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THE LEGACY OF
LOUIS W. SULLIVAN, MD

President Emeritus, Morehouse School of Medicine
United States Health & Human Services Secretary to President George HW Bush (1989-1993)

Louis W. Sullivan, M.D., is chairman of the Washington, D.C.-based Sullivan Alliance to Transform the Health Professions. In January 2020, in order to further increase diversity and transform health professions’ education and health delivery systems, the Board of the Sullivan Alliance voted to become a central program of the Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC). In 2022, the AAHC merged into the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

He served as chair of the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities from 2002-2009 and was co-chair of the President’s Commission on HIV and AIDS from 2001-2006. With the exception of his tenure as secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from 1989 to 1993, Dr. Sullivan was president of Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) — the only predominantly Black medical school in the U.S. established in the 20th Century — for more than two decades.  On July 1, 2002, he retired and was appointed president emeritus. READ MORE

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Sullivan 5K Run

Saturday, August 24, 2024 | Washington Park | Oak Bluffs, MA

Founded in 1989 by Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services from 1989-1993, the Sullivan Run/Walk for Health and Fitness is a great end-of-summer event for the whole family.

Racers of all ages compete on the US Track and Field Association certified 5K course around East Chop Bluff with a spectacular view of Nantucket Sound. We wanted to let you know that we heard your feedback last year and plan to start the runners at 9 am with walkers beginning right behind them. Kids 10 and under can participate in the Kids Dash.

Commemorative T-shirts will be distributed to the first 300 registered race participants. Strollers and well-behaved leashed animals are permitted; however, we ask that they remain at the “back of the pack” and practice extreme caution during the race.

So, lace up your sneakers and please join us in August! MORE INFO

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Morehouse medical school founder, UPS CEO named Georgia Trustees

Dr. Louis Sullivan and Carol Tome become latest Georgians to earn state’s highest honor at gala in Savannah

SAVANNAH — Growing up in Blakely in the wake of the Great Depression, Louis Sullivan came to understand the imperfections of his home state.

His father had moved the family to the town in rural southwest Georgia to open the area’s first Black-owned funeral home and set up a branch of the NAACP. The elder Sullivan’s activism alienated the white establishment and meant Louis’ mother, who held a master’s degree in education, couldn’t get a job.  READ MORE

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WE'LL FIGHT IT OUT HERE

A History of the Ongoing Struggle for Health Equity

How a coalition of Black health professions schools made health equity a national issue.

Winner of the Phillis Wheatley Award by the Sons & Daughters of the United States Middle Passage

Racism in the US health care system has been deliberately undermining Black health care professionals and exacerbating health disparities among Black Americans for centuries. These health disparities only became a mainstream issue on the agenda of US health leaders and policy makers because a group of health professions schools at Historically Black Colleges and Universities banded together to fight for health equity. We’ll Fight It Out Here tells the story of how the Association of Minority Health Professions Schools (AMHPS) was founded by this coalition and the hard-won influence it built in American politics and health care. David Chanoff and Louis W. Sullivan, former secretary of health & human services, detail how the struggle for equity has been fought in the field of health care, where bias and disparities continue to be volatile national issues.

Chanoff and Sullivan outline the history of Black health care, from pre-Emancipation to today, centering on the work of AMHPS, which brought to light health care inequities in 1983 and precipitated virtually all minority health care legislation since then. Based on extensive research in the literature, as well as more than seventy interviews with the people central to this fight for legislative and policy change, We’ll Fight It Out Here is the important story of a vital coalition movement, virtually unknown until now, that changed the national understanding of health inequities.

The work of this coalition of Black health schools continues, both in supporting the training of more doctors and health professionals from minority backgrounds and in advancing issues related to health equity. By highlighting these endeavors, We’ll Fight It Out Here brings attention to a pivotal group in the history of the health equity movement and provides a road map of practical mechanisms that can be used to advance it.

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