Spring 2017
MVA partners with NHDC to hold Faith and Health Summit
As part of an effort to recognize and celebrate faith-based institutions that have worked to promote health equity and reduce health disparities, the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance partnered with the Nashville Health Disparities Coalition to present the Faith and Health Summit on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Lee Chapel AME Church in Nashville.

Research news
PMHDC announces Community Engagement Planning Awards
The Consortium Core of the Precision Medicine and Health Disparities Collaborative (PMHDC) announced on March 15 the approval of funding to three community-based organizations in the Southeast region -- the Miami-Dade Area Health Education Center, the Progreso Community Center and FI CHW Coalition, Inc. -- as the Community Engagement Planning Awards for Year One.

MVSA news
'Whose Central Line Is It Anyway?' variety show held at Vanderbilt University's Sarratt Cinema
Sponsored by the Meharry-Vanderbilt Student Alliance, the first-ever "Whose Central Line Is It Anyway?" variety show was held on Feb. 11, 2017, at Vanderbilt University's Sarratt Cinema.

Community engagement news
Safety Net Consortium of Middle Tennessee launches My HealthCare Home website
On April 20, 2017, the Safety Net Consortium of Middle Tennessee and the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance partnered to launch My HealthCare Home, a web-based service linking Middle Tennessee's uninsured and underinsured to affordable, accessible, quality healthcare through the Safety Net's clinic partners.

IPE news
Pilar Prather, M.Ed joins MVA as Program Manager for IPE
Pilar Prather, M.Ed has joined the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance as the Program Manager for Interprofessional Education (IPE) and Inter-Institutional Collaborative Learning.

About the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance
The Alliance's mission is to enrich learning and advance clinical research by developing and supporting mutually beneficial partnerships between Meharry Medical College, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the communities they serve.
Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance |  mva@meharry-vanderbilt.org