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City of Hope's Music, Film and Entertainment Industry group is getting behind the California Coalition for Cancer Equity Health Justice Summit at the Grammy Museum, 6/20-22.

Teamed with Division of Health Equities Founding Director Rick Kittles, Ph.D., the "Closing the Care Gap" event aims to educate, support and explore areas in which all can contribute toward the goal of achieving health equity.

“The historic dearth of attention to the health of poor communities of color in this country has led to systemic disparities in health and health outcomes, increased financial insecurity and toxicity and a general lack of trust for biomedical research and the health-care community,” Kittles said. “Many of the disparities in health that we see can be eliminated if we end racism, remove structural barriers to care and stop implicit bias in the medical field. Removing these barriers and providing focused prevention strategies could positively change the landscape of health in this country.”

A VIP reception, presented in partnership with Culture Collective’s Jonathan Azu—who just joined COH's Entertainment Industry Executive Board and is chairing the reception—Republic Records Danielle Price, 50/50 Music Group Management’s Willie “Prophet” Stiggers and singer-songwriter/mental-health advocate Michelle Williams will take place 6/20 and feature a performance by singer-songwriter Cory Henry with drummer TaRon Lockett.

The California Coalition for Cancer Equity (C3E) Symposium will be held 6/21. City of Hope and the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center will partner to produce scientific sessions and discussions on health-equity issues led by prominent physicians, researchers and health care experts.

On 6/22, "Closing the Care Gap" will present national experts in a series of discussions about how we can further leverage public/private partnerships to address the root causes of health inequity.

Event registration is here.