April 13, 2018 was proclaimed Dr. Joseph Betancourt Day in the city of Boston by Mayor Martin J. Walsh. As stated in the official proclamation, Betancourt, MD, MPH, director of the MGH Disparities Solutions Center, “has established himself as a national leader in addressing health disparities and cross-cultural medicine. He has served on Boston’s Board of Health since 2009 and has been instrumental in establishing the Boston Health Equity Measure Set quality metrics. Betancourt’s advocacy has kept Boston at the leading edge of emerging local policy.”
This article was published in the 04/20/18 Hotline issue.