Overcoming Stigma & Expanding Access to Mental Health Support for K–12 Youth Webinar (with Hip Hop Public Health)

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January 10, 2024
Join us for a one-hour panel discussion with Hip Hop Public Health about the stigma and inequities experienced by K-12 students in accessing quality healthcare, particularly within historically under-represented communities. Our expert panelists will highlight the challenges students and families face when seeking the care they need and how these hurdles can impact student well-being. Specifically, they will discuss strategies and best practices for reducing stigma and expanding access to mental health care within underserved communities.

Our speakers:

Olajide Williams, MD, MS, Founder & Board Chair, Hip Hop Public Health

Founder & Board Chair Olajide Williams, MD, MS is the Vice Dean of Community Health at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons (VP&S). A specialist in the treatment of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases, Dr. Williams is also an attending physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and a clinical neurologist at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. He attained his medical degree from the University of Lagos, Nigeria, and completed his neurology residency and neuromuscular fellowship training at The Neurological Institute of New York. Dr. Williams is a world-renowned leader in stroke disparities and community-based behavioral intervention research. He is a principal investigator of multiple NIH awards, including a Center for Stroke Disparities Solutions in New York.


Lori Rose Benson

Lori joined Hip Hop Public Health in 2017 as the organization’s inaugural Executive Director, bringing 25+ years’ of experience in public health and education and deep expertise in developing and scaling innovative, equitable health, fitness, and wellness programs. Earlier in her career, Lori proudly served as the founding Executive Director of the NYC Department of Education’s Office of School Wellness Programs, orchestrating curriculum, assessment, and professional learning initiatives to revitalize health and physical education for 1.1 million students in 1,600 public schools. Lori also served as Vice President of Healthy Lifestyles for the YMCA of Greater New York, spearheading health innovation and chronic disease prevention programs to meet diverse community needs. Lori is a Doctor of Public Health candidate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health concentrating in health equity and social justice, and an Adelphi University Adjunct Faculty member in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences.

Travis Gayles, MD, PhD, Chief Health Officer, Hazel Health

Dr. Travis previously served as the Health Officer and Chief of Public Health Services for Montgomery County, Maryland, where he oversaw the county health system, including the county's school based health program. He brings significant pediatric clinical experience to Hazel, and has been a published researcher on topics such as the impact of exposure to bullying and interpersonal violence on adolescent risk-taking behavior. Dr. Travis is a faculty member at NYU and the co-chair of the CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment (CHACHSPT). He holds a BA from Duke University and an MD/PhD from University of Illinois.

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About Hazel

Hazel Health, the leader in school-based telehealth, partners with school districts to provide mental and physical health services to K-12 students where they are–at school or home. Hazel’s diverse, culturally competent providers specialize in the health challenges of children and teens and partner with parents and school staff to make the best care decisions for students. Hazel is committed to improving health care equity and is available regardless of family income, geography, insurance status, or ability to pay. Hazel’s mission is to transform children’s access to health care, because when students feel better, they learn better.

Learn more at hazel.co.

About Hazel

Hazel Health, the leader in school-based telehealth, partners with school districts to provide mental and physical health services to K-12 students where they are–at school or home. Hazel's diverse, culturally competent providers work with parents and school staff to transform children's access to health care, because when students feel better, they learn better.

Learn more at hazel.co.

About Hazel

Hazel Health, the leader in school-based telehealth, partners with school districts to provide mental and physical health services to K-12 students where they are–at school or home. Hazel serves nearly 2 million students across 100 school districts, helping to reduce chronic absenteeism and unfinished learning by addressing gaps in health care access. As an extension of the school health team, Hazel helps schools immediately address student physical and mental health care needs. Hazel’s mission is to transform children’s access to health care because when students feel better, they learn better.

Learn more at Hazel.co/hazel-in-schools.

About Hazel

Hazel Health, the leader in school-based telehealth, partners with school districts to provide mental and physical health services to K-12 students where they are–at school or home. Hazel helps school districts address chronic absenteeism, unfinished learning, and school enrollment, by addressing gaps in health care access.

Learn more at Hazel.co/hazel-in-schools.

About Hazel

Hazel Health, the leader in school-based telehealth, partners with school districts and families to provide mental and physical health services to K-12 students where they are–at school or home. Instead of waiting for an appointment with a doctor or therapist, children can see a Hazel provider for a telehealth visit, at no cost to families. With guardian permission, Hazel’s telehealth platform allows children to connect with a health care provider within minutes, or a therapist within days of referral. Hazel’s providers can help with everything from allergies and stomach aches to anxiety and depression. With Hazel, children can get the care they need when they need it.

Learn more at Hazel.co/how-hazel-works.

About Hazel

Hazel Health, the leader in school-based telehealth, partners with school districts and families to provide mental and physical health services to K-12 students where they are–at school or home. At no cost, and regardless of insurance status, Hazel’s providers can help with everything from allergies and stomach aches to anxiety and depression. With Hazel, children can get the care they need when they need it.

Learn more at Hazel.co/how-hazel-works.

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