MI Chief Medical Executive Appointed to Biden-Harris COVID-10 Health Equity Task Force

Posted over 1 year ago in ANA-Michigan News

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris announced 12 individuals from all around the United States to serve as non-federal members on the Biden-Harris COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force. Michigan’s chief medical executive, Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, was appointed to the Task Force.

According to a press release, the Task Force is charged with issuing a range of recommendations to help inform the COVID-19 response and recovery. This includes recommendations on equitable allocation of COVID-19 resources and relief funds, effective outreach and communication to underserved and minority populations, and improving cultural proficiency within the federal government. Additional recommendations include efforts to improve data collection and use, as well as a long-term plan to address data shortfalls regarding communities of color and other underserved populations. The Task Force’s work will conclude after issuing a final report to the COVID-19 Response Coordinator describing the drivers of observed COVID-19 inequities, the potential for ongoing disparities faced by COVID-19 survivors, and actions to ensure that future pandemic responses do not ignore or exacerbate health inequities.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer tweeted following the announcement and said, “Thrilled that Dr. Khaldun has been appointed to serve on the White House COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force. Our entire country will benefit from her determination and expertise. Congratulations!”


To view the press release from the Biden-Harris Administration, please click here.