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Thank You for Joining Us at Our ACU 2021 Virtual Conference!

To ensure the safety of participants in the ongoing pandemic, ACU’s 2021 Annual Conference took place fully virtually on November 1-2. Virtual attendees were able to attend over 20 workshop sessions, including livestreaming of keynote speakers and general sessions, and network with others through Attendee Hub, the virtual conference platform.

This year’s conference theme, Mission: Health Equity, highlighted the need to work collectively to eliminate health disparities by calling out and adequately addressing systemic practices that contribute to poor health among Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, LGBTQIA, and other minority and intersectional groups.

Keynote Speakers

Dayna Bowen Matthew, JD, PhD

Dr. Matthew is theDr. Dayna Bowen Matthew Dean and Harold H. Greene Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School. Dean Matthew is a leader in public health and civil rights law who focuses on racial disparities in health care. She is the author of the book Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care. Learn more about Dr. Matthew.

Dr. Luis Padilla, MD, FAAFP
Dr. Luis Padilla

Dr. Padilla is the associate administrator for health workforce at the Health Resources and Services Administration. He also serves as director of the National Health Service Corps, the Bureau of Health Workforce’s largest program, with a field strength of more than 16,000 clinicians nationwide.

Dr. Kyu Rhee, MD, MPP

Dr. Kyu (“Q”) Rhee serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Aetna at CVS Health. He and his team lead the integration and delivery of clinical and population health solutions. He is passionate and grateful to work for a health care innovation company with a simple and clear purpose: “to help people on their path to better health” from the community to the home to the palm of their hand.

James Macrae, MA, MPP

Keynote Speaker James Macrae, MA, MPPJim Macrae is the associate administrator for the Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Macrae guides BPHC in its support of nearly 1,400 health centers operating approximately 13,000 service delivery sites in every U.S. state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Island, and the Pacific Basin.

Dr. Barbara Brandt, EdM, PhD, FNAP
Dr. Barbara Brandt

Dr. Barbara Fifield Brandt is the Founding Director of the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education at the University of Minnesota.  Dr. Brandt is a tenured professor in the UMN College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Care and Health Systems and is a founder and architect of the Association of Clinicians of the Underserved, first located in Lexington, Kentucky.

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