Racism and Health Equity in the United States: A Symposium

Inequality and Health in the US: A Social Justice Symposium
April 24, 2017, 5:30 – 7:00pm
TMEC Amphitheatre
Harvard Medical School
260 Longwood Ave, Boston MA

The symposium features five abstract presentations by the authors of an upcoming Lancet special issue. The panel will be moderated by Joan Reede, Dean for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership, Harvard Medical School. Reception to follow.

Authors and posters include:

·  The Affordable Care Act: Implications for Healthcare Equity – Adam Gaffney, M.D., Instructor in Medicine, HMS; pulmonary and critical care physician, Cambridge Health Alliance.

·  Inequality and the US Health Care System – Samuel L. Dickman, M.D., Intern, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

·  Population Health in an Era of Rising Income Inequality: United States, 1980-2015 – Jacob Bor, ScD, SM, Assistant Professor and Peter T. Paul Career Development Professor in the Department of Global Health, Boston University

·  Mass Incarceration, Public Health and Widening Inequality in the US –  Christopher Wildeman, PhD, Associate Professor of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University

·  Structural racism and health inequities: evidence and interventions –  Mary T. Bassett, M.D., M.P.H., Commissioner, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Virtual welcome and remarks from Senator Elizabeth Warren

Hosted by
The Center for Primary Care
Cambridge Health Alliance
The Lancet
Woolhandler & Himmelstein

Sponsored by
Roosevelt House at Hunter College
HMS Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership

To register : https://primarycare.hms.harvard.edu/inequality-health-us-symposium/


Event Date: 
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm