Friday, April 19, 2024 from 8:00 AM to 4:45 PM
Saturday, April 20, 2024 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

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Gallaudet University
800 Florida Ave NE                                                            Washington, DC 20002


Angela Sullivan, MPH
Manager, Provider Education
Tel: 918.748.8455 
E-mail: asullivan@healthfirst.org

Henry R. Paul, MD
NOAH NY d/b/a MediNova New York
Tel: 914.874.3264
E-mail: hpaulmd@medinovany.org



This Continuing Medical Education activity is designed to update primary care and specialty practices on the evolving strategies for implementing evidence-based medicine to meet the needs of local, regional, and global communities. The intent is to inform the attendees on innovations in treating special patient populations, with a focus on Caribbean communities. Using evidence-based prevention, chronic-disease management, pharmacotherapy, and cutting-edge treatment options, participants will be able to integrate approaches to improve patient care outcomes for patients.

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be cognizant of:

  • Objective 1: New models of healthcare delivery system reform and how they can be employed
  • Objective 2: Current solutions to address healthcare fragmentation and health outcomes
  • Objective 3: Addressing health disparities of Caribbean population both locally and abroad
  • Objective 4: Learn best practices to identify and address health equity in the communities that they serve using data to define standards of care 
  • Objective 5: Adopt pragmatic tools and innovations to address the needs of patient population

Medical Directors, Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, health professionals and practice leaders that serve high-risk populations.

Howard University College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.



It is the policy of Howard University College of Medicine to ensure objectivity, balance, independence, transparency, and scientific rigor in all CME-sponsored educational activities. All faculty participating in the planning or implementation of a sponsored activity are expected to disclose to the audience any relevant financial relationships and to assist in resolving any conflict of interest that may arise from the relationship. Presenters must also make a meaningful disclosure to the audience of their discussions of unlabeled or unapproved drugs or devices. This information will be available as part of the course materials.

Howard University College of Medicine is in full compliance with provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is accessible to individuals with special needs. If you would like to attend this conference and require any special needs or accommodations, please contact:

Angela Sullivan, MPH
Manager, Provider Education
Phone: 918.748.8455  
E-mail: asullivan@healthfirst.org 

Healthfirst is New York’s largest not-for-profit health insurer, earning the trust of 1.7 million members by offering access to affordable healthcare. Sponsored by New York City’s leading hospitals, Healthfirst’s unique advantage is rooted in its mission to put members first by working closely with its broad network of providers on shared goals. Healthfirst takes pride in being pioneers of the value-based care model, recognized as a national best practice. For nearly 30 years, Healthfirst has built its reputation in the community for top-quality products and services New Yorkers can depend on.  It has grown significantly to serve the needs of members, offering market-leading products to fit every life stage, including Medicaid plans, Medicare Advantage plans, long-term care plans, qualified health plans, and individual and small group plans. Healthfirst serves members in New York City and on Long Island, as well as in Westchester, Sullivan, and Orange counties. For more information on Healthfirst, visit healthfirst.org

Founded in 1868, the College of Medicine takes pride in its long and illustrious history of training students to become competent and compassionate physicians who provide health care in medically underserved communities.

 While the College offers excellent research and research training opportunities, the major emphasis is on preparing students to deliver patient care in communities that have a shortage of physicians and public health professionals.

 The College living alumni, more than 4,000, are a testimony that an excellent medical education can be obtained at Howard. Although opportunities for minority students have increased at other medical schools, the College uniquely addresses the special health care needs of medically underserved communities and continues to produce a significant number of the nation's minority physicians. The College is a part of Howard University, a comprehensive research university. While the University community has traditionally been predominantly black, Howard has been an interracial and cosmopolitan institution throughout its history, with students, faculty, and staff of all races and from many foreign nations. All must meet the high standards of excellence of Howard University, which has the largest concentration of black faculty and student scholars in the country.

 In addition to the College of Medicine, the Howard University Health Sciences Center includes the Howard University Hospital; the College of Dentistry; the College of Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences; the Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library; and the Student Health Center. Located in the nation's capital, the College can draw upon the immense medical resources of this area, including the National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine.

MediNova New York, formerly known as NOAH New York, is a US healthcare nonprofit organization that strives to provide exemplary healthcare solutions for the underserved community for the people in Northeast Haiti.  Our organization was founded in 2008 by Dr. Henry Paul, a NY internist and nephrologist. MediNova NY has organized many medical missions and academic conferences in Haiti, and currently is building a healthcare clinic and teaching facility. MediNova has established strategic partnerships with Howard University, Healthfirst in the US, and the UniversitÚ d’╔tat d’Ha´ti and the government of Haiti. Currently, funding is coming from our annual fundraising gala dinner, private individuals, and companies.

Our Mission We have a two-part mission: To provide accessible, high-quality medical treatment to the underserved communities of Northeastern Haiti in a manner that protects the dignity and independence of our patients with the highest standards of integrity, impartiality, and openness. To advance the field of primary medical care in the community by providing educational opportunities for both current and future local medical practitioners.


Our Vision:  We are seeking to advance the continued growth, advancement, and sustainability of medical care in the region by both directly providing primary care to underserved communities and individuals in a manner reflecting our commitment to respect, excellence and integrity in addition to training future and current local medical practitioners in the latest and most effective means of treatment. We believe that all individuals have the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, which includes access to medical services.  For more information on MediNova NY, visit noahnewyork.org


Healthfirst, MediNova NY, Howard University College of Medicine/Howard University Hospital, and their staffs are not responsible for injury or illness resulting from the use of medications or modalities discussed during this educational activity.