Kimberly Jeffries Leonard, PhD, vice chair of the ACS CAN Board of Directors, participated in a Black History Month Forum hosted by the White House on Wednesday, Feb. 23.
The event, Cancer in Color: Equitable Care for Our Communities, amplified the importance of racial equity at the center of health policy initiatives and focus on cancer treatment, prevention, and research.
You can watch a replay of the event on the White House YouTube channel.
Dr. Jeffries Leonard moderated a panel discussion titled When Cancer Has Color and Gender. Panelists included CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure; Dr. Carol Brown of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; and Latoya Hill of the Kaiser Family Foundation.
About Dr. Jeffries Leonard
Dr. Jeffries Leonard is currently the 17th National President of The Links, Incorporated and The Links Foundation, Incorporated.
She serves as President and CEO of Envision Consulting, LLC, a boutique public health consulting firm specializing in strategic and innovative executive level solutions for public, private and government entities, including strategic planning, program design and implementation, and program/systems assessment and evaluation, and minority community engagement.
Learn more about Dr. Jeffries Leonard’s leadership at fightcancer.org.