Promises to Keep: Health Equity Now!

October 3 – 4, 2022 Atlanta, GA

Morehouse School of Medicine The Whitley Hotel


Join us for two days of powerful dialogs, panels, and discussions of convening and networking to help solve the country’s most pressing health equity challenges and work towards a more efficient and effective healthcare system for all.

The Honorary Chair for this year’s Summit is  Eugene Woods, CEO, Atrium Health.


Eugene A. Woods, MBA, MHA, FACHE, is president and chief executive officer of Atrium Health, one of the largest non-profit and leading academic health systems in the United States, with over 70,000 teammates serving patients at 40 hospitals and more than 1,400 care locations across five states: North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia and Alabama. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Atrium Health provides care under the Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist name in the Winston-Salem, North Carolina, as well as Atrium Health Navicent and Atrium Health Floyd in Georgia and Alabama. 

General Admission: $650

General Admission price for the Summit includes a Membership to the BDHEA.

BDHEA Members: $300

Exclusive pricing for BDHEA members

Online Registration Deadline is Thursday, September 29, 2022, at 11:59 P.M. EST

We encourage you to participate with BDHEA as we magnify our impact as healthcare industry leaders, empathetic clinicians, forward-looking administrators, and trusted community partners.

Book your room now for the 2022 Summit

The Whitley Hotel
3434 Peachtree Road N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30326

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12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Welcome Center 

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Call to Conference: Promises to Keep: Delivering Health Equity Results

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Fireside Chat – CEOs Race to Health Equity: How Far to the Finish Line?

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Dessert and Networking Reception 



 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Shuttles to Morehouse School of Medicine from Whitley Hotel

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Welcome Address – Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Opening Plenary – Health Equity from the Perspective of Former Surgeons General

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Option 1 – Health Equity’s Essential Role in ESG Conversations
Option 2 – Putting Equity at the Center of Quality Care

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Representation Matters: Diversifying and Advancing the Talent Pathways

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
The Leadership Luncheon 

1:30 PM – 1:45 PM

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
Racial Disparities in Maternal and Infant Health 

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Closing Session – Leading from the Top: Advancing Health Equity in the Boardroom

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM
Closing Remarks

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM
Networking Opportunity, Airport Departures

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Shuttles to Whitley Hotel 
For media inquiries, please contact Ms. Kimberly Palacios at or 773-853-4794.


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