As part of its goal to leverage strategic partnerships to empower physicians and communities, AMA is collaborating with West Side United (WSU) in addressing health inequity in 10 neighborhoods on Chicago’s west side.

AMA President Patrice A. Harris, MD, calls on physicians and health care systems, as leaders in their communities, to look for opportunities in their hometowns to identify and remove barriers that too often prevent children and families from reaching their full potential.



Chief Health Equity Officer Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH, presents the AMA's vision for equity, a nation where all people live in thriving communities, where resource work well, and systems are equitable and create no harm, and everyone has the power to achieve optimal health.


AMA Executive Vice President and CEO James L. Madara, MD, emphasizes that the AMA's multi-million dollar contribution in support of West Side United is an investment in improving the health outcomes for generations of neighbors.

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