Black Health Care Coalition President, Melissa Robinson
Michael Weaver, MD, FACEP, CDM is a board-certified medicine physician at Saint Luke's Health System. Dr. Weaver is passionate about giving back and serves on the UMKC School of Medicine and Hospital Hill Diversity Councils and has lead the Critical Mass Gathering, a mentoring program for underrepresented minority medical students and UMBC, KU and KCU.
The award recognizes individuals who have successfully implemented a systems change approach to improving health outcomes for those most impacted by health disparities within the past two years. It celebrates those individuals working to create a culture of health in their communities through authentic resident engagement. The League views engagement as more than presenting information or having people respond to questionnaires (though both are important); instead, we promote efforts that seek to listen to, and learn from, residents in ongoing conversations and leverage those insights to shape the way programs are administered, designed, and executed.