Closer Look: American Medical Association President Dr. Patrice Harris; Operation Second Chance; Investing for LGBTQI And Gender Equity

Dr. Patrice Harris was sworn-in as the new president of the American Medical Association last month.
Dr. Patrice Harris was sworn-in as the new president of the American Medical Association last month.
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Today on Closer Look with Rose Scott, Wednesday, July 3rd:

  • 0:00: Rose gives a news brief with the weather forecast for the Fourth of July and the Peachtree Road Race.
  • 3:34: Dr. Patrice Harris was sworn-in as the new president of the American Medical Association last month. She is the first African-American woman to hold this position within the AMA. Prior to becoming president, Dr. Harris has served as chair of the AMA’s Opioid Task Force, since its inception in 2014. She is also the former chief health officer of Fulton County. Dr. Harris joins “Closer Look” Wednesday for a conversation about her new role, her perspective on the American healthcare system, and her childhood growing up in Bluefield, West Virginia.
  • 26:48: At the Gwinnett County Jail,  a program called Operation Second Chance gives inmates the opportunity to rescue dogs that need loving homes. The idea began back in 2010, with a partnership with the Georgia Society of Human Friends. Since then, the program has grown to include more dogs and more adoptions. This year, the program celebrated its ninth year and its 500th rescue dog adoption. To hear more about how the program has grown since it first began, “Closer Look” recently visited the jail to speak to Deputy Cody Walker and to meet some of the inmate handlers and their dogs.
  •  4:15: A new report from Cornerstone Capital Group, an investment advisory group, shares how investors and asset managers can prioritize LGBTQI and gender equity. We hear more about the report, entitled “ Two Lenses, One Vision: Investing for LGBTQI and Gender Equity” from Katherine Pease, Managing Director of Impact Strategy at Cornerstone Capital Group.

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer.