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February 23, 2017

Embodied Inequality

Embodied Inequality Series
Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care

When: February 23, 2017, 4:00 - 5:30pm

Where: Moss Auditorium, COMRB, 909 S. Wolcott Ave., Chicago, IL

About the talk: Efforts to train health providers in cultural competency, expand wellness education programs and community health centers, and increase access to health insurance have only had a modest effect on reducing health disparities. This talk will focus on evidence-based legal remedies that accurately address implicit and unintentional forms of discrimination in order to eradicate health disparities from the American health care system.

About the Speaker: Dayna Bowen Matthew is Professor at University of Colorado Law School and the School of Public Health. She serves on the faculty of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities, and is co-founder of the Colorado Health Equity Project, a medical legal partnership whose mission is to remove barriers to good health for low-income clients. Her latest book is Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care.

About the Series: Embodied Inequality: Unpacking the Impact of Race & Racism on Health builds on important work documenting extensive health disparities. This inter-disciplinary lecture series explores why race is so consequential for health outcomes. Sessions will focus on a range of topics including how race matters for access to healthcare and healthcare delivery, how structural and interpersonal racism impact mental, emotional and physical health, and how scholars, practitioners, and community groups can intervene to improve health outcomes for vulnerable communities.