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February 17, 2021

Congressman Trone Hosts Equity and Justice Roundtable on Health Care


Contact: Hannah Muldavin, 


Congressman Trone Hosts Equity and Justice Roundtable on Health Care

WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) hosted a roundtable discussion on equity and justice in health care with a panel of world-renowned doctors and health care providers. During the conversation, the group spoke about what forms these inequities take, the importance of addressing them, and how building trust between communities and the health care system will lead to a healthier society.

“We’ve seen how systemic inequities in health care impact vulnerable communities — from disproportionate rates of COVID-19 deaths and the unfair distribution of the COVID vaccine, to higher rates of mental health and substance use disorders,” said Congressman Trone. “I’d like to thank these excellent panelists for joining me in this tough conversation, sharing their expertise on these disparities, and offering solutions on how we can create a more just health care system.”

The panelists included:

  • Dr. Lisa A. Cooper, Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity
  • Dr. Karen Parker, Director, NIH Sexual and Gender Minority Research Office
  • David Stewart, Health Insurance Program Director, AHEC West
  • Dr. Leslie Adams, Assistant Professor, Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

You can watch the conversation here

Congressman David Trone was elected to the House of Representatives in November 2018 to serve the 6th District of Maryland, which includes all or part of Montgomery, Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett Counties. Trone serves on the Appropriations, Veterans’ Affairs, and Joint Economic Committees in the 117th Congress and previously served on the Education and Labor and Foreign Affairs Committees. In Congress, Trone is fighting to make progress on issues that matter to Marylanders, including the opioid epidemic, criminal justice reform, and funding for medical research.