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May 13, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Access, Coverage and Equity: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Implications on future healthcare policy and delivery
This meeting will emphasize how nimble our systems have been over the past year and how quickly new systems have been enacted including telehealth, changes in clinical care, an increasing focus on health equity, and benefits through legislative action. Featuring Drs. Ihuoma Eneliy, Helen Hughes, Ruth Etzel, Mona Patel, Amy Starmer, and Mark Del Monte and Sarah Polk.


  • Introductions / Overview of APA HCD and Public Policy Committees 
  • Health Care Delivery Awardee Presentation: Ihuoma Eneliy, MD, MS – Childhood obesity
  • Public Policy Awardee Presentation: Ruth Etzel, MD, PhD – Environmental health
  • Introduction of additional speakers/panelists / panel presentation
    • Mark Del Monte, JD – CEO / Executive Vice President, American Academy of Pediatrics – Pediatric Policy Update
    • Helen Hughes, MD, MPH – Medical Director of Pediatric Telemedicine, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center – Expansion and future of telemedicine
    • Sara Polk – Co-Director of Centro SOL (Center for Health and Opportunity for Latinos), Johns Hopkins University – Health equity
  • Breakout room discussions