WE HELP WOMEN OF COLOR-LED ORGANIZATIONS FUND AND BUILD  PROGRAMS THAT CREATE HEALTH EQUITY FOR THE COMMUNITIES THEY SERVE 

Melanin & Medicine has ALMOST 2 DECADES OF experience helping mission-driven women of color in healthcare build & implement programs to improve the health of marginalized communities in the US and internationally in low-income countries.

OUR SERVICES

CLIENTS & COLLABORATORS




 

Health Systems
NONPROFIT HOSPITALS
HEALTH FOUNDATIONS 
COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS
MEDICAL TRAINING INSTITUTIONS
HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATIONS
ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS
Healthcare- focused Social Enterprises

Melanin & Medicine shatters health care delivery siloes to help diverse client organizations work together.

We do this work using our proprietary IMAGINE framework, which is rooted in evidence-based practices, community engagement and partnership principles, collective impact methodology, public health planning and evaluation and our wealth of real-world experience.

We provide strategic planning, external funding strategy, community engagement & partnerships, implementation support and program evaluation to .nonprofit hospitals and health organizations across the community health continuum.

Our remote and in-person trainings & workshops provide engaging & interactive learning experiences for hospitals and community organizations looking to increase their return on investment & sustainability of community benefit strategies and community health interventions. We  fit the demands of your schedule — from remote, one-hour overviews to a full day in-person bootcamps. 

Organizations that are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion need to support women, particularly those of color, to improve retention which suffers due to increased experiences of burnout, wage discrimination and job stress.

We offer hospitals, community organizations and training institutions access to our signature organizational wellness program, Change Makers Academy.  

COMMUNITY HEALTH STRATEGY PLANNING
&
IMPLEMENTATION

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP
STRATEGY

ORGANIZATIONAL WELLNESS PROGRAMS FOR WOMEN OF COLOR

SPEAKING
&
 WORKSHOPS

Melanin & Medicine shatters health care delivery siloes to help diverse client organizations work together.

We do this work using our proprietary IMAGINE framework, which is rooted in evidence-based practices, community engagement and partnership principles, collective impact methodology, public health planning and evaluation and our wealth of real-world experience.

LEARN MORE

We provide strategic planning, external funding strategy, community engagement & partnerships, implementation support and program evaluation to .nonprofit hospitals and health organizations across the community health continuum.

LEARN MORE

Our remote and in-person trainings & workshops provide engaging & interactive learning experiences for hospitals and community organizations looking to increase their return on investment & sustainability of community benefit strategies and community health interventions. We  fit the demands of your schedule — from remote, one-hour overviews to a full day in-person bootcamps. 

LEARN MORE

Organizations that are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion need to support women, particularly those of color, to improve retention which suffers due to increased experiences of burnout, wage discrimination and job stress.

We offer hospitals, community organizations and training institutions access to our signature organizational wellness program, Change Makers Academy.  

LEARN MORE

SPEAKING & WORKSHOPS

Dr. Uwemedimo is a board-certified pediatrician, professor, health services researcher and community health equity activist, with over 15 years of experience working both as a clinician and implementing community programs  in low-income countries across Africa, Asia, and Latin America, as well as low-income communities in the US. Her talks are informed by her global lens and her expertise, which include building socially & culturally responsive healthcare spaces, community engagement & partnership, social entrepreneurship, funding social enterprises in healthcare, immigrant & global health equity and addressing medical racism for providers and patients of color. Her work has been featured in several media outlets including People.com, NBC News, Medscape, Essence.com, Newsweek, Crain’s, Politico, Reuters, and NPR.



 popular keynotes, WORKSHOPS & PANEL PRESENTATIONS

“Health Has No Borders”. South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference 

"Child and Family Health Inequities: What Can We Collectively Do". NYS Coalition for Children's Behavioral Health

“From Queens to Kenya: Moving Towards Socially-Responsive Pediatrics”. Boston Medical Center

