[act-ma] 12/9 Health Care Reform & Health Care Disparities (Wed)
janet at communitychangeinc.org
Mon Nov 23 08:23:37 PST 2009
Community Change, Inc. Brown Bag Anti-Racism Discussion Series 2009
Changing the Public Discourse around Race
HEALTH CARE REFORM & HEALTH CARE DISPARITIES: WHERE’S THE DEBATE?
The quest to correct racial disparities in health care – differences
in the level and quality of treatment between whites and minorities –
hasn’t been the focus of health reform debate. But advocates are
hoping to use the nearly trillion-dollar effort to fix some of the
inequities, by sending billions in federal aid to boost community
hospitals, local clinics, and other programs. Are these effective
ways to address health care disparities? If so, what are the chances
that these items will be part of a final bill? What can WE do to
support work to correct racial disparities in health care?
December 9, 2009
12 noon – 1:30 pm
Community Change Library on Racism
14 Beacon Street
Boston MA 02108
Renee M. Landers. Professor of Law, Suffolk University, is the
author of Massachusetts Health Insurance Reform Legislation: An
Effective Tool for Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health
Care, 29 HAMLINE J. PUB. L. & POL'Y 1 (2007) and Plus ca change, plus
c'est la meme chose: The Representation of People of Color (and
Women) in Boston Law Firms, 50:5 BOSTON BAR J. 15 (Nov./Dec. 2006).
Elmer R. Freeman, MSW, is the Executive Director of the Center for
Community Health Education Research and Service, Inc. an academic/
community partnership among Northeastern University Bouve College of
Health Sciences, Boston University School of Medicine, and a network
of 15 community health centers serving the diverse racial and ethnic
underserved populations of the central city neighborhoods of Boston.
He is the co-chair of Critical MASS, a multi-organizational,
multicultural, multi-community, statewide coalition to eliminate
racial and ethnic health disparities in Massachusetts.
Please bring your lunch. Beverages will be provided. $5 contribution
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED! RSVP (617-523-0555 or
janet at communitychangeinc.org.)
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