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February 23, 2022

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”

— Maya Angelou


In the News


1. AMA Prior Authorization Physician Survey Results

On Thursday, February 10, the American Medical Association (AMA) issued a press release regarding the 2021 iteration of the AMA’s prior authorization physician survey. Review the press release here.


2. U.S. Surgeon General’s New Toolkit To Address Health Misinformation

The toolkit provides specific guidance and resources for health care providers, educators, librarians, faith leaders, and trusted community members to understand, identify, and stop the spread of health misinformation in their communities. Check out this toolkit for tips on talking about misinformation, common tactics, and more. Learn more.


3. Access, Data, Power, and Resources: A Roadmap to Health Equity

Vaccine Equity Cooperative partners provide recommendations based on lessons learned from shared experiences collaborating at the local, state, and federal level to respond to COVID-19. The report addresses health disparities in the communities served, and it is focused on four key pillars of health equity that reflect the challenges faced by implementers during the COVID-19 response: Access, Data, Power, and Resources. Learn more.



COVID-19 Updates


1.    3 COVID-19 Forecasts To Know This Week

2.    Pharmacists Challenge Low Pay

3.    NC DHHS COVID-19 Dashboard


Learning Opportunities



Wednesday, March 9, 1:00 PM – 4:00 p.m. ET

The Paul A. Godley Health Equity Symposium brings together faculty, staff, students, and the community to highlight and encourage health equity research, promote collaboration and networking, and encourage strategic planning and partnerships at the School of Medicine.



Upcoming Events


·       2022 NC Neurological Society Hybrid Annual Meeting (Feb. 25-27, 2022)

·       2022 NC Obstetrical and Gynecological Society Annual Meeting (April 8-10, 2022)