Since the 2015 Health Legacy of Cleveland (HLC) Award and Scholarship Dinner, our world has changed in ways we could not have imagined. As you may remember, our black-tie and other in-person programs gave way to our 2017 #StayatHome Campaign. We could not have predicted that our #StayatHome would become the theme for our country 2020 to 2022, and that the COVID -19 disease would elevate our mission to favorably impact and eliminate health care disparities, to a national level of concern.
The impact that minority physicians and dentists can make in health disparities has been well established and repeatedly documented since the landmark report by HHS Secretary, Margaret Heckler in the 1985 Health and Human Service Task Force Report on Black and Minority Health. Our mission continues to be to increase the pool of African-American dentists and physicians in northeast Ohio. We must continue to fill the HLC pipeline of students from greater Cleveland, Ohio who attend the Historically Black Colleges and University (HBCU) institutions of Meharry Medical College, Morehouse, Drew and Howard University; and matriculate locally to Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED).
Health Legacy of Cleveland will continue providing scholarship awards to deserving students that meet our criteria in pursuit of their medical or dental degrees. Our requirements also stipulate that these individuals must agree to return to practice in Cleveland.
We respectfully ask for your donation of $100 towards our goal of $50,000 this year for scholarships. One hundred dollars is the suggested minimum donation, but donations of any amount more or less, are welcome. We hope that you will continue to support scholars through our mission and the opportunity to establish medical or dental practice in greater Cleveland.
Please click on the “Leave Your Legacy – Donate Now” buttons on this website, or send a check and your email address to: PO Box 20150 Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120.
Thank you in advance for your continued support,
Giesele Robinson Greene, MD, FACP
HLC Board Member, Emeritus