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Essential for Health:

Meet the Heroes Expanding Access to Care During the Pandemic

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. ET
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. PT

Join us during National Volunteer Week for a special livestreamed conversation, hosted by Dr. Mikhail Varshavski, better known as “Doctor Mike,” highlighting the dedicated staff and volunteers who make good health possible for millions of low-income, uninsured and underinsured patients at free and charitable clinics across the country.

We’ll hear from longtime clinic staff and volunteers who will discuss the importance of advancing health equity, increasing medicine security and addressing the social determinants of health to improve care for the most vulnerable.

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Hosted By:

<strong>Dr. Mikhail (Doctor Mike) Varshavski, D.O</strong>.
Dr. Mikhail (Doctor Mike) Varshavski, D.O.

Board Certified Family Medicine Physician & Content Creator


<strong>Jennifer DaSilva</strong>
Jennifer DaSilva

Director, Fred Weisman Americares Free Clinic of Bridgeport, Connecticut

<strong><strong>Dr. Ari Perkins</strong></strong>
Dr. Ari Perkins

Volunteer Medical Director, Bob Macauley Americares Free Clinic of Norwalk, Connecticut

<strong><strong>Edith Lee</strong></strong>
Edith Lee

Vice President, Americares U.S. Program


Part 1: Ad eos igitur converte te, quaeso.

Part 2: Quem Tiberina descensio festo illo die tanto gaudio.

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In This Livestream

Erica Hill, CNN Anchor and National Correspondent
Erica Hill

CNN Anchor and National Correspondent

Dr. Julie Varughese

Americares Chief Medical Officer

M. Rashad Massoud, MD, MPH, FACP
Dr. M. Rashad Massoud

Americares Chief Program Officer


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