Our crucial conversation around health equity and racism continues in this Power Hour, as we focus on the need to address this critical issue in North Carolina and what we as individuals, as organizations and as a society can do to actively drive change. Join our guests as they provide their thoughts and perspectives around the topic and share specific action.

Power Hour Guests:

Julie Freischlag, MD, FACS, FRCSEd (Hon), DFSVS – Chief Executive Officer of Wake Forest Baptist Health, Dean of Wake Forest School of Medicine, and Chief Academic Office of Atrium Health Enterprise

Artina Dawkins, PhD, MPA – Program Manager and Co-Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Orthopaedic Surgery, Wake Forest Baptist Health

David McIntosh, PhD – Vice President and Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer, Wake Forest Baptist Health

Diane R. Johnson, MPH – Adjunct Professor, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

Philip M. Brown, Jr., MD – NCMS President and Chief Physician Executive, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, NC

Karen L. Smith, MD, FAAFP – NCMS Board Member and Family Physician, Karen L. Smith, MD, PA, Raeford, NC