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Page Appointed Medical Director for The Access Partnership
On January 1, 2020, Dr. Kathleen Page was named Medical Director for The Access Partnership (TAP), a charitable healthcare program that provides primary and specialty care at Johns Hopkins to uninsured Baltimore residents who have demonstrated financial need.
Dr. Page’s career focuses on healthcare disparities and ensuring access to care among the Latino immigrant population, in particular. She has served as Baltimore City Health Department’s Director of STD/HIV/HCV/TB Clinical Services, and is co-founder of Centro SOL, whose mission is to promote equity in health and opportunity for Latinos by advancing clinical care, research, education, and advocacy. Dr. Page also recently worked with Human Rights Watch to assess the impact of the Venezuelan crisis on public health, and she briefed the UN Security Council on the findings. She is a recipient of JHU Diversity Recognition Award, the Mayor’s Hispanic Heritage Award, the Johns Hopkins President’s Award and the Clinical Excellence Award. In 2018, she was a Johns Hopkins School of Medicine 125th Anniversary “Living the Hopkins Mission” Honoree
“The Access Partnership offers healthcare to patients who typically fall through the cracks,” Page explains. “When people lack access to primary care, they typically seek care only when they’re very ill. At that point, treatment can be a real challenge. We know that when people have access to care, they remain healthier. TAP’s mission and approach meet a critical shortfall in patient care locally, and it’s an honor to be entrusted with strategic medical leadership for this effort.”