Dr. Christopher King Appointed to Serve on the DC Commission on Health Equity
On July 9, 2019, the DC Council voted to approve the appointment of Dr. Christopher King to serve on the DC Commission on Health Equity. The commission was created “to prepare, through the Department of Health’s Office on Violence Prevention and Health Equity, comprehensive recommendations to the Department of Health, the council, and the mayor that examine and address health inequities across the District and differing opportunities for healthcare by demographic subpopulations and geographic areas, including in each election ward of the District.”
“As a native Washingtonian, it is an honor to serve my city and advance the work of a priority that is aligned with my work experience, academic training, and passion,” said King. “Within the past decade, our city has reaped the benefits of a prosperous economy. No one should be left behind. As a commissioner, I will use my voice to build upon existing efforts to ensure that all residents, particularly those who have been left behind, have access to the essential resources for social mobility and optimal health”, he added.