUNCILMEMBER BRANDON T. TODD

(WARD 4)

btodd@dccouncil.us (202) 724-8052

Twitter: @CMBrandonTodd

FB: @BrandonTTodd

COUNCILMEMBER KENYAN MCDUFFIE

(WARD 5)

kmcduffie@dccouncil.us (202) 724-8028

Twitter: @CM_McDuffie

FB: @KenyanRMcDuffie

COUNCILMEMBER CHARLES ALLEN

(WARD 6)

callen@dccouncil.us (202) 724-8072

Twitter: @CMCharlesAllen

FB: @CMCharlesAllen

COUNCILMEMBER VINCENT C. GRAY

(WARD 7)

vgray@dccouncil.us (202)724-8068

Twitter: @VinceGrayWard7

FB: @VinceGrayWard7

COUNCILMEMBER TRAYON WHITE, SR.

(WARD 8)

twhite@dccouncil.us (202) 724-8045

Twitter: @trayonwhite

FB: @trayonwhite8

COUNCILMEMBER ANITA D. BONDS

(AT LARGE)

abonds@dccouncil.us (202) 724-8064

Twitter: @AnitaBondsDC

FB: @AnitaBondsDC

COUNCILMEMBER DAVID GROSSO

(AT LARGE)

dgrosso@dccouncil.us (202) 724-8105

Twitter: @CMDGrosso

FB: @CMDGrosso

COUNCILMEMBER ELISSA SILVERMAN

(AT LARGE)

esilverman@dccouncil.us (202) 724-7772

Twitter: @TweetElissa

FB: @CMElissaSilverman

COUNCILMEMBER ROBERT WHITE, JR.

(AT LARGE)

rwhite@dccouncil.us (202) 724-8174

Twitter: @RobertWhite_DC

FB: @RobertWhiteAtLarge

Learn more about how to help at:

https://medicine.howard.edu/howard-medicine-matters

Renee Nash


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Renee Nash, Director of Information and Public Affairs for WHUR, is a well-respected journalist who has covered a range of issues from local and national politics, to healthcare reform and civil rights. She has also spearheaded numerous award-winning projects including radiothons, town hall meetings and food and clothing drives. Over her 25-year career at WHUR, she has been a writer, reporter, producer and anchor. Renee serves on the boards of many organizations including the Edith P. Wright Breast Cancer Foundation and Sisters of Hope. She is the proud mom of Dominique and Delante.

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