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Dear Friends and Colleagues:
It is with extreme sadness that we share the news of the passing of our Executive Director Paul Dorn on Sunday, August 2. Paul joined our staff in May of this year but over the course of our history, Paul has been an ardent MACC supporter. He is a founding Board Member and the founding Chair of the Board of Directors.
Late last week, Paul prepared an update that you would have received today. In his message he wrote, in part:
“Today is my 75th day as the Executive Director. I have gained a wealth of knowledge during my transition back to MACC and I am excited about the future. Thank you for all of your support and dedication, as we would be lost without our community partners. MACC has accomplished some tremendous feats in nearly 13 years with the support of strong leadership at the Executive Level and invaluable governance from the Board of Directors. We have developed health coalitions, produced research-based Needs Assessments for various diverse communities in Ohio, contributed to a number of committees and working groups, developed strategic partnerships and so much more in an effort to eliminate health disparities, expand access to health care and services, and reduce the stigma of mental illness and substance abuse disorders. I am humbled, privileged, and inspired to lead MACC.”
Paul previously served as Vice President of Corporate Compliance at St. Vincent Family Center, was a National Facilitator Trainer / Anti-Bias Educator with the Anti- Defamation League, and was a Pediatric Child, Adolescent and Family Therapist with Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
The Board of Directors was more than excited to have Paul accept the position and then serve as our Executive Director. Today we are experiencing shock and grief in equal measure.
Jill Frost, Vice Chair
MACC Board of Directors
Register Now for the 2015 MACC Statewide Training Conference & Annual Meeting
Esteemed Ohio State University Physicans added to Training Conference Program!
Malika Haque, MD, FAAP
Thursday, September 3; 9:15 am - 11:15 am
Caring For Muslim Patients: Their Religious, Cultural, and Ethical Values
Malika Haque, MD, is a member of the Section of Ambulatory Pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. For more than 30 years, Dr. Haque has provided comprehensive health care to infants, children and adolescents seen in the ambulatory clinics of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, which includes a large multicultural population. Dr. Haque currently teaches physicians, students, residents and allied health care professional’s best practices regarding the management of multicultural populations in the ambulatory clinics and the management of hospitalized and critically ill patients. Dr. Haque has pioneered this module which is now available for other universities who are interested in introducing cultural diversity courses in Caring for Muslim Patients in the Med 1 or Med 2 portion of their Medical School Curriculum.
Arthur R. James, MD
Friday, September 4; 10:45 am - 12:30 pm
Ohio's Infant Mortality Challenge
Arthur R. James, MD, is a general obstetrician and gynecologist and associate clinical professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Between 1992 and 1999, he led a community-wide effort in Kalamazoo County Michigan that reduced black infant mortality from 29.7 to 10.2 deaths per 1,000 black births. The county became only one of a few in the United States to accomplish the Healthy-People 2000 goal of 11 deaths per 1,000 live black births. In July 2011, Dr. James moved to Ohio to join the faculty of The Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital and serve as co-director of the Ohio Better Birth Outcomes, co-chair of the Ohio Collaborative to Prevent Infant Mortality, and senior policy advisor in the Bureau of Child and Family Services of the Ohio Department of Health. Dr. James was also awarded the 2015 Enlightened Kalidoscope Award from MACC.