"Seizing the Moment for SNAP & Medicaid: Anticipated new public charge rule and the role of state advocates" Center for Law & Social Policy

"Pediatricians need to provide more than health care". American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition

“Strategies for Navigating Racism and Minoritized Professionals in Healthcare". NYU McSilver’s Institute for Poverty Policy and Research

“The Promise of Partnership: How Health Care and Human Service Collaboration Promote Healthy Child Development”. Philanthropy York

“Partnerships for Early Childhood Development: The Success of the Family Needs Screening (FAMNEEDS) Program”. United Hospital Fund 

Best Practices for Immigrant Child Health Advocacy: From Clinic to Community to Government”. New York State Pediatric Advocacy Conference. 

“Primary Care 2.0- The Age of the Physician Advocate: Addressing Social Determinants of Health”. City College of NY 

“What Global Health Can Teach Us About Social Medicine in the US”. Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education.

To request Dr. Omolara for speaking, workshops, or trainings fill out our request form:

complete our speaker request form

Using our experience of working over 15 years in domestic and global settings, we have had a sound track record of creating long-term strategic partnerships. This expertise has allowed us to infuse cultural-responsiveness when supporting my clients to build their programs and ensure that they avoid unintended consequences that can harm the populations we aim to serve.

We have also been able to support healthcare organizations to develop partnerships that have secured funding to support building systems for diverse stakeholders including community-based organizations, funders and governmental leaders to collectively focus on creating health justice.

Similarly, we have experience We have also had experiencing building an academic- community research partnership with an academic medical center and two large community-based organizations, which served as a venue for health-equity projects.


COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP
STRATEGY

To inquire about our  services to support your Community Partnerships strategy:

complete our client intake form

As a trained health services researcher in urban community health, our team has secured up to $2 million in grants and contracts to lead multidisciplinary and inter-professional teams investigating the impact of interventions addressing unmet social needs on health disparities and the effectiveness of clinical partnerships with community-based organizations to improve health equity among vulnerable populations. 

Our results with one large multi-hospital health system demonstrated that our clinical and social health integration models have been viewed favorably among patient participants and has also allowed for unparalleled engagement with clinical services among historically marginalized patient subpopulations, including immigrant and limited English proficient patients and caregivers. This work has served as a foundation and blueprint for several projects now being expanded across the health system 

Our programs all incorporate patient-centered clinical care delivery, health provider training, community collaboration and data dissemination through a social justice informed lens.

COMMUNITY HEALTH EQUITY PROGRAM
PLANNING & IMPLEMENTATION

To inquire about our services to support your Community Health Equity Strategy

complete our client intake form

ORGANIZATIONAL WELLNESS PROGRAMS FOR WOMEN OF COLOR IN HEALTHCARE

Women of color disproportionately experience multiple challenges in the workplace including increased job stress, isolation, high workloads, racism & sexism. Many of these issues are leading to a mass exodus of women of color, who are so necessary in medicine.

Data shows that in the healthcare space, women are more likely than men to: 1) take more time with patient and then spend more time documenting the case in electronic medical records; 2)stay up later at night completing work-related responsibilities , while shouldering a disproportionate role of non-professional responsibilities; 3)have lower capacity to decompress decompression (enjoying personal time without worrying about work, freeing your mind from work while away, disconnecting from work communications and rarely losing sleep over work issues). 

Organizations that are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion need to support women, particularly those of color, to improve retention which suffers due to increased experiences of burnout, wage discrimination and job stress. We offer hospitals, community organizations and training institutions access to our signature wellness program, Change Makers Academy

ChangeMakers Academy offers a 6-month personal & professional development support curriculum with monthly networking opportunities, curated articles & videos and access to a private learning community off of social media. Our system has already been shown to help women design a fully integrated life, succeed at work and remain more fulfilled at work.

To inquire about our getting Change Makers Academy for your organization:

complete our intake form