“Dr. Hood has played a vital role at AHF and in the community, both locally and nationwide, as a leader addressing health issues that persist in our most vulnerable populations,”
A frequently sought speaker who articulately addresses U.S. healthcare concerns, Dr. Hood has lectured extensively to diverse audiences of healthcare providers and administrators, medical students, federal and state governmental agencies, and national private and public audiences.
“As a Blue Ribbon panel member with AFH since 2010, I’ve been able to help the foundation identify out-of-the-box, grant-making opportunities for its annual Innovation Initiative grant. I’ve also become very familiar with the innovative ideas our providers have to offer the community,“ said Dr. Rodney G. Hood, AHF Program Committee member. “I’m proud to accept my role on AHF’s Program Committee to continue identifying and rewarding outstanding organizations that are advancing health and wellness for those in need in San Diego & Imperial Counties.”
Dr. Hood’s areas of expertise include health disparities, medical history and racism, health policy and advocacy, and cultural competency in healthcare. Beyond his new role at AHF, Dr. Hood currently serves as the vice chairman of the National Medical Association’
In August 2000, Dr. Hood became the 101st president of the National Medical Association (NMA) after serving as the association’
Dr. Hood is an honors graduate of Northeastern University School of Pharmacy, and a graduate of UC San Diego School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at UC San Diego Medical School where he currently serves as an assistant clinical professor of medicine.
About Alliance Healthcare Foundation
Alliance Healthcare Foundation (AHF) works to advance health and wellness for the most vulnerable – the poor, working poor, children and homeless in San Diego & Imperial Counties. We look for ways to collaborate with nonprofit, government and community agencies to further this goal. For more information visit www.alliancehealthcarefoundation.org.