Please join us for a panel discussion about diabetes with nationally renowned experts, Drs. James Gavin, Ann Albright, and George Rust, who will lead the conversation about barriers to integrated clinical care and practice transformation, community engagement, community partnerships, and data collection and analysis. We will also examine ways health professionals are successfully working together to make a difference.

This Web Forum will specifically address:

  • Diabetes burden for minorities in the United States;
  • Causes of health disparities;
  • Interventions needed to achieve diabetes health equity;
  • Ways to achieve tighter integration of clinic and community interventions; and
  • How research is translating into better outcomes for diabetes patients.

This activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to one credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians.


James R. Gavin III, MD, PhD

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer

Healing Our Village Inc.

College Park, GA

Dr. James Gavin is chief executive officer and chief medical officer of Healing Our Village, Inc., in Atlanta, Georgia, a company that specializes in targeted advocacy, training, education, and outreach for healthcare professionals and minority communities. He is also a clinical professor of medicine at Emory University School of Medicine in…

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Ann Albright, PhD, RD

Director, Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Atlanta, GA

Dr. Ann Albright assumed the position of Director, Division of Diabetes Translation (DDT) in January 2007. As director, Dr. Albright leads a team of more than 100 who strive to eliminate the preventable burden of diabetes through leadership, research, programs, and policies that translate science into practice. Dr. Albright received her…

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George Rust, MD, MPH

Co-Director, National Center for Primary Care

Morehouse School of Medicine

Atlanta, GA

George Rust MD, MPH is a Professor of Family Medicine and is the founding Director of the National Center for Primary Care (NCPC) at Morehouse School of Medicine and currently serves as co-director with Dr. Dominic Mack. The NCPC’s mission is to promote excellence in community oriented care and optimal…

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Sabrina Y. Jackson, PA-C, MMSc

Clinical Instructor, Department of Family Medicine

Morehouse School of Medicine

Atlanta, GA

Sabrina Y. Jackson, PA-C, MMSc., is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Family Medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine. She is a native of Atlanta, GA and received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Jackson State University and her Masters of Medical Science PA Degree from Emory…

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