Source: Association of Academic Health Centers

ACADEMIC HEALTH CENTERS CRITICAL TO COVID-19 RESPONSE

Working Globally to Keep Our Communities Safe

Washington, DC, May 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Academic health centers are critical on the frontlines of responding to the coronavirus pandemic. “The Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC) is proud to highlight the work of these dedicated teams and individuals and their extraordinary actions. Every day, these institutions are responding with outstanding innovations and state-of-the-science healthcare on a fast-paced level to meet the challenges of this pandemic,” said AAHC President and CEO, Dr. Steven L. Kanter.

Academic health centers are deeply imbedded in their communities. They provide tertiary and quaternary healthcare services, specialize in the most complex and difficult diagnoses and treatments, serve as safety-net providers, and educate the next generation of health professionals. Their research leads to advances in understanding and treatment of diseases.

As COVID-19 spreads, impacting communities worldwide, academic health centers remain at the forefront as command centers. “From vaccine research and development, to delivering care and treatment, to providing extensive community outreach, these institutions meet the needs of both local and national populations,” said Kanter.

AAHC is a non-profit association dedicated to advancing health and well-being through values-based leadership of academic health centers.

Christine Smith
Association of Academic Health Centers
202-265-9600
csmith@aahcdc.org