October 27, 2021

The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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October 27, 2021
Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium Founder Opens Center In North Philadelphia Aimed Health Equity

“You know her and many people trust her. Dr. Ala Stanford has been on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. She has witnessed a growing demand for expanded health care services beyond just COVID-19 vaccinations and testing. Now, Stanford is opening a new clinic to help fill that void.continue reading

October 27, 2021
The Black Doctors Consortium’s primary care clinic in North Philly is now open

“The Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium has removed the “COVID-19” from its name, not because the pandemic is over, but because the group has expanded to do more than just offer coronavirus tests and vaccinations. On Wednesday, it opened a clinic offering primary care and behavioral health services to adults and children in North Philadelphia.” continue reading

October 27, 2021
The Philadelphia Tribune
New center focuses on providing health equity

“The Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium is known for providing equitable access to COVID-19 testing and vaccines in the community. When the consortium’s founder Dr. Ala Stanford realized there was a demand for services that went beyond testing and vaccines, she decided to launch a new health clinic. Wednesday afternoon, she cut the ribbon on the Dr. Ala Stanford Center for Health Equity (ASHE) in North Philadelphia.” continue reading

October 27, 2021
The Philadelphia Inquirer
The Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium’s new primary care clinic will open next week

“Over the last 18 months, the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium rose to health-care stardom as a go-to provider for coronavirus testing and vaccine distribution in Philadelphia’s hardest-hit neighborhoods. But what started as a mobile grassroots effort to help the underserved weather the pandemic has evolved into a brick-and-mortar primary care clinic aimed at improving health outcomes far beyond the virus.” continue reading


Dr. Ala Stanford (full speech)
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the
Dr. Ala Stanford Center for Health Equity
Kamau Stanford
Registered nurse Shelah McMillan
Reverend Marshall Mitchell
Rev. Dr. Lorina Marshall Blake
Philadelphia City Council President
Darrell L. Clarke
“Excuse me, I am a surgeon.”