MEDIA ADVISORY: Virtual Community Health Needs Assessment Release

For Immediate Release

Rachel D. Graham


Wednesday, August 19, 2020


1-hour event will stream live on Facebook and YouTube

Virtual Panelists include:
Demaune Millard


Rev. Dr. Terris King, Sr.


Kim Dobson Sydnor, Ph.D.


Joshua Sharfstein, M.D.

Family League to Release Community Health Needs Assessment During Streaming Virtual Event

Panelists Drs. Josh Sharfstein, Kim Sydnor to discuss report's findings and the role of City's historical inequities in current challenges and needs

BALTIMORE, Md. – August 17, 2020 – Family League of Baltimore (Family League) today announced it will host a virtual release of its newly completed Community Health Needs Assessment Through a Health Equity Lens. Responding to the need for increased precaution due to COVID-19, the event will stream live on Facebook and YouTube on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, from 3 pm to 4 pm.

In its role as a Local Management Board, Family League, in conjunction with Morgan State University School of Community Health and Policy, took a deep dive to gauge the needs of the City regarding current problems, community strengths, as well as available programs, services, and resources. The resulting Community Needs Assessment broadens the report’s utility by bringing a health equity lens to the work and exploring the City’s history of racial inequity. This virtual event will unpack the report’s findings and implications on Transformation 2020, Family League’s Strategic Plan for Organizational Success.

Family League President & CEO Demaune Millard is joined in conversation by Board Chair Rev. Dr. Terris King, Sr.; Kim Dobson Sydnor, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Dean, School of Community Health and Policy, Morgan State University; and Joshua M. Sharfstein, M.D, former Baltimore City Health Commissioner and Vice Dean of Public Health Practice and Community Engagement and Professor of Practice, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University.

Family League of Baltimore’s Community Health Needs Assessment is made possible through the generous support of the Bainum Family Foundation and the Goldseker Foundation.

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