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The tenth annual James E. Clyburn Health Disparities Lecture brought attention to issues with health care equity for minority groups on Tuesday. “We ought to treat people according to their needs. We ought to treat communities according to their needs, groups according to their needs,” Clyburn said. “That, in a very academic way, is what has been shared with us today.”
Some people leave a lasting impression. They live beyond their comfort zones, their vulnerability reminding you that if you don’t try, you almost certainly will fail. They speak their truth authentically and passionately, paving a way for you to search more deeply for your own. And they lead with a spirit of abundance that cultivates the assets within each of us and among all of us, compelling you to pay your generosity forward more often, and more urgently. Natalie Burke is one of those people.
Join CommonHealth ACTION for a two-day training on December 1 - 2, 2016 at our conference center in Washington, DC. This training will develop your knowledge and skills to apply equity, diversity, and inclusion, professionally and personally. Participants in the training will leave prepared to decide and act more equitably through policies, programs, and practices.
Join CommonHealth ACTION for a two-day training on May 19 - 20, 2016 at our conference center in Washington, DC. This training will develop your knowledge and skills to apply equity, diversity, and inclusion, professionally and personally. Participants in the training will leave prepared to decide and act more equitably through policies, programs, and practices.
Natalie S. Burke, Commonhealth ACTION's President & CEO, spoke at the Institute of Medicine's Framing the Dialogue on Race and Ethnicity to Advance Health Equity Workshop on Thursday February 4, 2016.
Join CommonHealth ACTION for a two-day training on March 17 - 18, 2016 at our conference center in Washington, DC. This training will develop your knowledge and skills to apply equity, diversity, and inclusion, professionally and personally. Participants in the training will leave prepared to decide and act more equitably through policies, programs, and practices.
Join us for a one-day training scheduled to be held on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at CommonHealth ACTION's conference center in Washington, DC. This training will develop your knowledge and skills to apply equity, diversity, and inclusion, professionally and personally. Participants in the training will leave prepared to decide and act more equitably through policies, programs, and practices.
Natalie S. Burke, Commonhealth ACTION's President & CEO, spoke at INBOUND's 2015 Fuel the Movement 4-day marketing and sales event at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on Thursday, September 10, 2015. In a segment titled "Bold Talks," she delivered a riveting presentation on the power of "the table."
Join us for a one-day training scheduled to be held on Friday, October 23, 2015 at CommonHealth ACTION's conference center in Washington, DC. This training will develop your knowledge and skills to apply equity, diversity, and inclusion, professionally and personally. Participants in the training will leave prepared to decide and act more equitably through policies, programs, and practices.
Commonhealth ACTION's President & CEO, Natalie S. Burke, was listed as one of INBOUND 2015's most inspiring female speakers. She will be speaking  on Setpember 10 at INBOUND's 2015 Fuel the Movement 4-day marketing and sales event being held at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.
The National Capital Region, including Washington, DC and surrounding areas in Maryland and Virginia, has the highest breast cancer incidence and mortality rates in the United States.  The region also has one of the highest incidence rates of late-stage breast cancer and women of color experience the highest rates of breast cancer mortality. 
For millions of American women, pregnancy brings not only the anticipation of new life, but also the risk of death. The words maternal and infant should not be linked to the word mortality, but in black communities and households throughout America, that is the harsh reality.
Washington, DC – The Boards of Directors of CommonHealth ACTION and the Institute for Public Health Innovation (IPHI) are pleased to announce an exciting new stage in the relationship between the two non-profit organizations. As of July 1, 2015, IPHI will operate independently, while the two organizations will continue to co-locate and share administrative capacity to ensure that both organizations continue to thrive.

(Washington, DC) Today CommonHealth ACTION begins work conducting research for the Susan G. Komen® updated National Capital Region Community Profile. Washington, DC has the highest breast cancer incidence and mortality rates in the United States. The breast cancer incidence rate is 20% higher and mortality rate is nearly 40% higher in Washington, DC compared to the national average. The region also has one of the highest incidence rates of late-stage breast cancer and women of color experience the highest rates of breast cancer mortality.
Creating a Culture of Equity for Veterans' Transition to Civilian Life