A Look Inside Acclinate, a Techstars Startup Company Working to Fight Racial Disparities in Healthcare

Disparities in healthcare are one of the biggest problems facing America’s Black and Brown population today, from soaring costs to lack of adequate medical coverage. This is especially true within the realm of medical research, where a vast majority of the testing for new pharmaceuticals and experimental therapies is focused almost entirely on white volunteers.…

Acclinate’s Tiffany Whitlow cures health care ills

Acclinate co-founder and chief development officer Tiffany Jordan-Whitlow is an innovator and entrepreneur with a combined 15 years’ experience in economic development, marketing, healthcare management and community engagement. The committed community and health care advocate is a lifelong learner dedicated to strengthening communities through diversity, equity, and inclusion. While talking heads around the nation are involved in…

5 Questions to Ask a New Doctor

Physician care is necessary for routine checkups and medical management. But, with all of the confusion going on about healthcare today, finding a good doctor can be challenging.  When looking for the right provider, there are some questions that you might want to consider asking to help with making the best decisions.  We’ve outlined some…

VIDEO | Dr. David Hicks on doctors’ responsibility to educate the public about vaccines

https://youtu.be/BDUAuqbrh0M Dr. Jayne Morgan sits down with Dr. David Hicks, Deputy Health Director for the Jefferson County Health Department to talk about the responsibility of doctors to educate the public on COVID-19 and why it is important to get vaccinated. If doctors don’t step up and offer their educated perspectives, misinformation will fill the information…

Cox Enterprises Social Impact Accelerator Powered by Techstars Announces 2021 Class, and Acclinate is included

ATLANTA, Jan. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Cox Enterprises has announced the 2021 class of the Cox Enterprises Social Impact Accelerator powered by Techstars. Now in its second year, the program has shifted focus to support companies addressing social justice and systemic racism issues. The three-month program will provide virtual mentoring, funding and global connections to 10 for-profit, mission-driven companies. Strategic…

Acclinate selected for international investment, innovation program

Acclinate has been selected for the 2021 class of the Cox Enterprises Social Impact Accelerator, powered by Techstars. Acclinate is a minority-owned, Alabama-based company that strives to achieve health equity and personalized health care for all by diversifying genomic data and clinical research. The Social Impact Accelerator program provides virtual mentoring, funding and global connections to 10 for-profit, mission-driven…

COVID-19 vaccination eligibility expanded in Alabama to include persons ages 65 through 74 and others

Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) announced Friday starting February 8, ADPH will extend eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations to include people 65 or older, and additional groups of frontline workers. The Vaccine Allocation Plan is available at www.alabamapublichealth.gov/covid19vaccine/assets/adph-covid19-vaccination-allocation-plan.pdf Frontline critical workers listed in the plan are as follows: First responders Corrections…